You don’t have to overthink things when creating videos.
You definitely don’t need a lot of fancy equipment to get started, but even if you want to go a more professional route, the essential tools you will need are very affordable.
Ways To Create Content For Your Videos
If you’re on a budget you can get started recording videos on your smartphone.
Most people have smartphones these days so this option wouldn’t require much extra money out of pocket.
Once you record your videos transfer them to your computer and upload them to Videofire.
Recommended Recording Equipment
If you would like to add a little more professionalism to your videos here are a few tools and resources I recommend investing in…
External Microphone – There’s several excellent USB microphones for around $100 or less on Amazon but a good one to start with is the Blue Yeti USB microphone.
Screen Recording Software – If you’re on a PC I recommend Camtasia. And if you’re using a Mac I recommend ScreenFlow. Both of these softwares are fairly inexpensive, come with a lot of features to make your videos look much more professional, and are pretty intuitive to learn.
Lighting Kit – This is definitely not essential, but if you’re creating a lot of content where you’re in front of the camera, this would be a good investment to add some extra light to your face so it doesn’t look you’re recording videos in the dark inside a closet. Here is an inexpensive kit I recommend.
Tripod – A great investment so your hands can be free if recording in or outdoors. Here is an inexpensive option.
Selfie Stick – Another non-essential tool, but it might be something nice to have if your channel or content lends itself to these kinds of videos.
Lavalier Microphone – This is a useful investment, especially when recording using a smartphone in outdoor settings. The lavalier mic helps reduce the noise and fuzz that would normally be picked up by the smartphone’s built-in mic, especially if there’s a lot of wind.
There are several different solutions for outsourcing high quality video content that you can use for your channels, but one of the most affordable options are Fiverr gigs.
And if you have a bit more of a budget you might consider investing in a video production service like The HOTH.
Additionally, here are a few softwares that can help you automagically create custom video content quickly
How To Format Your Videos
You don’t have to overcomplicate this part.
I recommend keeping your videos short and simple.
An easy format for your videos is to first have a clear and concise Introduction where you tell the visitor exactly what they’re going to learn in the video and what to expect.
Next, share the Main Content (make sure it’s both informative and entertaining).
Last, have a Conclusion followed by a clear Call-To-Action.
Examples Of Call-To-Actions
- Getting the visitor to subscribe to your channel
- Visit a website
- Leave a comment below
So, those are some best practices for creating video content along will several recommended tools and resources for making your video content more professional.
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