Apr 10, 2012
Hiya all :)
Yesterday I posted an Eyes Of The Day post on my blog and a few girls commented asking for a tutorial. Does anyone have any advice on filming a tutorial or starting YouTube?
I'm scared as silly as that sounds haha!
Hey Lisa! I don't do tutorials myself, but I do love to watch them! And the majority of what I know today are from great youtubers.
I think aslong as you're clear about how you achieved the look, step by step. Maybe what products you used, what kind of texture, why you used the certain products/tools etc.
Those are the things I find helpful when watching tutorials :)
Hi Robert, I follow your blog and you should be doing tutorials, I reaaaaally love your make up.
Thank you for the advice! :) xox
I'm definitly no expert as I've only starting doing tutorials recently myself but my advice would be to go over what you're going to say a couple of times in front of the camera before you turn it on. This lets you get used to speaking in front of it and looking at it while doing the tutorial.
It can be a little scary at first but after a while it's so much fun to do and know people are enjoying your work. Just try and be yourself in front of the camera and don't worry too much about it all being perfect. Like Robert said as long as you're being clear about what you're doing and how you're achieving your look then it should be fine.
hey lisa! i dont think its silly of you to be scared of starting a youtube channel! i feel the same way as much as i want to begin my youtube channel i have get over my shyness.
Apr 11, 2012
I film tutorials, and it's not my choice to decide if they're good or not... But I think I've done pretty well with them. Make sure to start the video with the completed look on at least one eye, just because I *hate* haveing to scroll all the way through the video to see if it's a look that I'll even like. Next, make sure to be using some sort of technique. Not to be rude, as I'm sure that this will come off, but don't just make a tutorial for the sake of making. Make a tutorial because you think that it's a good look that you want to share. Possibly most importantly, just make sure that the camera quality is good, and the lighting is good, otherwise, even if someone watches the video all the way through, they won't gain anything from it. Lastly, try not to make the video too long, something I struggle with terribly, just because that's generally better. Best of luck, and I hope to see one from you soon!
Thanks all for the advice!
@Pamela - it does seem scary ha!
I know what you mean. I was asked to make a tutorial on the eye make up in my profile photo so I was going to complete my face apart from one eye to make it short and to just demonstrate how to do it. I hate it as well having to scroll through having to watch someone complete two eyes ha. Thanks for the advice! :)
Apr 13, 2012
I'm a pretty shy girl when it comes to speaking in public, but I finally built up the courage and started making Youtube videos. It's weird at first, especially since it's just you talking to a camera but you start getting more comfortable with it as time goes on.
People like to see the entire process from what products you use, where you put it, to the exact strokes you make. So make sure you're not too far from the camera to where the viewer can't tell what it is you're exactly doing. And above all else explain what your doing verbally (or with texts). Don't be afraid to say things over and over again til you get it right, that's what video editing is for! Good luck Lisa! :)
Make sure you have good lighting, be sure to state what product you're using, and be sure to state where you're applying the product at.
If you don't have a camera with auto focus don't put the product too close to the lens because it'll just be really blurry. Make sure you're zoomed in enough so you can see the look. Make sure you turn the tv and music off because they can be distracting.
I don't have a YouTube channel but I know from watching them that You should be alone, so no people or loud noses interfere. Also make sure there's nothing moving in the background it can easily distract. I know these are really obvious, but I see them constantly. Hope This helped!
Thanks all for the advice :)
I won't have any music on, that drives me insane when watching tutorials/videos.
Ah, Andrew, I know exactly what you mean! xx
I have been thinking about making a few video's myself. So the first thing I did was watch a bunch of video's that was close to what I was going to do. I made notes of what I liked and disliked about other youtuber videos. What I found I looked for was videos that had: no annoying background music or noises. Ones that had no back ground distractions like people or pets or tons of clutter that distracted from the tutorial. I liked videos where I could hear what the person was saying and they had good lighting so I could also see clearly what they were doing. I think some people just use a over head light and it casts shadows and makes the video seem grainy and dark..... maybe just placing a few lamps in front of you but off to the side so they are not seen by the camera would give you the extra light needed to keep the video from being too dark. Also I find that I like clear instruction. If some one says "um, like, or yeah" over and over it gets annoying real quick! Plus remember if you mess up it is no big deal. It is all about the editing so you can go back in and cut out bad parts and refilm some parts........
Apr 15, 2012
Hi. I do YouTube tutorials too. My advice would be to film the actual tutorial without narrating it while filming. Then edit it down and record narration on your computer. I think this is better because when you record the narration after you edit it down, it tends to be more to the point because you know what you did and you won't be saying lots of unnecessary stuff like some people tend to do, which makes the video longer than it needs to be. Make it as short as possible, less than 5 minutes long if possible. Hope that helped and good luck :)
Thank you everyone!
I'll defo keep everything in mind. I'm so nervous aha.
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