I have been procrastinating to make a youtube video for so long, it took me about 30 hours since I firmly decided to make a video.
The desire to make a tutorial video started long back when I was unable to understand many tutorials on youtube and other sites. The issue is not that the videos are good enough, the issue is the teaching style didn't work for me.
Finally, I decided to make a video about 2 months ago, I want my first video should be simple and useful to the #webdev community.
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Step 2 (Tools): As a beginner, we strive for perfection and quality, so I started trying a bunch of screen recording tools, microphones, audio mixers, etc.. and if I have to buy the best products in the market I would definitely go bankrupt. so I decided to use Camtasia 2 for screen recording and editing which I bought years ago on the app store with a gift card I got from apple,(Imovie and Quick time are free tools you can use if you have MAC). I wanted a decent microphone as audio plays a major role, so I bought the Blue Yeti USB microphone during thanksgiving deals.
- Camtasia 2(Video/Screen Recording and Editing).
- Blue Yeti Microphone (For good voice quality).
- Canva (To create thumbnail and title animation).
Free Tool Alternative:
- QUICK TIME & IMovie For MAC, CamStudio for windows.
- Use the inbuilt MAC/PC microphone or your Earpiece microphone.
- Canva (It's free for creating thumbnails or simple stuff, there is a paid plan as well)
Step 3 (Recording & Editing): Its recording time, it felt very weird hearing my voice recorded, I spent almost 2 hours for a 10 minute video re-recording what I recorded the first time, surprise it didn't get any better than the first time and I got really tired. Final step editing, since me being a newbie in editing it took me 2 hours to edit the video and get it down to some 8 minutes, I wanted the video to be crisp so I edited a lot of gaps and fillers.
Finally, I uploaded the video on youtube and got a huge number of views, just kidding I got 10 views all mostly from my friends whom I asked to watch.
The bottom line is just don't wait to be perfect in anything, just started doing even though it sucks like my VIDEO on youtube. I will try to make more tutorials and fun videos on my channel HackerHeap. Please CLICK HERE if you like to subscribe.