Video Basics | Video Resources Page

Megan and I are both from the school of Google. If you don’t know how to do something, Google it. Chances are someone has made a YouTube video on exactly what you’re hoping to learn. We’ve sifted through pages and pages of tutorials and articles about how to create good, quality video content. And so, we’ve put together this video resources page so you can spend less time Googling and more time creating.

This is a growing list. Bookmark this page and check back often as we update it frequently. Please be patient as we work on organizing it by topic.

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Subscribe To: Think Media

Sean from Think Media has an extensive list of tips and strategy videos as well as tech reviews. He covers everything from growing your YouTube presence, lighting solutions, staying motivated, microphone reviews, and so much more.

Watch This: Understanding natural light and making it work for your videos.

Brad Powell gives excellent tips on using natural light, eliminating shadows and the absolute worst mistake you can do with natural light.

Watch This: Syncing multiple videos and audio

Justin from Primal Video shares one of the biggest editing tips ever to save you time.

Read This: A review of the best entry-level DSLR cameras and what to look for in 2018.

Watch This: How to create a Lifestyle backdrop and affordable backdrop options for your videos.

This video skews a little young but there are some great tips if you are looking to create a stylized backdrop in your videos. Maya is a GOLDMINE of resources.

Watch this: How to create thumbnails using TubeBuddy

We love TubeBuddy as a resource for YouTube. In this video they show you how to create custom thumbnails without ever leaving YouTube.

Watch This: How to customize your YouTube channel home page.

The Video Creators channel is a wealth of information about YouTube! We love this video on how to use YouTube new End Card Editor

SEO, Keyword-Rich Descriptions and Long Tail Keywords

My favorite places to search what terms other people are looking for: “Related Searches” in Google, Pinterest, forums (read this: how to search forums for long tail keywords).

Visit this site: Get suggestions for long tail keywords based on your seed keywords

Editing for IGtv

Xayli Barclay is a relatively new channel, but is already filling up with great information. Her IGtv tutorials are among our favorites.

Watch this: How to edit for IGtv in iMovie