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Learning How to Make Videos Yourself: A Guide On The Basics

Making videos is a great way to market your business and engage with your customers. Not only are videos popular, but they can also be very effective in driving conversions. However, making videos can seem like a daunting task if you don't know where to start. In this guide, we will teach you the basics of video creation so that you can start making videos yourself!

The first thing you need to learn about video is that there are many different types of videos, the list is almost endless. You can create a short film, an instructional video for your website or YouTube channel, and even animated GIFs. There are also different ways in which you can create these types of content: by hand with software like Adobe Premiere pro; using a phone or webcam; or by using a professional video creation tool like Animoto.

The next thing you need to learn is the basics of video composition. This includes understanding shot types, framing your shots correctly, and adding motion graphics and titles. You don't have to be an expert at this, but it's important to learn the basics so that your videos look polished and professional. There are a few apps that can help you do these things fairly effortlessly.

Another thing to keep in mind is to get your lighting and sound right . If you're shooting a video with your phone or webcam, make sure that there is enough light and that the sound is clear. You don't necessarily need external lighting or microphones but you would definitely benefit from using them and if you're using software like Adobe Premiere Pro, be sure to use the correct audio settings so that your videos sound good.

Remember that you can edit your video as well, you don't need to nail everything in one take! Sometimes being in front of the camera can be really daunting even if it is just your phone that you are shooting on so remember that you can take a little bit of breathing time to set yourself. Just know that even professional actors sometimes need to take a few minutes to set themselves to make sure they get things right.

Don't take yourself too seriously and try to have fun with it! When you are making these videos people will be engaged with your company and you if you are personable and make things that are interesting to watch. More engagement means more fans and more fans means more sales!

Finally, you need to learn how to market your videos. This includes publishing them on social media, embedding them on your website, and using video SEO techniques to get more views. By following these tips, you can create great videos that will help promote your business!

P.S. Don't forget that there is really no substitute for paying a professional video production team to help with your video creation because they have spent years learning not only the technical side of video creation but also the creative side of things. This means that with a lot less effort on your part you can achieve amazing results!

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