YouTube video making isn't rocket science. Way back during YouTube's humble beginnings, its early users just used their own webcams to create personal videos about their respective interests.
Keep in mind that the webcams manufactured back in the day didn't provide a very nice video quality similar to what we see today. Back then, even webcams that have lower than 360p resolution were employed to make YouTube videos.
People back then just used videos to express their opinion on a particular topic. There are some who also showcased their talent, may it be playing the guitar or any other musical instrument. No fancy video equipment was required.
All someone had to do was sit in front of their computer and press "record."
As time passed and technologies evolved, people felt the need to create more unique content to have more viewers. Back then, monetizing your videos wasn't the "in" thing yet.
The important thing back then was to get a lot of viewers and in turn make the creator of the video famous. Fame was the number one driving force back when video monetization still wasn't around.
So, in their thirst to provide more beautiful and unique video content, video creators made use of different advanced video recording devices.
Computer webcams that are able to provide high-resolution images and videos started to be utilized. Others started to make use of green screens which provide computer-generated backgrounds as special effects for videos that required such.
In addition, the use of video editing software started to become a trend. Just like in major Hollywood films, video editing was done to ensure smooth transitions between scenes and special effects that created depth are applied.
So how does a typical YouTube video creation go? For starters, it depends on what type of video is being made. If it's a vlog, all you need are yourself and the camera that you will be using to record.
Vlogs are basically similar to video documentaries that capture a person's life and other events on camera. Vlogs are similar to reality shows. They don't need any special effects or any fancy video editing software.
All that were needed were you, your subjects-ie the people around you-and the raw footage captured by your recording device.
If the type of video you're going to make is a video review of a particular product or service, all you need are high-resolution cameras-preferably ones that shoot in 1080p resolution-and the subject of the video review.
You may also want to make use of basic video editing software to cut unwanted footage and only highlight particular aspects of the product that you are reviewing.
Simply record the subject in different angles with appropriate lighting while also focusing on the various features that it has. After recording the subject, you can then dub in your voice, talking about the product's features and benefits so that your viewers will know what you are talking about.
Recording YouTube videos is fast and easy. It's just a matter of deciding which type of video you want to create, recording it, editing it, and then uploading it to YouTube for the world to see.