YouTube Stars: Introduction to Video Production

· April 20, 2020

In this 3-lesson course, students will learn how to plan, record, edit, and publish videos for YouTube using their smartphone or tablet. This is a fun, in-depth, course covering the video creating process and tools for students who wish to become content creators for YouTube. Students will have 1-3 hours of homework each lesson, practicing the techniques demonstrated in class.

Session 1: Internet Safety and Challenge Videos – In this lesson, we will learn about internet safety, challenge videos, and the basics of the video-making process. Homework for this lesson will be to film a challenge video with a smartphone or tablet.

Session 2: Intro to Editing – For this lesson, students will learn about editing their challenge videos, using KineMaster, on their smartphone or tablet. Their edits will include creating segments, adjusting frame speed, adding text, and adding sound/music. Students will also learn how to upload their videos to YouTube. Homework for this lesson will be to edit the challenge videos.

Session 3: Advanced Video Planning – Now it’s time to get more in-depth. Students will learn more about the video planning process, including storyboarding and scripting. They will also learn how to use the built-in screen recorders for iOS and Android to record gameplay on their smartphone or tablet. For homework, students will plan, record, and edit a video, such as a how-to, unboxing, PSA, etc… These videos will be recorded with a smartphone or tablet.

IMPORTANT: Students will need an Android or iOS smartphone or tablet with all of the required (FREE) software installed to follow along with the lessons. We do not recommend using a Kindle Fire or Chromebook for this course. If students wish to upload their videos and/or customize their channel, they will also need a YouTube account.

Required Software

Students will need an Android or iOS smartphone or tablet to record and edit their videos. The device will need the following apps installed:

Students will also need a YouTube account if they wish to upload and share their videos. We do not walk students through creating an account because you must be at least 13 years old to create an account, and even then you need a parent’s permission. So we recommend having an adult set up the account. You can find instructions for creating an account here: https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/1646861

We do not recommend using an emulator on a computer (i.e. Bluestacks) to use any software, and we don’t recommend using a Chromebook or Kindle Fire for this class.

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Course Includes

  • 3 Lessons