Video blogging with YouTube: introduction
Time: 10:30 - 16:30
Location: KS - Keeley Street
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Course Code: CVBYT08
Available start dates
Duration: 2 sessions (over 2 weeks)
What is the course about?
This course will teach you how to set up your own vlog in YouTube, how to customise and implement its functionality utilising YouTube full capabilities as a website, social network, video editor and publisher. You will create your own channel and will populate it with sections featuring different video content from your own and other channels, sharing and linking with other vloggers and networks.
You will learn basic video editing skills in YouTube Creator Studio, complemented with the open source software Shotcut putting your videos together to build a story to music and sound.
By the end of the course you will have a running and working vlog that you’ll be able to manage and update yourself subsequently to the course. Video material will be provided although you can bring your own*. This hands-on course focuses on the technical and functional side of creating, maintaining and managing a vlog.
* bring your own video material as files saved in a USB stick or external drive Windows compatible only.
What will we cover?
• Setting up a vlog in your own YouTube channel
• Editing video using YouTube and Shotcut: trims, cuts, music
• Populating your vlog with content
• Connecting your vlog to other channels and social networks.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
• Have the skills necessary to build, maintain and update your own YouTube channel vlog
• Edit, publish and manage you videos in YouTube Creator Studio
• Further edit you videos in Shotcut
• Add online content to your vlog
• Interact with the world through your vlog and other social networks.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
You should have a Gmail account in full working order with known username and password you can access and are ready to use at the start of the course. No YouTube or video editing pre-requisites necessary. You should be able to use a Windows computer comfortably, the internet and email. You should be able to follow simple written and verbal instructions to support demonstrations, hand-outs and health and safety information, and will be invited to take part in group discussion. You should be able to use numbers and do simple measurements and calculations.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
You will be taught step by step through using demonstrations and presentations and by completing practical exercises on Computer, each student has access to a computer for practical work. This is a very hands-on course where you will make your own vlog as you learn. Although it will be individual work primarily, some group work may also take place.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
You should have access to your existing social media account(s) and remember to bring with you the log in details and your student number. If you don’t have existing account(s) you will need to bring a valid email address and its password to sign up for a new account. This will help you to practice the course content during the class and gain valuable hands-on experience. You should bring a USB stick/drive Windows compatible with your own video files (no transfer from cameras or phones will be possible) and to take course documentation back with you.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
You can progress to Video blogging with YouTube: Intermediate and Video blogging with YouTube: Advanced. In these courses you will learn:
• Advanced features in video editing using effects, titles and animation
• Recently added new features that focus on interactivity and promotion in Youtube Creator Studio
• Creating a Brand channel in Youtube
• Understanding and taking advantage of Youtube Statistics and settings.
Yolanda is an artist and all-round designer specialised in video and new technologies. With 20 years of experience in the digital arena and a strong reputation within the animation industry, Yolanda’s portfolio includes multimedia creations commissioned and in collaboration with independent creators, design agencies and corporate clients, including Sony, Codemasters and The Arts Council England. She holds an MA in Digital Moving Image from London Metropolitan University and teaches Web Design, Video Editing, Blogging and Video Blogging to adults. She started teaching 8 years ago to share her passion for digital art and new technologies with others. Yolanda’s video and installation work has been exhibited across the world including Madrid Abierto and Sala Rekalde in Spain, Zendai Museum of Modern Art in Shanghai, Arte Channel in Canal+ (France), and the Center for Art and Media in Karlsruhe (ZKM), Germany. She has screened in over 50 international video film festivals where she has won awards such as the International Digital effects Award at the Sydney Underground Film Festival.
Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.