You will learn 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 either as an individual or as a brand / project / business. You will populate your channel 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 to add effects, styles and music to your videos. You will learn how to use recently added new features that focus on interactivity and promotion in YouTube Creator Studio. By the end of the course, you will have a running and working vlog that you will be able to manage and update yourself subsequently to the course. This hands-on course focuses on the technical and functional side of creating, maintaining and managing a vlog.
Introduction to video blogging on YouTube
What you will learn
By the end of this course, you will be able to:
- Setting up a vlog in your own YouTube channel
- Editing video using YouTube and Shotcut: trims, cuts, effects, titles, styles, music
- New promotion features: cards, end screens
- Populating your vlog with content
- Connecting your vlog to other channels and social networks.
Class format and activities
You will be taught with demonstrations and explanations from the tutor. Then you will put what you learnt into practice. 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.
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, handouts and health and safety information, and will be invited to take part in-group discussion. You should be able to use numbers and be able to do simple measurements and calculations.
What you need to know before you enrol
This course is aimed at anyone interested in vlogging and develop the skills in setting up a YouTube Channel
What you need
Bring a pen and some paper. A phone would be essential along with Gmail account
What you can do next
You can start vlogging, write your own blog using WordPress or any of our social media courses progress onto other accredited and non-accredited courses at Morley College, London.