If you have no experience with making videos, other than perhaps filming Tik Toks on your phone, fear not. It’s super easy to become talented at videography with very limited experience. Here’s how.
- Use YouTube
Youtube is an incredible tool for learning new skills. Videographers use this free platform to create tutorials, how-tos and reviews of cameras, programmes and more. If you can’t afford professional tutoring in this new hobby of yours, use YouTube and become a self-taught video legend.
The benefit of using YouTube instead of paying for a course of lessons is that if you decide against this new learning curve, you can quit whenever you like - without owing money for a course. Similarly, you can invest in products that are well-reviewed by professionals on YouTube, so that you don’t waste money on products that don’t suit you.
- Practice Makes Perfect
Once you’ve researched and found the perfect camera for you, it’s time to get out and try out your skills. Take advice from the professionals online and wander around your local area, filming short segments with a few friends. This will be super fun and will help you get to grips with how easily you adapt to your new toy.
As you improve, branch out your skills. Once you’ve mastered one particular style of videography, try out a totally different one - even if you don’t feel very attracted to the idea! It’s important to be a versatile videographer, learning all the time, never dropping your hustle.
- Making Your Work Accessible
Now you’ve honed your skills, you can start making videos to post up online. These can be passion projects of your own, or for professional clients who are paying for your awesome services. Just like those before you, make sure your work is as accessible as possible. Passing the torch is super important if this great culture of free learning is to continue.
Not only should your videos be accessible financially, but it would be very useful to also help those with disabilities to access your work. This can be done with automated captioning for video and audio descriptions.
- Editing is crucial
Editing your work is just as crucial a skill as making it in the first place. Once the filming is over, learning to edit, layer, and add sound to your work will make it the complete body of work that you can post up online or sell. Editing is challenging and time consuming, but is an essential skill for any videographer.