How to Film Youtube Videos 🎥 (Tips to be FAST and EFFICIENT!)

How to Film Youtube Videos 🎥 (Tips to be FAST and EFFICIENT!)


What’s up everyone. Welcome back to my channel, the number one
place for new coaches, content creators and entrepreneurs. In today’s video, I really want to share with
you guys some tips and strategies on how exactly I film my youtube videos, specifically how
I went from spending over five hours of just filming one video alone to finally cutting
that time in more than half. Now, after a whole year of being on youtube
and posting about more than 75 videos to date on the platform, I’ve definitely picked up
a couple of strategies that are really going to help you. Now, obviously at the end of the day, this
all takes practice and consistency. You cannot expect your first few videos to
just be filmed in less than 10 minutes. Even for me, I’m not even at that point yet. However, I do hope that this video is at least
going to save you a lot of the initial headaches that I went through so that you can really
get a head start on your youtube journey. So if you’re interested in learning about
how I feel, my videos, some of the key tools that I use in order to be efficient, then
keep on watching. The first tip that’s really helped me in becoming
a little bit more efficient, especially after some practice, is having a bullet point script
structure. Now in the beginning, what I was doing, my
videos, I used to have a whole transcription of what I would actually say in the video
and I was glued to the idea that if I strayed away from this script, then I made a mistake
and therefore I would force myself to start all over again. I was literally in the mindset that if I didn’t
follow this script and the video was not going to be good. However, there were a lot of issues with this
specifically what we’re doing here, if you do something like this is called over scripting. If you are literally trying to control every
aspect of your video, you’re going to have a really hard time because you have to realize
that how you type something out may not be necessarily how you’re saying something in
real life. And it took me a really long time to understand
that this isn’t really efficient because that’s not how I actually talk in real life and therefore
it made my process of filming a lot longer than it had to be. Not only this, what I found is that by memorizing
off of this crazy script, I didn’t really sound natural. In fact, I kind of sounded robotic. So what I found is having a looser script
does give you more flexibility to be yourself and that actually makes your videos a little
bit more engaging. Now, on the flip side, I’ve also not scripted
my videos before and that was equally a disaster. That’s why at the end of the day, I still
believe having a script is important or at least having some sort of structure to your
videos are important because if you under script Aka you don’t script at all or you
don’t have anything at all and you’re expecting to just wing it, that also creates some problems. And for me, when I did this, I ended up going
off track, off tangent, I ended up messing up even more than when I was scripting my
videos. And not only this, I was really stressed because
I would literally try to think about what I wanted to say while the camera was rolling
and by the end of that video I would realize, oh shoot, I missed something that was really
important that probably would’ve made the video. So that’s why even though I’m saying that
over scripting is not good under scripting can also equally hurt the efficiency of your
filming process as well. So at this point you might be wondering, okay,
Vanessa, so what do you do when you film? Well, I’m going to share my screen and kind
of show you and walk you through what exactly I do. Hey guys. So right now we’re looking at a script of
a recent video that I did. Now as you can see, I still have a script
but it’s very simple. It’s not like a crazy transcription of word
for word what I want to say and instead I’ve got some main key points that I want to hit. I’ve got some bullet points that I want to
share and that’s pretty much it. It’s not rocket science and I find that this
way to be a lot more efficient and a lot easier for me to still sound natural while also having
some sort of structure. Now obviously everyone is different in their
approach, but after a whole year of being on Youtube for me, this is what is currently
working really well so far and it’s truly cut my scripting time and my recording time
in pretty much half. Anyways, with that being said, let’s just
go straight back into the video. Now at this point in the video, you might
be thinking to yourself, great, so now I understand the bullet point method and how Vanessa does
it, but does she still memorize it? Does she use a teleprompter? Are there sticky notes behind a camera that
she references off of? How exactly does she know what to say when
the camera is rolling? And I’m going to tell you right now that my
secret weapon is using a sauna mobile. Now, if you are familiar with my channel,
you’ll know that from these videos right here, I use a sauna, the project management tool
for my entire youtube workflow. And by the way, Asana is a free app that you
can use. You don’t have to pay for it to do the things
that I do, but basically my whole entire system around youtube is in a sauna. That’s why to make things easier for me. I’ve also downloaded Asana onto my phone as
well and what’s really happening behind the scenes is that I have my mobile phone on my
lap at all times and prior to hitting record I’m looking at my phone, looking at my script
and seeing what I have to say. Then I put my phone down, I hit record, and
then I film maybe five lines Max. So what I’m doing is my camera isn’t rolling
for the entire hour and a half and I’m not trying to film the entire video in just one
take. What I’m actually doing is I’m filming in
chunks. When you start filming in smaller chunks,
meaning you have multiple clips that are maybe less than a minute long, it really does take
off the edge of trying to set the expectation for yourself that you need to memorize the
entire thing. Not only this, it’s a lot more efficient because
if you do end up making a big mistake in your video, you don’t necessarily have to start
all over again and all you have to do is just restart that one section within your video. Now, if you still don’t understand what I
mean by filming in Chunks, let me just give you a quick example. When I start out my videos, I always say,
what is up everyone? Welcome back to my channel, the number one
place for new coaches, content creators and entrepreneurs. That’s one line. In today’s video, I’m going to answer a question
that I get a lot and that is Vanessa, how do you film more efficiently for your channel? That’s two lines. Well, in today’s video I’m going to teach
you step by step how you can film a lot more efficiently when it comes to your videos. For Youtube, that’s three lines and then up
until that point I’ll probably stop recording. Now it obviously depends on your experience
level. You could just do one line and then hit stop
or you can do two lines, three lines, four lines. Depends on how much you want to fit in one
clip, but what I found is that maybe two lines is already enough for me and then I’ll stop
the recording and then I’ll move onto the next clip. And what ends up happening is that the end
of everything, I’ll have about 20 to 30 clips that are less than a minute long for Elena
to edit and string together. Not only this by filming in chunks. What I like to do is I know that if I really
epically screwed up a clip, then I can just simply delete it and that ensures that all
the clips that I’m sending to Elena, my video editor, it’s all going to make it into the
final video. And I’m also not wasting her time for her
to comb through hours of footage in one clip to delete all of my bloopers and delete all
of my mistakes. Now, that doesn’t mean that I don’t make mistakes. However, for the really big massive mistakes
that I know for sure aren’t really going to make it into video, I’ll make sure to delete
them right away from my SD card in order to ensure that all the clips that I’m sending
to Elena are the ones that are truly necessary. And speaking of mess ups, just as a bonus
tip, unless it’s a really big mess up that you know for sure it’s unsalvageable and you
can’t move on, you have to delete the clip right away and refilm that clip. That’s totally fine. However, really do train yourself to just
pick yourself back up over minor mistakes. Now, if you don’t believe me, let me just
show you a footage from this video of me messing up and how I recovered from it versus just
refilming that entire clip all over again that I went through that to Costco, that I
went through the ice tea that I went through so that you can really save some time that
I went through so that you can really get a headstart on your youtube journey. As you can see with this method, you really
got to trust the editing process. Just know that if you have a very small minor
screw up, maybe you missed a word or you stuttered, try to catch yourself or at least stop and
pause and control your mindset and your breathing and then keep going. Just know that a lot of these smaller things
can be edited out. Now if you do have a really big mess up to
the point of no return is simple, just stop the recording, walk up to your camera, delete
it, and then film it all over again. Now again, if you are using this method where
you’re filming in chunks, it’s not going to take too much of your time versus if you’re
trying to take this whole one clip and film everything in one, then you’re going to have
a problem in your hands. In a sense, you’re going to have to Redo the
whole thing and trust me, it is one of the most inefficient things as ever. Now at this point in the video, everything
sounds fine and dandy. However, there is one major drawback when
it comes to filming your videos in chunks and that is the fact that you’re getting to
get out of your seat every single time you want to hit the record button or stop the
record button. That’s why my next major tip for you is to
actually invest in a remote. For me when I film, unless I really want to
double check a clip, I’m basically sitting on my chair the entire time. I don’t have to get up or sit down every two
seconds or every minute that I’m filming because of this guy and I have a remote for both my
canon and also my new Sony camera and these things are really inexpensive. You can find them on Amazon for less than
$20 just make sure that it is compatible with your camera, but I guarantee you this is going
to be a huge game changer in terms of saving time when you’re filming videos for your Youtube
Channel. Now the topic of this remote isn’t necessarily
something that is new on my channel. I did mention it in this video right here
where I talk more in depth about some equipment that I use specifically equipment that’s made
the filming process a lot faster, so make sure you check out this video for more of
that. However, if I were to choose one game changer,
it would definitely be the remote. Now speaking of equipment, I want you to hit
the notification bell because in the next video I’m actually going to be filming a part
two in a sense where I’m truly going to show you all the equipment that I use in order
to fill my videos. Now, if you aren’t new to my channel, you’ve
probably noticed that the quality has upgraded quite a bit and the fact is is that I did
invest in more equipment for my channel, so that’s why I really want you to hit the notification
bell because I’m truly going to give you a walkthrough of my new youtube set up and show
you all the bells and whistles of the things that I invested in. In the meantime, while you wait for that video,
make sure you also check out these two videos that I have right here. I love talking about social media, entrepreneurship
and marketing, so make sure you also check out these two videos as well. As always, guys, I appreciate you. I hope you guys have a great day, a great
week, and a great life, and I’ll see you in the next one. Bye guys.

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  1. Excellent, excellent ! You´re so lovely and explains everything without hiding details ( As many do ), that I had to subscribe ! I´m always trying to cut the time I take to make an entire video. Thanks !

  2. I used to be angry when I made mistakes, I used to repeat ( as you did ) sometimes 10 or 20 times in order to say the correct phrase ( Sometimes, I thought I was stuck on a simple phrase forever, and I went angry ), but now, after I realized that this can happen to anybody, when I speak something wrong, I simply repeat, repeat, repeat, with patience, until it´s perfect, without turning off the camera. On editing, I simply delete the wrong parts and take only the last one, the correct one. We don´t need to be stressed when recording. Everything can be edited. Don´t turn off the camera. When you need to mark some point to edition, simply clap your hands out loud. You´ll notice that on edition.

  3. I love your channel! Your tips have been EXTREMELY helpful as I was able to grow my channel within a 28-day period from 667 new subs to 11.4K, my views from 18.6K to 434.6K and, an increase in watch time from 26.8K to 551.1K minutes. THANK YOU for doing what you do!

  4. Hi Vanessa, thanks for the videos. The content is great but the sound quality are little bit shaky and not comfortable when listening. COuld you adjust the sound a little bit?

  5. I have a question. Why does it make financial sense for you to have an editor? I feel that the editing is the most time consuming part and I just expect it it to be super expensive having a competent person doing that for you?

  6. I'm mainly doing tutorials, and I found it useful just keep recording one long clip as I'm using multicam for multiple angles. I do follow the bullet technique but pause between sections makes it dead easy to edit directly on the timeline.

  7. If I was just talking to the camera, sure, I could film a video in a few hours. But teaching people to actually do something, like make low sugar jam, grow vegetables, or dye silk scarves, I never film myself talking. Shooting and editing 50 or so clips, writing and recording music, and editing easily takes 3-4 days. Recording the audio narrative is the easy part – only a couple hours.

  8. Vanessa, a few months back, I desperately wanted this info and I asked you. So I waited for a response and a video. When I didn’t really get one soon after, I thought, ok I will have to figure this out by myself and maybe get a teleprompter because I really can’t seem to be able to memorise my script. Today you have made a video answering exactly what I needed to know. You did answer me through this video. Thank you so so so much!!!! Sooooo helpful. Thank you dear!! May God bless you. Another question if you’d ever like to answer. How do you keep yourself motivated to do videos when you’re feeling down. This is just a bonus question. You don’t have to answer this. Thank you again! This video is so helpful. Thanks again.❤️❤️❤️

  9. Thanks for the advice Vanessa. I do love this and I will be incorporating this practice into my videos. I tend to record and not use clips of videos but redo takes with the camera rolling rather than stop the video. Good tips for content creators and you have just gained a new Subscriber and I also hit the notification bell. Have a great day! 😊

  10. Thanks Vanessa. I am just starting and pretty much don't have any idea how to film or edit and stuff…this video is very helpful. ❣👍

  11. I create some videos for my wife, and the multiple clips thing drives me nuts. I just roll with the mistakes, re-take the shot and then edit it out. Just having one clip makes it so much better.

  12. U are too cool… I spend 2 days editing vidoes and a week to confirm and upload first of all too shy to show my face and talk… But still improving

  13. Thanks Vannessa 😘. I wished I knew these tips before making my first video. It tooks me almost 4 hours to record a 2 mins video 🤔🤔 as I started over again and again 😭😭😭

  14. Where did you get the pop up that says what your instagram name is at the beginning? I've been trying to find that overlay forever!

  15. I found when I first started that I needed my videos to be fully scripted because my mind kept going blank. I am starting to do looser scripts now because I find myself going off script and speaking more natural with my more recent videos. I still have a long way to go but thank you for your tips.

  16. Thank you so much. For showing to me that I am not the only one making mistakes. And not able to get it right in the first go. Thank you for making it sound like we are human and the people who get it right in the first go have also gone through the phase when they didn't. 😀🙌

  17. I do those chunk videos too but sometimes on a vlog type video it needs to sound natural, right off the top of your head.
    My 500 dollar Canon was garbage. Now I'm just using a phone. Sure I want better but it has to be a camera that stays focused unlike the Canon and that don't have to have each lens changed getting dirt and lent inside the camera that I can not get back out because the Canon was wet a lot due to condensation which stuck the dirt and lent to the inside of the camera. I worked so hard to get the dirt and lent out of the camera that I destroyed it.
    I want an expensive camera that stays in one peice. No more static electricity collecting dirt and lent inside a camera for me.
    I have to warn you about pointing at your videos on end screen it is a real bad idea. I did it too and put my You Tube videos on face book and they do not allow those videos to show up on end screen because they are links to some where else. At least thats the way it use to be not too long ago. So I looked really stupid pointing into thin air because nothing was there. Ha ha ha!
    Those videos are gone like so many others I made because I start over fresh a lot. I still haven't made it here. This time I'm going natural and not trying to stick to one subject. Sticking to one subject makes things very hard. It's easy to run out of ideas when a person stays on one subject.
    I asked a guy that made it here that does videos on how to grow your channel and is trying to get others to if that was the type of videos he really wanted to make. He never answered.
    I want to be true to myself!

  18. so true. my first how to video was fully scripted. and not only did it TAKE FOREVER, but it was so terrible i never put it out. love this video! 🙋🏻‍♀️ thank you for making it

  19. Great video! I’m starting to try the bullet points now too, I feel like it really helps. Still fairly new, so still working on different techniques. Chunking is a big help for me too.

  20. Hi Keep it up! And I’m starting my own fitness channel as well and i hope you guys subscribe back. I already subscribed on yours. Thank you! 🙂 💯

  21. Most current cameras can be controlled via an app using Wi-Fi, so there might not even be a need for a remote! I have used DSLR Controller on Android or just the official apps on both Android and iOS, for both Canon and Panasonic cameras 🙂

    Great video!

  22. Really enjoyed the video, subbed to learn more. Did you use to edit your own videos before you got “big”? I like the idea of breaking the clips up into chunks even when you’re in the same spot.

  23. Bullet points are key!!! When I work with clients, they can riff with billet points but asking them to do a script takes FOREVER! Even with a teleprompter!

  24. Thank you for the great info. Can you link the video editor you were talking about? It looked so convenient.

  25. Thank for sharing your tips on how you film. This have helped me a lot. ❤️ the tip on filming in chunks. That’s so much less stress. I am going to download the app that you mentioned too. 🙏

  26. I'm that person that actually films my videos in a single clip I end up with large files, but since I also do the editting I know exactly where the bloopers are, do I can skip right ahead to the actual content 😊

  27. When you film everything in one take and mess up, you don't need to start all over again. You just resay the part you screwed up and continue. The mess up can be edited out in post. It's actually quite simple.

  28. Can you list an equipment you use to record your videos please, camera, mic etc??? Many thanks for sharing your knowledge its great 🙂

  29. Wow, you dont breath? Too much talking… but super amazing info. You're a star thank you vary much, i learned a lot from you 👍🙏♥️

  30. It depends , if things go wrong or not . Recently probs with being out of sync with video uploads. I have learned your tips by trial and lots of error ! When I mess up , I stop breath , compose and try again whilst still recording . Definitely make several smaller videos and join them up.
    Yesterday I made a make up video ( not my usual thing ) well it was twice as long , had only phone to edit . Realised editing with imovies is much faster but ! It’s not easy to be accurate where you cut , hence a few mistakes left in . Cheers 😊💞

  31. This is so helpful Vanessa. I especially love your more loose approach to scripting, I think it's really going to help me inject more personality into my videos! Thank you so much 🙂

  32. You should do a video on your favorite Sounds Effects and Video Templates to use!! Thanks for the tips. (also where can I find me an "Elaina"?)

  33. I absolutely love your channel! You’re so transparent and I have learned a massive amount of knowledge in the short period of time that I’ve discovered your content. Thanks for everything!!!

  34. These are very good tips, but in my opinion, you need to slow down, I’m from the old school, and to me, it is annoying how fast you talk, it kills your personality, it sounds like you are afraid that people might leave your channel, it gives the impression that what you are saying is not important, and, that your audience is not important, because you just want to shove what ever you are saying down their throats, and it sounds robotic too. I understand the efficiency part, but honestly, to me, you sound like a machine, no offense.

    Im not necessarily picking on you, but it is impossible to escape that this is how millennials talk. Unfortunately this is your culture. It is only logical, if I have to talk so fast to someone, means that they don’t care about what I’m saying, and it also means, that they are not important enough for me to take my time.

    Now, don’t take any of this personally, it’s just my observation. If someone doesn’t want to hear what you are saying, then let them leave.

  35. I love how you talk hope i could be like you! It take 2/3 hour for me to shoot a video 🇧🇩🇧🇩🇧🇩
    #keepcreatingkeeplearning

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