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    Princess Valiant Duster specialist

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    So I have been thinking that I do record a lot of my junkyard crawls and stuff I do but it's always been for my own entertainment. Then I find I never watch my own videos so they just kinda find their way to a hard drive and drift away into time.

    So because I'm a huge fan of YouTube and I watch 800 hours of videos a year according to YouTube, I'm no stranger to what the typical content is and it's pretty much stuff I do and can handle.

    So I'm planning on getting started, maybe this weekend so my question is to those members on YouTube. @318willrun

    1. How do you edit videos. Is there software, does it cost?

    2. How do you get over the nerves. I almost went on the live chat tonight with Mucsle car city (Rueben) but my mic wasn't working and the computer froze up a few times. But then he said i can use my phone which I hadn't even thought of, but then I couldn't get logged in for some ass reason.

    In a way I got really nervous thinking about how many viewers there actually are. I mean an old man in rural Russia can potentially be watching me make a ass of myself going on and on about a valiant.

    C. How do you add music and where can you select songs that won't get your video booted by yuuuuuutoooob

    D. What other equipment will I need other than a mic and I'm guessing a gopro camera??

    5. Are there any other tips you can give to making a solid video?

    Ok, I'm done thinking out loud, any input is appreciated.
     
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    • Car Nut

      Car Nut Mopar Master

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      When you do, make sure to post the links here.
       
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      • Princess Valiant

        Princess Valiant Duster specialist

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        yup...i am trying to think of a good channel name too.

        I dont really want to use Princess Valiant but i might use my old screen name "Rainy Day Auto" which is still my screen name on FBBO and FCBO.

        Maybe something to do with Dusters because Dusters are my absolute favorite car
         
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        • LocuMob

          LocuMob Fluid Technician FABO Gold Member

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          Rainy Day Dusters.
           
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          • Car Nut

            Car Nut Mopar Master

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            Rainy Day Auto does have a good ring to it.
             
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            • Princess Valiant

              Princess Valiant Duster specialist

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              the only problem I had with that name here is a lot of peeps thought I was a commercial vendor or a commercially operating shop..

              I'm just a demented collector, I don't make any money on mopars because I get cars that I should flip and then I grow attached and then they end up sitting in the same spot for a year or 5 and then I trade them for different cars and the cycle repeats.......
               
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                1. There are plenty of decent to good editing software programs out there. Pay attention to what your favorite youtubers say they use and try those.

                2. Best advice I got for performing is... Imagine you are on stage for a bunch of 3-year-olds. That amount of energy will be about right, anything less will seem boring.

                C. There are a ton of creators out there offering their wares with a creative commons license. Essentially, you can use their music or whatever as long as you give them proper credit.

                D. Use the best cameras and audio equipment you can afford. GoPro is good, but there are better. Also get a good camera person. Tripod shots quickly become limiting.

                5. Make the video that you would want to watch. Then find some friends who will give an honest opinion and show it to them. Better to show it to non car people... if they are entertained, you are in good shape.

                Watch everything Kevin Smith has ever said about movie making, and while you do that, read Stephen King's "On Writing." They will teach you everything you need to know about editing.

                Good luck, and post some links!
                 
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                • Car Nut

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                  You can always make a poll with some of the channel names you are thinking about. And let people vote on it and you can decide what name fits.

                  Princess Of MoPar’s for example.
                   
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                  I am no help and have most of the same questions. Good luck on this adventure.
                   
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                    I think that would be cool. @dartfreak75 may be able to offer some tips. He started not too long ago himself, and I think he has done a good job at the ones he has posted.
                     
                  • 318willrun

                    318willrun Utube channel 318willrun

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                    • We use IMovie, but there are others.
                    • Nerves? I hated it when I started. No program, no editing, it stunk! I only started for FABO (low dollar 318 build). I'm private, so I didn't like my face to show. Over time I got use to it.
                    • Music will be in the program that won't copyright that you can use. YouTube has some too
                    • I do most of my recording with my regular camera 99.9% of the time. then transfer to the ipad
                    • Do what YOU enjoy. IF you try to please the viewers only, it will become a chore. I make my channel an extension of my hobby. No pressure, and it's been a fun extension of the hobby. I truly enjoy it now, and the viewers can sense that !
                     
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                    • 68gtxman

                      68gtxman I used to reMember

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                      I spent over 100 hours editing about 5 hours of underwater diving videos that I made with my GoPro. I added background music, captions, fancy transitions and color correction. Total finished length was a about 70 minutes. When I tried to publish all this great 1080P quality video, the software squished it down to 720P and then cut it off two thirds of the way through. I was disgusted and that was the last I wasted time on that. That said, if it is something that you like, just do it. Edit out mistakes and don’t use obnoxiously loud background music. Your enthusiasm will come through and make it enjoyable. Good luck! @Princess Valiant
                       
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                      • diymirage

                        diymirage HP@idle > hondaHP@redline

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                        As long as you don't mind a buncha guys watching your videos just to see you, you should be good
                         
                      • Princess Valiant

                        Princess Valiant Duster specialist

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                        That's what I don't like. There's a lot of female channels and they give us a bad name.

                        I'm going to bring em in for the tech and stories, not the milkshakes. I'm a mechanic and this stuff is no longer a hobby for me, but a lifestyle. So this is going to be different
                         
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                        • Princess Valiant

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                          I remember you being real private in that old chat room several years ago. I can understand and relate because I don't like being in pictures, I don't even like seeing myself in the mirror.

                          But these videos are another way to car chat and that's how I see this whole thing. I feel like I know the guys on some of the channels I watch so it's a way to fellowship without actually being there lol

                          I adore Jeremy from bad tree productions, what a personality and camera presence. That's the kind of entertainment I would like to deliver.
                           
                        • pishta

                          pishta I know I'm right....

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                          Just put a go-pro or other action camera on your baseball hat brim and start walking around a junk yard pointing stuff out and making a running commentary on what you know about this or that model. We dont need to see your face or your backside or whatever, just hear your commentary. Same goes with a carb teardown on a bench or a alternator extraction from a rusting hulk, just a POV (point-of-view) with an audio feed describing what your doing or talking about some memories you had driving this model or how this carb sucks...whatever. Be true to yourself and you'll never have to force anything. I think Scotty Kilmer videos are hilarious but he uses too much click bait, and the editing is very choppy but no scene seems to be longer than about 5-10 seconds, keeps the pace very fast. Youll be editing about 4:1 to content so a 10 minute clip will probably take you 40 minutes to shoot and another 40 to edit. I dont know how guys post every night. Dont go crazy on 1080P or 4K, most of us see this on phones or laptops. 720 is fine, keeps it small and editing light. Youtube encoding will be fast too. Good luck! I like Rainy Day Dusters...
                           
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                          • George Jets

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                            There is a guy on youtube Kevin that has good tutorials on how to edit videos.

                            There are free music royalty free downloads. Short free video clips to add in as filler to your vids and backgrounds.

                            You will be surprised your phone can record video segments then you can edit them all together with the editing software. Fade in, fade out, add a little music here, fade it off later, then go into your own narration audio files to add in.

                            You will be a full blown videographer when you are done.

                            Free video editing Software online too will have to dig up the product name. Very professional .
                             
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                            • TrailBeast

                              TrailBeast AKA Mopars4us on Youtube

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                              I use Imovie and a Go Pro 8 as well.
                              Also video with my phone, so even though my phone does 1080P YouTube reduces them anyway.
                              Imovie is proprietary to Apple devices, so an IPhone, MacBook or other Apple device is mandatory for Imovie.
                              That said, Imovie is really easy to use.
                              All my editing and posting is done on my IPhone with it.
                              I just looked on YouTube and there are bunch of tutorials on it to give you a good idea of what it’s about.
                              This was a quick one done with only my phone and I movie.
                              Music was built in to Imovie.
                              Looking forward to another Mopar YouTuber.
                              http://youtu.be/IfT30RdHuK0
                               
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                              • toolmanmike

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                                I say go tor it. You have a lot of knowledge and will do fine and get a goog following.
                                 
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                                • diymirage

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                                  Good

                                  It's a tough deal
                                  I've watched YouTube videos where the girl is doing actual skilled labor (tiling a shower, I believe)
                                  But her work is obscured by her choice of outfit

                                  Like pistha mentioned, a go pro clipped to a ball cap would remedy that
                                   
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                                  • TrailBeast

                                    TrailBeast AKA Mopars4us on Youtube

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                                    @Princess Valiant
                                    Also “Winter is Coming” and my most viewed video is one where I disassembled an electronic distributor and described what the parts do.
                                    Did it on my kitchen table.
                                    People love in depth technical stuff even done indoors.
                                     
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                                    • kiwigtx

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                                      The thing with YouTube is the first few clips you upload cannot be too long - you are limited, until you get a following.

                                      Best way to get a following is to have a couple of cool clips with catchy titles, and advertise the crap out of your channel on these sites. :) Your following will start with people who already know and like you.....so the Dislikes will be lower in number.

                                      :thumbsup: Best of luck. I kinda wish I chosen a different channel name.....so for now I am known as Hugh Janus. Long story about someone I worked with years ago. :D

                                      Hugh Janus - YouTube

                                      Oh, get yourself a cool picture to put on your title page - it helps attract attention.
                                       
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                                        I movie is really the best in terms of simplicity, ease of use, and its FREE.
                                        While it may not seem like it, Imovie can do a lot more than you think. It may take a little while to learn how to mess around with the settings and how you can mess with some of the transitions and title cards to get different effects.
                                        I use Imovie for film class, and I just record with my phone. Many phones now (like my google pixel) have cameras better than most cheap camcorders.
                                         
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                                        • Princess Valiant

                                          Princess Valiant Duster specialist

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                                          So I got to talking to few friends and cousins about this youtube venture and I was offered the free use of this camera.

                                          I had a similar one long time ago and it seemed handy. This one is a lot newer and might work.

                                          I don't mind investing in a go pro but then I'd have to buy one when this is here now and I was going to try to work on this over the weekend.

                                          Also I have a friend who is offering to help with editing which is land of the totally lost for me.

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                                          • Princess Valiant

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                                            I'm thinking the first video will be an introduction. I will introduce the first car which I call the lada valiant. So that said I have to tell the story of why I call it a lada valiant. The story is here in a build thread but I have to assume anyone watching doesn't know me.

                                            Then the second video jumps right into the tech which I already have an idea for that.
                                             
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