Step 1: Make an Account
All you have to do is go to http://www.youtube.com and click on Sign Up! You will have to create a username. Your username will be your YouTube identity so it is important to be creative and memorable at the same time. It is not advised to use numbers in your username as it might be hard for people to remember. If you must use numbers try to keep the numbers simple and try and use no more than two numbers if at all possible.
Step 2: Getting a Camera
There are many types of cameras that you can get to start your production.
Digital Cameras - Most digital cameras have a film setting on them to take short videos. The larger size memory card you have in the camera the longer your videos can be.
Webcams - Webcams can be used as a fairly decent video recorder. You can directly upload with webcam straight to YouTube. Versatile and inexpensive, camcorders make great video cameras if you’re a vlogger.
MiniDV Camcorders - MiniDV is a rather outdated consumer camcorder but remains the format of recording style of professional filmmakers. MiniDV uses a mini tape to record videos. It can be a hassle but these are the least expensive camcorders available.
Mini DVD Camcorders - Mini DVD camcorders are the next step up in camcorders from MiniDV. They use a miniature DVD’s to record video. You can get either DVD-R which is a normal recordable DVD, meaning you can only record things once, or you can get DVD-RW which are re-writable DVD’s and can be erased. Mini DVD’s are not recommended for people who want to film action sequences considering that shaking the camera around enough can cause the DVD to skip.
Hard Drive/Memory Card Camcorders - These camcorders are the most versatile but are also the most expensive. Some have a built-in hard drive which stores the videos as files while others utilize memory cards (the same as a digital camera) and can store video recordings that way. These camcorders are the best to use because they allow you the freedom to erase recordings with the touch of a button. While these camcorders are pretty expensive.
Step 3: Getting Ideas
It is important to write down your ideas for videos. Try to keep a piece of paper around you so that if an idea pops into your head. By writing down your ideas you will be able to expand on them and come back to them later.
Step 4: Writing a Script
It is very important once you have your ideas to write it out in script form. There is nothing more indicative of an amateur than someone who gets on camera and doesn’t have a game plan. By writing a script you can compound your thoughts and ideas so they make sense to your viewer, just a like a term paper. It will make your video more interesting to your viewer and more professional.
Step 5: Making Friends
Just like any other social community, it is important to make friends. All you have to do is send a friend request! Watch a couple videos and comment on them. It’s easy to submerse yourself within a clique of friend on YouTube. Especially with smaller not very well-known YouTubers. It’s also easy to talk to YouTube partners who don’t have a lot of subscribers. They are more likely to reply considering their mailboxes don’t get flooded.