Making YouTube Video - Guidance for Beginners

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Guidance Document For Beginners

You can download guidance notes by clicking on the link below. These give helpful advice to encourage novices to have a go.

They cover the need to consider copyright, particularly music, and privacy and explain about free video making software from Microsoft (Windows Movie Maker) and how to avoid some of its pitfalls.

It also shows you how to improve stability and sound for about £30 if using a Smartphone or low end video camera (i.e. one that costs less than £500).

Video Class Guidance Note (PDF download)

Simple Video Example

The following video, based on the 2015 Show, demonstrates that you do not even need a Smartphone or camcorder to enter.

Windows Movie Maker Tutorial

The video below gives a good explanation about how to use the free Windows Movie Maker to make a video similar to the simple video example.

Windows 8.1 Fix

The next video explains how to overcome a sound loss quirk in Windows Movie Maker when running on Windows 8.1.