HitFilm Express https://www.ravisagar.in/taxonomy/term/769 en Tools I use for making videos and my workflow https://www.ravisagar.in/blog/tools-i-use-making-videos-and-my-workflow <span>Tools I use for making videos and my workflow</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>I made my first youtube video for educational purpose in 2011, that was 8 years ago. I had a windows machine back then and I made quite lot of videos, mostly on Drupal. Those videos were really bad (when I look at them now), when I say bad I mean as compared to my current videos which are not great either. My audio was bad, I was not talking properly, the delivery was not great either although the content was useful. I stopped making videos for a long while because youtube was not a big thing yet in India at least 8 years ago. It was a good platform but nothing like right now. I had other priorities in life so I didn't bother much. Around 2 years ago I though I should restart creating videos. My objective was simple - I wanted to learn new things and I know from my experience that when you learn something with the intention to teach someone, it gives you even more reasons to learn something new. </p> <p><strong>Advantages</strong><br /> Creating a video tutorial has several advantages, apart from learning new things you learn how to speak properly, how to present, how to talk to a camera, how to organise your thoughts, how to convey your message with clarity and most important it gives a sense of satisfaction when you create something. Bonus advantage is that as a professional it is a good addition to your profile. If you want to tell the world you know something then creating videos is a great way.</p> <p>So when I restarted creating videos I realised that doing something additional in your already busy life is not easy. So the videos I make now are made within limited time. I don't spend more than 1 hour (sometimes 30 mins) on my videos from thinking about the topic, recording and editing to finally uploading it. Today I thought I will probably share my workflow and the tools that I use. It might help someone and wanted to write a blog on some topic :)</p> <p><strong>Schedule</strong><br /> Before anything else you need to make sure you follow a schedule. Don't worry about creating a bad video. Just create something on a regular basis. I try to achieve 1 video per day. I use whatever resource I have available. If I don't have access to a computer I try to record something from a mobile but I try not to miss my schedule. It feel good and get you into a good habit.</p> <p><strong>Preparation</strong><br /> I don't really prepare much, I force myself to just decide a topic within few minutes and that is it really. I think it is good to push yourself and it works really well for me. Not all of my videos are on super informative topics but you never know a small thing, a simple video can be useful for thousands of people so I think don't worry too much about the preparation. Broadly I make videos on Atlassian tools, Drupal, Computer Science Engineering Topics and few miscellaneous tech stuff. I always have something to share on these topics or something to learn around them. If I have something to learn, something new then that is even better because I make a videos while learning it.</p> <p><strong>How I shoot?</strong><br /> For screen recording I use OBS, it is by far the best free tool. You should use it as well.<br /> I use mostly my mobile or DSLR for video only content where I just talk showing my beautiful face and sexy voice.<br /> I use professional mic which is very important more important than the video.</p> <p><strong>Editing software</strong><br /> I use HitFilm Express. It has a free version and works great. It has a learning curve but hey it is free and powerful. I considered spending money on Adobe tools but then I thought may be not, I will probably use that money for Beer. I don't do great editing, mostly I add an intro and end and my videos are one take. I keep it simple. I don't have time to add animations or making a video perfect. I keep it natural.</p> <p>For mobile only videos I use Vlogit. It is free as well.</p> <p><strong>Publishing</strong><br /> I use Google slides for making thumnails. Works really well for me even for mobile.<br /> I keep my video description in OneNote.</p> <p>That is it really, quite simple workflow. My focus is to have informative get content out regularly. I hope these tips will help in case you are also looking to do the same thing. Don't hesitate reaching out to me. Here is a link to my Youtube channel: <a href="https://youtube.com/ravisagar1">https://youtube.com/ravisagar1</a></p> <p>Have fun.</p> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/users/ravisagar" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">ravisagar</span></span> <span>Wed, 05/29/2019 - 19:14</span> <div class="field field--name-taxonomy-vocabulary-1 field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/661" hreflang="en">Youtube</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/topic/personal" hreflang="en">personal</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/769" hreflang="en">HitFilm Express</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/770" hreflang="en">OBS</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/771" hreflang="en">Vlogit</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-featured-blog field--type-boolean field--label-hidden field--item">Off</div> <ul class="links inline list-inline"><li class="statistics-counter">29 views</li></ul><section> <h2>Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=831&amp;2=comment&amp;3=comment" token="l3BegHU4tBMVW0S_rn1faAAFtieYCrPhjcij8eWzucI"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> Wed, 29 May 2019 18:14:58 +0000 ravisagar 831 at https://www.ravisagar.in