Personally, this is a fun way vlog the DIY vlog because you can make anything that is on your own knowledge, share to the public what they don’t know yet. You See and hear DIY everywhere, and you probably already know what it stands for “Do it Yourself” it’s a pretty straightforward video concept. DIY is about so many things, basically DIY means that you’re choosing to do that task or create those products yourself with no direct help from the experts. DIY is really about you seeking out the knowledge and developing the skills you need to do something that you would normally pay someone else to do for you. Personally, when I think about DIY video, my mind goes to home improvements, things like painting, crafting or how to videos.
In this article I share to you my tips on how to make a DIY vlog or video.
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Samples of DIY Vlogs
- How to Videos
- Recycling Handmade Stuff
- Life hacks
- Trick and trips
Here are few tips for creating DIY Vlogs
- Informative Content
- Plan your Video
- Write a script
- Make your Video short but full of information
- Edit and Personalize your video
A DIY video should be purely educational. Your audience will forgive your poor production values if they’re learning great information. Be sure your DIY video is full of meaty content that’s meaningful to the viewer. Think of advice, tips or recommendations, this type of video has an instructive and educational content that is both shareable and easy to retain. Information video are good for educating you audience about certain topics related to your video content.
Plan your video
Ask yourself first of what you are trying to accomplish by producing the video. Remember that video is a tool and that it can hurt your channel if you don’t take it seriously and come properly prepared. Get organized and take down note if you have to.
Understand your target audience you need to know who you’ll be speaking to through your video content. Make sure that you really understand what you are doing, by this kind of video content is in need your expertise. You have to share to your audience what your knowledge and experience about your video topic. This is the time where its ok to make or create a script and to map out a storyboard to guide you.
Write a script
Making a script in your video is one way guide for you not to rattle or messed up everything, for me DIY vlog is different from product reviews or unboxing vlog. You can either write a word-by-word script for the video or just the general topics you aim to cover in the video. Either way, the point is to have a reference note so you don’t accidentally forget to cover an essential topic when you begin filming the video. DIY vlogs need to plan and make scripting because this is a more on tutorial video and you don’t like to missed one instruction on your video that is why making a script is a must unless you already doing it over and over again. You don’t have to be perfect and you don’t have to memorize any script. You just have to be relatable and authentic, yet professional.
Make You Video Short but full of information
Make your video short but demand more attentions to your viewers because modern viewers have short attention spans specially when they’re on social media and there is always another video to see. Just make sure to grab your viewers attention by creating a catching footage.
As long as you know well your topic then that’s good enough because it take some guts to get in front of the camera and be confident.
Editing and Personalize your DIY Video
The last step is the process of editing and personalize your video content. There are a number of great video editing apps and programs out there, and with a quick internet search, you should be able to find one that meet your needs, skills level and budget. Editing is what really takes a video to the next level, use a powerful video editing software.
I will recommend Wondershare Filmora because of its great tools that will create your video stand out to others. Enable you to add transitions to your videos, color grade them, add tittles, subtitles intros and outros.
Adding in background music always helps liven up a video, just make sure the music isn’t copyrighted. Filmora has a lot of recommended music that is royalty free stock music, you can use this music without worrying and you can add more music if you want to.
Add in your logo and branding to the video, it will make your video seem professional and customized and reminds you’re viewers of your legitimacy and expertise. Edit this one at Filmora Title and Filter tab you can create an extra ordinary branding that you like, make it creative and catchy so your audience will always remember your channel.
Some studies say that making DIY project help reduce stress and improve your mood, that’s why a lot of people are watching DIY vlogs or video. DIY projects require you to use your hands, you’ll be able to learn new techniques and methods to put something together. This could also help you with future projects and you can even teach others how to use those skills as well.
People usually looking for a tutorial that is in video form because in this case it is easy for them to follow step by step the video instruction. Video now a days is used as a valuable marketing tool of businesses today. Online marketing efforts are relying on video content more than ever as a suitable replacement of face-to-face communication. So almost everyone now when there is a need or there are wants to do that cannot afford to do alone, they’re looking for tutorial online.
Now that you know what kind of DIY videos you want to create, be ready and be professional on making your first DIY video.