How to Film a YouTube Video and Make It Look Professional

Are you trying to figure out how to film a YouTube video and make it look professional? That’s a question I often ask myself to be fair. I don’t quite have the time to deep dive into providing more professional videos (others on the team can). If you’re interested, read on!


Ever since its introduction to the world back in 2005, YouTube has since taken the world by storm. It is the world’s second-largest search engine after Google’s own search. Millions of people use the platform every single day.

Clearly, there’s a lot of opportunity on the platform for you to gain popularity and build a business. If you’re trying to learn how to film a YouTube video so that you can cut a slice of that pie for yourself, there might be a few tips for you to use below.

In this article, there are a few tips to get you started with the basic steps that you need to take in your quest to film a professional YouTube video.


Budget for Good Equipment

The first thing that you need to do as a YouTuber is to budget for good equipment. At the end of the day, the quality of your video will largely depend on the quality of your equipment. By budgeting for good equipment, you can ensure that you are able to afford the equipment that will take your video to the next level.

However, it’s important to note that many of the handheld devices that we carry in our pockets have significant video-taking capabilities. Newer iPhones and Android devices alike are capable of capturing high-quality video, so long as you know how to use it right.

The piece of equipment that many budding YouTubers often forget is a good microphone. Sound quality can be a huge differentiator in how engaging a video is. If you want to maximize audio engagement, invest in good audio equipment first.

Be Mindful of Your Backdrop

The next thing to consider as you film your video is to be mindful of your backdrop. The more unique your setting is and the more apt your backdrop is to the subject matter of the video, the more your audience will be able to connect with the information shared.

Time Your Shots

One of the biggest factors that affect a video’s quality is the amount and quality of the light present in the shot. For the best results, you want to time your shots so that the light is conducive to your shot.

A very sunny day, while in theory provides a lot of light, can actually create very harsh shadows in your film. That’s why it’s ideal to shoot YouTube videos in slightly overcast conditions.

Edit, Edit, Edit

Last but not least, remember that shooting the video is not the end of the process. Once you have the video created, it’s time to start editing the film. The more time you spend editing, the better the final product will be. Use resources like YouTube Outro templates to guide your editing.

How to Film a YouTube Video, Professionally

There you have it. With this information under your belt on how to film a YouTube video, you should now be far more able to film a high-quality YouTube video so that you can start reaping the benefits of this high-traffic platform.

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About Craig Bradshaw

Tech enthusiast and Editor-in-Chief of MobileTechTalk

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