Making YouTube Videos


Everything kids need to create and star in their own video!

YouTube has won the hearts, minds, and eyes of kids around the globe. Young people everywhere are making their mark on this popular platform―some of them even gaining massive followings, worldwide recognition, and the paychecks that come along with it. While lots of youngsters are happy to be spectators, others are hungry to create and star in YouTube content of their own―and this book shows them how.

Written for kids in a language they can understand, this book helps budding filmmakers and producers create their own videos―no matter the subject. It offers creators the insight on how to plan and shoot quality videos, install and use video editing tools, and post the final product to YouTube.

  • Apply tricks that pro filmmakers use for better shots, lighting, and sound

  • Edit your video, add transitions, insert a soundtrack, and spice things up with effects

  • Shoot and share your video gaming exploits
  • Share finished videos with family, friends, and the world

For any kid interested in joining the YouTube revolution, this book is the perfect place to start!


From the Back Cover

Are you the next YouTube celebrity in the making? This book shows how to make videos you can share online. Shoot with a phone or camera, edit your clips, add effects, and start counting your fans.

  • Be the director–learn how to frame and light a shot as well as how to get top-notch sound
  • Get fancy with editing–turn your footage into a finished product with editing software
  • Premiere your masterpiece–set up a YouTube channel, set your privacy, and start racking up views

Technology Requirements:

Hardware – PC or tablet with Internet connection running Windows 7 or higher or Mac with Internet connection running macOS Sierra or higher, or iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch running iOS 11.2 or later; video camera, webcam, or video- capable phone or still camera

Software – Filmora, HitFilm Express (both downloadable for free) or iMovie (available for purchase in Apple App Store)

About the Author

Nick Willoughby heads Filmmaking For Kids and Film Future, a pair of programs designed to teach kids aged 7-16 the various aspects of filmmaking. Nick is also author of Digital Filmmaking For Kids.

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Ideal age

9 Years and up