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A lot of people that get started on youtube really wonder — do I need to go ahead and write a script? What video equipment do I use? Should I use this program or that program for some video editing?
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Some people write out scripts, some people don’t.
Basically, if you write out a script which I think in the beginning is a wise approach because people are just getting started on YouTube don’t really know what to say. You get a little camera shy. There’s a lot of puzzle pieces and it’s nice to plan things out because when you plan things out, you can get to your destination right.
With the script — You can be very specific. You can be detailed. You can hit some certain points. Your video results might be 90 of which you wanted maybe you still won’t hit a full 100 of all the topic points. At least you’ll know which ones you’ve missed so that way you could cover in another topic.
If you want to eliminate more mistakes, that could also be a huge benefit.
But this does come at a huge cost and price
There’s a lot of work involved when it comes to writing a script.
We look at the process of creating and generating the YouTube video. You probably start with an idea or maybe even some research — this takes a bit of time.
In your case, if you already have the knowledge and know-how, you might already have this in place.
The next step would be probably write out your script. This is where things can get a little bit more time consuming.
After your script, you could do some editing. Editing meaning to your script. You might rearrange some things, move some things around. So you’re trying to fine tune it.
After that, you might set up your equipment and then maybe do some filming.
You’ve got a procedure that’s starting to add up.
From the filming part what’s going to happen is you might do some editing. If you have a video editor like we have for my team they do the editing for you and then what happens is maybe you do some post or publishing and send it to social media and so on.
This might have multiple procedures in the editing. Might have a few steps filming. Might have a few steps like a setup and then get the lights set up and then record.
You’ve got this procedure. The problem is that it’s long, and the longer the procedure, the more time it takes.
If you could cut some things out. In this case, if you could cut the script out or you could even cut the editing out, that could speed the process up. That means you can make more YouTube videos without going through this full process.
That’s what we always do in my business. We look at how do we cut certain parts out to get to the end goal and destination faster.
For example, I started worrying less about these mistakes because mistakes are natural. They’re human.
Do I do any editing? Very minimally depending on the video. I just go through my flow.
And the scripts? Not necessarily.
I do have ideas and do some basic research but a lot of the things that I’ve done over the years, I’ve already accumulated and spent the time on the research.
So my script, in this case, might be bullet point.
As you get better and better, the goal is to make this procedure and process faster. That makes it more efficient.
But there are benefits to a script
- Hit your target point
- Get closer to the results you want within your video
- Less mistakes
It depends which route you want to take. If you’re not feeling as comfortable in front of the camera, maybe a script is for you. As you get a little better, I think it’s wise to shy away from the script because it speeds up the process.
But remember what type of videos you are making
If they require a script and require more research, then in that case, you might have to go with the script.
If your videos are thought processes, maybe 10-minute 12-minute videos that you already have great knowledge on, you might just be able to go with them because you already have the idea. You’ve got the research already in your mind and you can cut out the script or any other things that you could do to get to that final destination.
Think about being efficient as you do this in the future but if you’re new, you might want to start with a script.