What you need to know to become a YouTube Superstar and go from no views to thousands or even millions of views by creating videos that people want to see. Amazing tricks and insider secrets fill the pages of this easy, hands-on guide to producing professional-grade videos for the Web. Classroom-proven exercises based on professional experience provide a top resource for exploring and mastering everything from basic camera operations to lighting, editing, and special effects. For those who want to take their videos to the next level.
Conquering YouTube is designed as a fun, easy to read text. Walks any videographer — from a true amateur to an experienced filmmaker — through all the steps necessary to create exciting and memorable videos for the Web. In an easy-to-digest format, the book couples clear instructions and descriptions with shooting exercises designed to sharpen the eye, develop specific and useful skills, and solve common production problems.
What People Say
“Forget YouTube... this book is a grade-A primer for anyone learning to
shoot video, whether it’s for the Internet or Sundance. Using
straightforward, easy-to-read explanations and helpful photos, Jay Miles
has created an indispensable handbook for any young filmmaker.”
Gervich, writer/producer: Wipeout, Reality Binge, Speeders, Foody Call;
author: Small Screen, Big Picture: A Writer’s Guide to the TV Business
videographer, producer, and teacher Jay Miles helps the novice and
experienced shooter shoot better. Whether you’re a new or experienced
camera operator, Jay Miles’ Conquering YouTube will improve your skills
and productions. Everything you need to make videos and make ‘em better.
Jay Miles’ decades of working as a professional videographer, producer,
and teacher are expertly summarized in this easy-to-read book. You will
make better videos. Highly recommended!”
— Don Schwartz, CineSource Magazine
MILES has worked in TV, video, film, and commercial production for
nearly 20 years, including shows for NBC, ABC, FOX, the Discovery
Channel, HGTV, Versus, and DirecTV. He has completed productions for
businesses (The House of Blues, Cisco/Linksys), bands (Two Man
Advantage, The Afro-Semitic Experience) and blogs (On Frozen Blog, The
Washington Post). He has taught media at the college and high school
levels for the past four years. This book, his first, combines the
professional and practical tips that he has used on major shoots and the
approaches that he has used to help numerous beginners reach for the
stars with their own successful projects.