There are many common uses of programs like Final Cut Pro and Final Cut Pro X, and one of the most popular today is among videographers who post their work to YouTube. This platform allows for incredible scaling and view numbers for those who can generate quality video regularly, including subscriber bases and other important elements.
At Cineflare, we’re proud to offer a huge range of services to assist clients with their Final Cut needs, from video animation tools to video graphics, text, transitions and much more to allow you a full suite of capabilities within your video creation. We’ve helped many clients not only create better video, but also up their game in terms of driving YouTube views and related successes. What are some important themes to consider when looking to grow your audience and reach on YouTube through quality video? Let’s go over a number of concepts in this two-part blog series.
While the term “branding” makes some people think only of large corporations, it’s not reserved for them by any means. Branding can also apply to individuals who are looking to make a name for themselves through videos on YouTube.
Your brand should be cohesive across the board, including your channel, social media presence and anything else that plays into being you. If someone discovers an incredible video by Joe Schmo filmmaker guy, then goes to his Facebook page only to find something that doesn’t fit with what he’s seen so far, it may cause them to rethink their opinion of him. This isn’t about having a “sterile” brand that is too perfect, but rather something you design yourself that represents you well.
When thinking about your brand, also consider perception among your target audience. Think about that person on the other end of the line and what they think of when they look at your videos.
Organization and Workflow
One back-end theme that’s also very important for succeeding on YouTube is organization and workflow. This can include some of the following concepts:
- Gathering source materials
- Working with a team (if applicable) and others’ feedback and input on your work
- Creating an effective system for recording, editing and publishing content to YouTube on a regular basis (even if it’s only once every few weeks)
- Retaining followers/subscribers over time
- Considering when to post videos online (such as when they’ll be most relevant or interesting to your audience)
Especially if more than one person is involved in some way, it’s important to establish a system that makes sense for everyone and allows each person on the team to keep track of important elements without getting overwhelmed. A standardized workflow is especially important as a team scales, as you don’t want the quality or consistency of your videos suffering just because you’re not prepared.
For more on how to step up your game and increase your visibility and subscriptions through quality video content on YouTube, or to learn about any of our Final Cut Pro plugins and video templates, speak to the pros at Cineflare today.