Photo by erika.tricrocheIt is very easy to create your preferred video game videos with your game style, to show the gameplay or just how you play and how you like your games.
Creating your game videos is a very personal way to get up-close and personal with friends, on an otherwise distant and cold Internet.
Watching successful game videos is the best way to get an idea of what makes a video popular. Stay up to date with new trends, check social and game networks and various sites your target audience loves and put together a list of characteristics you recognize in the game videos you see.
Watch the statistics available for your video, whether it be your server stats or on YouTube. This will help you compare each video you make so you can easily tell which are successful and which should have been left on the cutting room floor.
For people who are new to video creation, try to keep your videos short. Few minutes is a good length to start. You really do not have a lot of time to get your message through with the viewers’ short attention spans. As you become more experienced, you will notice that you are able to get your message across within this time frame easily.
Remember to be genuine in your videos. If you make yourself easy to relate to, people will enjoy watching your videos. Be honest and real about who you are and what it is exactly that you like in your preferred games. People will most likely not want to deal with you if you seem like you are hiding something.
Do not allow your shyness to stop you. Talk as if you were talking to an old friend. This is a very simple and effective way to help yourself get over the discomfort of talking to people you don’t know.
Include as many details as possible in your script for your video. In addition to the dialog, write out cues for things like when to zoom in and zoom out, etc. Having this all written down will save you time in figuring that out on-the-fly when the camera is rolling.
If you use YouTube, you should take the time to personalize your channel. Feature your latest video and create some play lists to help your viewers find more videos. This will help them to be more interested in them. Write a good description of videos and make sure your content information is easy to find.