Being a content creator is accessible to each and every one of us with the tools available these days. Tons of individuals have a sprawling media empire built right out of their basement just because they chose to record themselves talking about something they’re passionate about and releasing content. This main benefit of this low barrier to entry can also be one of its biggest drawbacks: because it’s so easy for anyone to make & upload content, having yours stand out in the sea of videos currently available can be quite a task.
If you make Vlogs and want yours to take on new life, consider these tips to make yours a lot more unique:
Rip Songs/Scenes Directly From A DVD
While much of what’s available on physical media has been brought onto the online world, there are still a lot of gaps as far as “everything” is available online. Once you learn to copy a DVD onto your PC easily, you can take these songs and integrate them into your videos seamlessly. Just copy the DVD files to your computer, then use editing software to specifically excise the portions you want for use in your vlog. There’s a lot of niche songs you can find or even scenes that people want access to. Include these in your vlog to provide content people simply can’t find anywhere else.
Make Sure You’re Catering To Your Audience
With sufficient interest and people contributing, any fandom out there will eventually adopt an entire subculture of its own. This subculture will have its own way of talking, their own in-jokes, and of course, their own specialized focus. You need to take the time to immerse yourself into how your audience interfaces with your particular topic if you expect yourself to be a trustworthy voice in your niche. Cover topics that interest them, pepper in some references they’re sure to appreciate, and in general make them feel as if you’re a living, breathing extension of their interests as opposed to someone who’s merely a tourist in their sphere of interest.
Make Each Video A Self-Contained Experience
Of course, there will be some videos that have to be broken up into multiple parts, but each video should have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Whatever subtopic you’re covering in each video, by the time the video is over, the viewer should have some kind of complete idea as to the concept/idea you’ve presented. For this, you’ll need some video editing software. Simply dice your video up into pre-recorded “scenes” that you can mix around using the software to create a much more presentable video. Some people go about this by making a customized intro from which they lay the foundation of the video, which gives way to their main points. After this, the video wraps up all of the main points in a nice little bow with no further questions to be asked. Treat each video like a miniature movie.
If you’re vlogging in this day of age, just having a video of you monologuing at the camera once you’re at your computer desk just isn’t going to cut it. People expect some level of production value or care to be put into your videos; if you don’t do this, they’ll simply move on to someone much more palatable to give their attention to. So, by including unique content, no other vlog has, and coupling it with a cohesive journey from beginning to each of each video, you’ll truly be able to stand out among the masses.