How to make videos for YouTube II

Are you interested in making your own video to be displayed on the YouTube website? If you are, you may be wondering what type of video you should make. While there are a large number of different YouTube videos that you can make and share with other internet users, there are certain types of videos that you may want to avoid. One of those videos involves video content that isn’t actually yours.

When it comes to making your own YouTube videos, you will want to make sure that the videos are actually yours. It is common to find videos on YouTube that have similar ideas or concepts; that is okay. What is not okay is actually using someone else’s work. This is actually illegal, as many videos, television shows, movies, and music videos are protected by copyright laws. Copyright laws aim to protect those who legally own a piece of work, like a television show, movie, or music video. Since someone else’s work is often protected by law, you could suffer serious consequences for using someone else’s work, especially if you try and claim it as your own.

What you need to remember about copyright laws is that they include every second or word of the piece in question. For instance, there are some YouTube video owners who think that they can show different clips of their favorite movies, music videos, or television shows. Many believe since they are not showing the item in its entirety, they are safe from breaking any copyright laws, but that is not how it works. You are required to seek permission from those holding the rights to a music video, movie, or television show before using any part of it, even a clip that only last a few seconds.

One aspect of copyrighting, that you need to take into consideration is, which many people are unfamiliar with, surrounds public venues or public events. Did you know that if you take a video of a popular sports event or a concert, you may be unable to post that video online? In most cases, you will find that no issue is raised by opposing parties, but you never really know until a problem arises. In many cases, the venue that hosted the event could claim that they have the rights to your video, as it documents an event that took place on their property. It is also not uncommon for the individual or individuals in question to claim that they own the copyright of any videos taken, as the video focuses on them. That is why you may want to proceed with caution before uploading sporting event videos or concert videos to the YouTube website.

As it was previously mentioned, there are consequences to violating copyrighting laws. In most cases, you will find that the consequences depend on the parties involve, as they often have the most say in what action is taken. If you post a video on YouTube and the video wasn’t yours or contains illegal clips, your video will likely be removed right away. As previously mentioned, the parties involves, most commonly the copyright owners, may wish to have you prosecuted or fined; the decision is often theirs to make.

As you can see, there are a number of different reasons as to why you need to be careful when making and sharing videos on the YouTube website. In all honesty, you just need to use your head. You wouldn’t want someone taking the credit for your hard work, would you?


Secondary Students and Youtube

Why should show caution when using YouTube?

Are you a high school student who enjoys using YouTube? You might not only enjoy watching videos on YouTube, but you may also like to make and share your own videos. Even if you are in high school, you can do so with YouTube, as YouTube allows those thirteen and older to share their videos. While this can be fun to do, you need to display some caution when making your YouTube videos.

Display caution when making your YouTube videos? If you are wondering why you need to do so, aside from the obvious safety concerns, you might be wondering why all the worry. What you may not realize is that your online content, including your YouTube videos, may be watched by those who are associated with your school. Those views may come from your friends, other classmates, or even school officials. That is why it is extremely important that you thoroughly examine your YouTube video content and make sure that no harm can come to you later on.

When it comes to YouTube video content that you should avoid, particularly if you are a high school student, the most obvious is illegal activities. You do not want to have video of yourself or your friends drinking underage, doing drugs, or committing another crime, no matter how minor it may seem. As it was previously mentioned, you never really know who will come across your videos. With the way that high schools and gossip works today, if one of your classmates found a video of yours on YouTube it is likely that they wouldn’t keep that video to themselves; they will almost always share it with others that they know.

Another type of video content that you may want to avoid is content that is offensive to other students at your school. This type of content most commonly comes up in video blogs. Many internet users use video blogs to vent their frustrations or talk about their day. If you are a high school student, there is a good chance that you may want to discuss school, your friends, or your classmates. While this is more than possible to do, you will want to refrain from sounding too negative or even threatening. Although you may just be joking, “I’m so mad I could kill her,” could be taken out of context by someone viewing your YouTube video, whether it is a video blog or not.

As it was previously mentioned, one of the many individuals who could end up viewing your YouTube videos are your classmates or even school officials. While we would all like to believe that our classmates are cool, not all of them are. Should one of your classmates find a video on YouTube that they found offensive or poor in taste, they may report it to your school. Speaking of your school, your school officials may even come across your YouTube videos, as many schools are now using the internet, namely social networking sites, to monitor their students and their activities. Having illegal activities documented in your YouTube videos could spell trouble for you, in more ways than one.

When it comes to YouTube videos with illegal activities or threats documented in them, the consequences that you suffer, if any, will all depend on the school district in question. It is not uncommon for school districts to suspend students that they find doing illegal activities, even if those activities were not committed on school properties. Should you participate in extra circular activities, including sports, you have find yourself suspended from all sports teams or other school sponsored organizations, temporarily or even permanently. In serious situations, like where threats against other students have been documented, it is not uncommon for the authorities to be contacted.

As you can see, there are serious consequences to not thinking before making and sharing your videos on YouTube. All high school students, including you, are urged to think about your future, before using YouTube as a source of fun entertainment.


Why you should visit the YouTube Help Center

Questions about YouTube?

Are you interested in using YouTube? If so, you are definitely not alone. Each day, thousands of internet users visit the YouTube website. Many are interested in watching an unlimited number of different videos, all from different categories, and others are interested in actually uploading and sharing their own videos. While using YouTube can sometimes be considered self-explanatory, there may come a time when you have questions about the site. If and when that time comes, you will want to visit YouTube’s help center.

When it comes to visiting YouTube’s help center to get their questions asked, there are many individuals who actually wonder why they should do so. While this question may seem a little bit ironic, it isn’t that uncommon. There are many internet users who say that some website help centers are useless, as they don’t provide very good or detailed information. The goods news for you, particularly if you have a YouTube question that you want answered, is that the YouTube website is not like that at all. Their help center is actually very helpful!

When visiting YouTube’s help center, you will find that you can seek help on a wide variety of different subjects. One of those subjects involves making your own YouTube videos. If you have yet to make your video yet, you may be wondering what type of video you can make, per YouTube’s guidelines. You can find information on acceptable video content, as well as tips on how to make your videos have the best quality at the YouTube help center.

You if you are interested in uploading a video to YouTube, but it is your first time doing so, you may be wondering more about the process. YouTube explains, in their help center or section, exactly how you can upload your videos, in a step-by-step fashion. You are also given information on how long it could take for your YouTube videos to upload, as well as what to do if a problem occurs. If you are new to uploading videos on YouTube, the YouTube help center or section is a must see for you.

If you prefer watching videos on YouTube, instead of uploading your own, you may have a few questions about making the most out of YouTube. For instance, if you visit a YouTube video page, you may be able to see that video being talked about or rated. What you might not know is that you have to be a YouTube member to rate, review, or discuss movies. Additional perks that you can get from being a YouTube member are outlined in the YouTube help center. In fact, if you have yet to register for a free YouTube account, you can get information on doing so, as well as to reasons why you should, there too.

As it was mentioned above, visiting the YouTube help center will make it easier for you to know what YouTube is all about or what you can do on the site. That is just one of the many reasons as to why you should visit YouTube’s help center, whether or not you even have a question. YouTube’s help center is arranged in a nice, easy to use way; therefore, exploring the help center should actually only take a few minutes of your time, but the information that you walk away with may be able to help you for years to come.


Disadvantages of making videos for YouTube

Are you interested in making your own videos to upload to YouTube? While a large number of YouTube members do so, you may want to seriously examine your decision before actually making it. As nice as sharing YouTube videos with the rest of the YouTube community can be, there are some cons or disadvantages to doing so. Just a few of the most popular ones are briefly touched on below.

Perhaps, the biggest con to making your own YouTube video is that you don’t actually know who will end up watching it. Many YouTube video submitters don’t necessarily know that anyone can watch their videos. YouTube gives internet users, even those who don’t bother to register for a free YouTube account, the ability to watch videos on their website. Yes, the good news is that your video may be viewed by thousands of people, but do you really want that many people to see your YouTube videos? That is a question that you will definitely want to ask yourself before uploading your first YouTube video.

One of the reasons why it is advised that you determine ahead of time, whether or not you really want to share your videos with the rest of the world is because once you do it may be too late. YouTube allows video submitters to pull their videos from the site, should they change their mind about having a particular video posted online. While this is nice and the removal happens right away, it may already be too late. A large number of internet users are able to copy or save videos that they find online, including YouTube videos. Should your video fall into the wrong hands, it may never really disappear, as you may find it posted on other area of the internet.

Another con or disadvantage to making your own YouTube videos is that strangers essentially get to know you. The amount of information they find out about you will depend on the video type that you submit to YouTube. For instance, a stranger watching your YouTube video may be able to learn more about you if you posted a video blog than they would if you posted a comedy skit that you made with your friends. That is why you should not only think about whether or not you want to post a video on YouTube, but you should also think about your safety. Keeping internet safety in mind, like not divulging too much personal information, is a great way to enjoy YouTube without any dangers.

As you likely already know, you need to have a few items to be able to upload videos to the YouTube website. If you are planning on making videos just for YouTube, you will need to have a video recording device. The good news is that there are a number of devices that can be used, including camcorders, cell phones, and webcams. You should also have movie editing software installed on your computer, as it will enable you to review or even edit your YouTube videos before posting them. If you have an older computer, you may need to purchase a movie editing software program, but many new computers come with these types of programs already installed.

Although it may seem like there are a large number of cons or disadvantages to making and sharing videos on YouTube, there are actually a number of benefits to doing so as well. One of those benefits is that it is easy to do. Once you have your video installed on your computer and edited, if you wish to do so, the uploading process is really easy. In fact, YouTube explains the uploading process in an easy, step-by-step way. Even if you don’t have a lot of experience with using computers, you should easily be able to upload one of your videos to YouTube.

If you would like to upload a video to YouTube, after carefully thinking about your decision to do so, you will need to register with YouTube to get a free account. This account will not only enable you to share your videos with the internet community, but it will also allow you to rate videos that you watch or even have online discussions with other YouTube members.


Advantages of Having an Account on YouTube

Do you enjoy watching videos on YouTube? Even if you have never visited YouTube before, you are urged to do so, as you will likely find it fun, exciting, and entertaining. YouTube is a video sharing website which allows internet users, just like you, to upload and share videos that they have made. Perhaps, the greatest thing about YouTube is that it is free.

When visiting the YouTube website to watch videos, you can do so without having to create a YouTube account. Despite not being required to create a YouTube account, you may want to look into doing so, as there are a number of benefits to being a YouTube member. Just a few of those benefits are outlined below.

One of the many benefits to registering for a free YouTube account is that it is relatively easy to do. When you signup for a free YouTube account, you need to provide a little bit of information about yourself. This information includes your name, the country that you live in, your zip code, your date of birth, as well as your gender. You will also need to create a YouTube user name for yourself, as well as a password. Your password and user name will be used to log into your account. Signing up for a YouTube account should take only a few minutes of your time, at the most.

Once you have created a free YouTube account for yourself, you can then begin to enjoy the many other benefits of having a YouTube account. One of those benefits is the ability to rate videos that you watch, as well as leave comments. As it was previously mentioned, you can watch videos on YouTube without having a YouTube account, but you cannot rate videos or leave comments for the video owner. Rating YouTube videos gives other YouTube users an idea as to which videos are high in demand, which, in turn, can lead to more of your favorite videos being found on the YouTube site. That is just one of the many reasons why you should not only signup for a free YouTube account, but also rate YouTube that you watch or leave comments.

In addition to being able to rate or review videos, registering for a free YouTube account also gives you the option of sharing your videos with other internet users. Non-registered YouTube members are unable to upload and share any videos that they may have made. If you have never shared videos online, you may want to think about doing so, as they are fun to make. Many of the videos currently found on YouTube are comedy skits, video blogs, and candid videos. All you really need to have is a video recording device, such as a cell phone, webcam, or camcorder, and a movie editing software program, which now comes standard on most computers.

As it was previously stated, creating a membership account with YouTube is free and it should only take a few minutes of your time. If you enjoy using the internet as a source of entertainment, you will not only want to visit YouTube, but you will also want to take the few minutes needed to register for a free account. In the end, you will likely be pleased with your decision to do so.