A year and a half ago when my wife and I redesigned my professional website, clarinetmike.com, we put up 15 clarinet clinic and master class YouTube video clips. Since then, I’ve also been posting recital videos directly on to YouTube.
So, how can YOU put video on YouTube?
Without getting too in-depth or technical, here’s basically how you can do it – at least, how I do it. (FYI, there are lots of “how to” tutorials, videos, etc. on the Internet, just google it.)
1. Get a video camera (with HD if possible) and start video recording your recitals and master classes. A tripod is a must.
2. Download Windows Live Movie Maker on to your computer (Vista or Windows 7 – I believe there are similar programs for Mac). This program is GREAT and is FREE!
3. Get a YouTube channel.
4. When you get some video you are happy with, dump it on to your computer hard drive and edit it with Windows Live Movie Maker. Then, click the YouTube button on Movie Maker. Enter your passwords and away you go! After your video is on YouTube, be sure to adjust the various YouTube settings.
FYI, check out my videos:
Also, here is a recent recital video I made: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uNttaOARHQw