Glen Williams provided further details on the progress of the work-in-progress Harrisburg Flash Film Festival. More details will be provided as they become available.
Here are the notes from the YouTube.com / 30onAIR portion of the meeting. Most of the tips are from the book YouTube for You which was raffled away at the end of the meeting.
- If you want to be included in the project, when you upload your video to YouTube, use the tag "30onair"
- Short videos are better than longer ones. Get to the point fast. Max 10 minutes (YouTube limit). Less than 100 MB
- Use adequate lighting, flattering camera angles, decent sound quality, no rapid movement
- Know you're shooting for a tiny screen and lower resolution. Stick with closeups, plain backgrounds and high contrast.
- Uses FLV (Adobe Flash Video) Format. YouTube converts your files for you
- You can upload MPEG-4 (.AVI or .MPG), Quicktime (.MOV) or Windows (.WMV) file formats
- The best settings: MPEG-4 with either the DivX or Xvid encoders, MP3 audio, 320x240 resolution, 30 FPS (Frames per second)
- You'll most likely want to use video editing software to cut/resize your movie. Some examples are Adobe Premier, Windows Movie Maker (PC) and iMovie (Mac). Using this software will produce better results than letting YouTube convert it.
- You can choose whether to make your videos public or private.
- You can choose whether you want to make comments available, "sort of" (on approval) or not at all.
Windows Movie Maker
You can use this free program (Windows XP/Vista) to edit your video.
- Capture Video -->Import Video
- Edit Movie --> Make Title or credits (or whatever). Drag and drop the order you want your Title & movie to the timeline (bottom)
- Save to my computer
- Not only can you view videos, but if you have a video camera on your cell phone, you can upload right from your phone.
- First, you must have a YouTube account, then click My Account --> Account Settings --> Mobile Uploads Profile. Once set up, your profile will show you the email address you will send your video to. Typically a series of numbers with "@mms.youtube.com" Add it to your phone address book for easy use.
To Remove a video from YouTube
- Videos stay up indefinitely
- Click on My Videos from the YouTube homepage, then click the Remove Video button below the video you want to remove. That's it!
- All videos are permanently deleted and you'll have to re-upload the video if you accidentally remove something you didn't intend to.