6 Steps to Youtuber Success Stories

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Everyone wants to be a successful youtuber star.  When SweptAway Tv started there were no YouTube stars.  The first videos were short and very low quality.  The key words and tags were still important but the total number of videos uploaded were small compared to now.  Now you really have to break through the clutter so following these 6 steps will help you get started

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  1. Don’t follow everyone else.  You’ve got the make your own TREND or unique idea.  Following will just bury you in the pile with everyone else.  The open boxing videos are saturated.  No more junk in the blender videos.  What can you do that is unique and different?1
  2. Video production tools are easy to find and relatively affordable versus 10 years ago.  3 point lighting will always help to make your videos look more professional.  Consider the background that you are shooting against.  Plain colors work better than busy prints.   You can always start with your smartphone and work your way up to a better camcorder or SLR that shoots video.3
  3. SOUND I can not emphasize how important sound is.  Whatever you use to shoot should have a mic  and  headphone jack.  If  the video is great but there’s no sound you are out of luck.  Canon makes a very inexpensive camcorder for under $200 that has both a mic and headphone jack.
  4. Be patient.  You should promote your channel on all of your social medias, add it to your email signature and tweet regular messages about your content with links to your channel.  It takes time to build a following.  See if you can get a return tweet from a celebrity with many followers.
  5. Add more channels as you grow.  Keep the same theme but add other viewpoints, opinions, variation to additional channels.6
  6. Add crew members as needed but with some ingenuity you can start alone.  Grab a friend to run the camera and listen to the sound for you.  Work together but you remain the focus of the channel and draw viewers in. SATV brittany koval and  fashion segment at Teen Angel_jpg

Hope these tips get you started on your way to YouTube success.  Be sure to check out the archives of the Swept Away TV videos.

Christopher Nolan’s WWII movie Dunkirk Begins Production in France

I share this so everyone can see that even the most experienced filmmaker with a huge budget sometimes has to cheat a little.

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Filming has begun on the Christopher Nolan-directed World War II movie Dunkirk in the exact spot in France where, 76 years ago this week, 100,000 soldiers were evacuated. Here is your first look at Dunkirk set photos, featuring warships circling off the coast to add war-like atmosphere while cast members hold up cutouts of soldiers to create the illusion of more people in battle.

I’m trying to imagine how that is going to look but like all Christopher Nolan’s movies probably perfect.

via comingsoon.net

Star Trek Beyond

A Fan Event from the Paramount Pictures Lot

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Above: JJ Abrams 

Last night Mythbuster’s Adam Savage hosted a Q&A with J.J. Abrams, Justin Lin, Chris Pine, Karl Urban & Zachary Quinto on Stage 31 where Star Trek was filmed between 1966 and 1969. The Q&A was followed by a street naming ceremony in honor of Leonard Nimoy. Following the ceremony fans were shown the new trailer and never before seen footage from the film.

Here’s the trailer released yesterday:

“Star Trek Beyond,” the highly anticipated next installment in the globally popular Star Trek franchise, created by Gene Roddenberry and reintroduced by J.J. Abrams in 2009, returns with director Justin Lin (“The Fast and the Furious” franchise) at the helm of this epic voyage of the U.S.S. Enterprise and her intrepid crew. In “Beyond,” the Enterprise crew explores the furthest reaches of uncharted space, where they encounter a mysterious new enemy who puts them and everything the Federation stands for to the test.

Are you a Star Trek fan?  Let us know if you can’t wait for this film.

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