Don’t get overwhelmed!

There’s lots to learn in this tutorial.  Don’t let it overwhelm you.  Start small.

Learn the minimum.  Then commit yourself to making a minimum of one short video a day for 30 days.

When you don’t know how to do something, look it up on this website.  How do you look something up?  You could start by opening the FAQ page and using the index.

search windowvideo and voiceSuppose you want to know how to add voice to your YouTube video.  Use the search box in the upper right-hand corner and search for video AND voice.  That will give you every post that has both the word video and the word voice in it.

Use these tips to make a short video every day for a month.  At the end of that time, you will no longer be overwhelmed.

Remember, you must learn how to make videos.  They are becoming the most important form of online communication.

Important: This tutorial talks mainly about YouTube videos.  Most of the tips can be used or modified to use other video hosting services such as Wistia.

How to make high-quality videos

100s of pictures representing VIDEOSIn this series of tutorials you will use Keynote and some amazing video editing software called ScreenFlow to create and upload high quality Wistia and YouTube videos.  You will start with the basics and keep adding more until you have something you can be very proud of.

(You need a Mac to use ScreenFlow.  ScreenFlow has so many hundreds of special effects that it may be worthwhile buying a Mac so that you can use this special movie creation software.)

One of the first technical things you will learn is how to give your text and images interesting movement around the screen.  After you are good at that, you will capture this movement with ScreenFlow.  Watch all or part of the video below to get an idea of what ScreenFlow can do for you.


YouTube videos in your website

  • Google owns YouTube
  • Having a YouTube video on a page seems to increase Google rankings
  • Rather than using other people’s videos
    • Create your own YouTube videos.
    • Even use your own voice
    • Remove stuttering, coughs, etc. using a free sound editor

Copyright issues

Careful. In some cases you may legally be able to add copyright material. Use your common sense and read this: Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for “fair use” for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use.

Starting your YouTube video

In this lesson, you create the YouTube video below.

1. Outline your project

  • Pen and paper
  • Write down your goals and an outline of what video will look like

2. Look at competition

  • Look at competition
  • Go to
  • Enter keywords to describe video in your own outline.
  • Watch a few YouTube videos
  • You may get good ideas

3. Open Keynote

  • Open your Apple Keynote animation software
  • Your Keynote tutorial starts with point #4 below

4. Select theme

  • Select white theme
  • Delete the boxes with double-click messages

5. Rulers

  • Select View > Show Rulers
  • Guide measured in pixels
  • Help you decide where to insert various elements in each slide
  • Important note: Right-hand edge at 44 pixels
  • Bottom edge at -22 pixels.

6. Images

  • Look at outline and decide which images to use
  • Learn by doing.  Make a YouTube video as similar to Granite Pet Memorial Stones one as possible
  • When you find an image you want, right click over it and select “Save Image As”
  • Save in hard drive
  • Images used in the YouTube video are reproduced below

Find free images.

7. Images into iPhoto

  • Open up your iPhoto program
  • Drag and drop all images into a folder within iPhoto.


  • Top of Keynote screen, two icons for Media and Inspector
  • Click on Media icon
  • Then click on Photos tab at top of panel
  • Select folder into which you dragged photos
  • You will see them reproduced
  • To use any of those photos in Keynote, drag and drop them onto Keynote screen
  • You can also bypass the above steps and drag an image or an MP4 file directly from Finder
  • Alternately, you can drag and drop images from your Finder directly onto your Keynote screen


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Apple Keynote

  • This is the Apple program corresponding to PowerPoint.
  • Software was created so that Steve Jobs could make presentations at Apple events
  • Besides being used for sales presentations, also very useful animation software for making YouTube videos
  • You can manipulate photos, graphics and text in all sorts of weird and wonderful ways.  Then you can copy that into your video.
  • Download a copy and/or learn more here
  • Note that all Apple applications are free for Apple users
  • Google search “how buy and download apple keynote”
  • End up in the iTunes store and can download the program
  • Make sure you do not purchase cheaper version
  • It is meant for the Mac desktop, iPad and


Images for YouTube videos




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