YouTube Video Creation Ideas for Camera Shy Marketers

Not everyone is ready for a close up, but there are only so many PowerPoint, slideshow or text videos that you can create on YouTube before you start to lose viewers. Marketers that are a little shy about getting on camera and getting a message out to the Internet world are in luck. There are some free tools that you can use to spruce up your videos to make you look like a pro. That’s right. Your grandmother won’t be the only person that loves your smiling mug on YouTube. These YouTube video creation ideas for camera shy marketers can help you look your best.


If you have an iPhone, there are a lot of cool apps for video, but Viddy is the latest video craze. If you sitting in front of your computer screen won’t win any Oscars, Viddy provides some editing tools to help you. Color effects, trimming and other filters can be added. The only downside is that Viddy videos are only 15 seconds in length. This is more than enough time to get your point across with your videos. You can make a series of videos and experiment with the cool effects to intrigue your viewers. Just remember to stay gold Ponyboy.

YouTube Editor

Part of great video is the way that it is captured and the other great parts are sound and effects. YouTube has created an editor to allow you to edit any uploaded video to make it more visually appealing. With this editor, you have many options to make your videos better. YouTube has made it easy to add real songs to your videos. You can sort by genre and artist to find just the right song to set the mood for your video. A set of editing tools like fades, swipes and transitions can add a little extra spark to your video. If you are short on footage, YouTube offers creative commons videos that help you fill in some gaps in  your videos. Thanks YouTube.


Another freebie from YouTube that lets you make animations instead of video. Not every video needs to be a testimonial or live Q&A session. You can do a lot with animations and they are appropriate for adding a little bit of humor into your videos. Premade characters are available for you to use and all you need to do is spend about 10 minutes creating your animation. If you dislike appearing on camera, try animating yourself and see what happens. Your animation might get more views. That could be a good or bad thing.


If you get tired of the simple YouTube editor, Vibop has more tools and is just as easy to use. You can add black and white effects, vintage video filters, animate photos and adding scrolling text with just a single click. Your boring web camera videos can be uploaded and changed into a complete masterpiece using this cool and totally free software. The best part about it is that you can upload any video format. You don’t need to pay someone big bucks to add simple special effects to your videos with Vibop. (not to be confused with MMMBop.)

Microsoft Photo Story 

Making digital slideshows is easy with Microsoft Photo Story. Add titles, captions, text, photos and music to presentations and bring out your inner Spielberg. One of the coolest things about making these easy videos is that you can share them instantly with a YouTube link in your email. Building a mailing list can go much smoother when you have videos embedded in your email blasts. Photo Story takes the legwork out of video and slideshow creations.


Choose your photo, music and create your video in just a few mouse clicks. Animoto lets you create awesome 30 second videos for free. For just $2.50 a month, you can have access to unlimited length videos and a larger assortment of images and music tracks. You can always upload your own music, video and images regardless of what account you have. Animoto is by far one of the easiest ways to create a website or You Tube video with no skills required.

Crazy Talk Animator

Crazy Talk software allows you to animate single or multiple photos. You can literally give any photo a new life on the Internet using this animation software. There is a trial version that lets you make some simple videos to test. The actual program ranges between $49.95 and $179.95. This is a small price to pay to help you make thousands of animations for your videos.


Flash photo slideshows make great visual effects. SlideRoll is one of the online Internet-only flash slideshow creators. Flash files are easy to download and often preferred when creating large video files. From swipes and curls to zooms and fades, your slideshows will have a professional look. The addition of music or voiceover track will add the finishing touches to the awesome slideshows you can create.


If you don’t want to do all of this yourself, you can pay someone else to do it for you for $5. Really. Fiverr is a huge database of freelancers that are willing to do thousands of things for only five bucks. Video creation, editing, audio post production and voiceovers for your videos can be purchased for only $5.

There you have it. Go out and make Marketer’s Black Book proud with your new and improved skills to make better YouTube videos and throw out your old marketing with this new and improved way to do more effective Internet marketing with video.





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