How to Feel Like a Pro Youtuber

Twelth time the charm – or how did that saying go 😉

Finally I’m proud of my video and was excited to publish it on Youtube.

Of course I have been proud of myself previously too for having the courage to even publish online. But this time I was also proud of the video.

Maybe the charm came at least partly from filming it twice…

What I Learned

On the first round I messed up.

After taking a close up at the very beginning of the film I forgot to refocus and the rest of the video was blurry… There was no way I could have put that on Youtube.

But that fail was actually a blessing.

When watching the first video I realized that I shouldn’t have anything with a glare on my video if I don’t want my face and everything else what’s around me to be seen. So on the second try I took the plastic cover away right at the beginning of the video.

Thanks to re-filming the editing process was a lot smoother and I got this video out on Youtube the same afternoon.

What’s New in This Video

Last time I added music to the beginning and now I added it also to the end of the video – and I love it!

With a proper intro and ending it is so easy to make the video seem more professional. Like I were a pro Youtuber.

The End Result

I Thought I Bought a Standard TN

I have been wondering about the standard size (11x21cm) lately. I would like to try it but it’s a size that you don’t find in common stores here in Finland.

That’s why last month I bought three A5 size notebooks and cut them down to the standard size. I showed those cut notebooks in my April spending video.

Yesterday when I was at the local bookstore I found to my great surprise a standard size TN with three notebooks. I was amazed!

Okay, the TN was made of some kind of plastic or something. But it had three notebooks that looked beautiful.

Then I turned the package and it said 11,2 x 22,1 cm so it really was the standard size (or so I believed).

The prize was only 4,95 € so it was an offer I couldn’t resist. I just had to buy it.

I was very happy to have found a cover for my standard notebooks so that I could get a real feel of a standard TN.

But then I made the unboxing and the rest of the story you can find in the video below.

Where to Find Music for Youtube Videos

I’m sure there are many places to find music to use in your videos, but for me the two most important criteria are:

  • I want it to be easy and
  • I want to be positive not to break any copyrights.

So yesterday I reached the point in my editing process where I was ready to take the next step and add music to my videos.

So what do you do when you want to do something you don’t know how to do?

Of course you ask your spouse first. Google would then have been my second option. (Yes honey, you are my number one 🙂 )

Luckily there is usually an easy solution if you just know where to search. This time the right answer was even closer than I had imagined.

When doing videos for Youtube you can find music in the Youtube Studio. Yes, I didn’t know that.

When you are in the Youtube Studio on your computer you can see the Audio Library on the left side bar. Note that the Audio Library is unreachable using the Youtube Studio App on your phone.

In the Audio Library you can search music by genre, mood, instrument, length and attribution.

When you click on an audio file you see what you are allowed to do with it. Some audios you can use freely in your videos. For some they tell you what you have to write in the video description if you choose to use it.

The End Result

Here you can hear the music I chose. It is right at the beginning of the video as an intro.

P.S. An other easy place to start is your video editing program. I think they usually have some sound effects you can use freely.

Spending Tracker April 2020

Ladies and gentlemen, the April spending results are finally in.

The month wasn’t a no spend but not bad either.

I bought some vellum to make more pencil boards for my Hobonichi Weeks and passport size TN.

Then I also bought three A5 size notebooks to cut them in standard size (21x11cm). In the video I show you the end result of my very inexpensive standard size TN experiment.

May is the last month of my No Online Orders Challenge so I’m anxious to see what happens to my spending in June. Stay tuned if you too want to see that 😉

How Long Does It Take to Make a Youtube Video

This video was supposed to be a quick process – done in a day. And it was done in one day but it wasn’t as quick as I hoped it to be.

Here’s an overview how long the process took me:

  • planning 33 minutes
  • filming 33min (raw material 14min 20sec)
  • editing 4h 15min (end result 7min 57sec)
  • publishing 32min (doesn’t contain social media posts, only uploading process to Youtube, but not the wait time)

That’s in total about 6 hours which isn’t quick in my opinion. I spend the rest of my day editing because I had in my head that I want to get the video out on the 1st of April.

What I Learned

I need to quit before it’s too late. I need to stop the process and do the things I need to do to get a good night sleep.   

I need to prioritize feeling refreshed and full of energy the next morning over publishing the same day. That way I will have energy also the next day to make the things I want and love.  

As you see, I had energy to publish this post first two days after I published the video. Hence my point exactly.

The End Result