How to Make YouTube Videos on Your Phone START to FINISH!

– Welcome to the full free
tutorial of how to film, edit, and upload your YouTube
video just using your phone. – I’m Sean Cannell. – And I’m Heather Torres. – And this is Think Media. And in this very video, we’re gonna be taking you through, step-by-step our entire process for creating content for
YouTube on your phone, whether you have an
Android or an iPhone, and. – We’re gonna be answering
your top questions from the Think Media community
on each of these steps. – So grab your phone, grab
any accessories you have, get something to drink, get a journal and buckle your seatbelt ’cause we are getting started right now. You gotta just press record. To get started with video, all
you need is your smartphone. And in this video, we’re
gonna be breaking down how to shoot a video
for YouTube with this. – Now we’re using the iPhone 8 but if you have an Android
or any other smartphone, you’re gonna get massive
value from this video so let’s get into it. (techno pop music) – Hey, what’s up? Sean Cannell here. – Heather Torres here. – And this is Think Media, bringing you the best tips and tools for building your influence with online video and social media, and we’re so excited because
we’re in a four-part series. This is Part One of how
to create YouTube videos with your smartphone. Part One is gonna be all
about shooting the video, then we’re gonna do
thumbnails in Part Two, how to edit in Part Three, and then finally, how to upload it and optimize
the video in Part Four. – Now, when I first started on YouTube, all I had was a smartphone. I was not into gear. All of that was really intimidating to me so I just wanna encourage
you that this video is really gonna walk you step-by-step how to start creating content with the phone that you already have. (techno pop music) – [Sean] Tip number one is
before you lock down your shot and set up any gear, put your phone in selfie mode
and get a feel for the room. – Yeah, I took the phone like Sean said, selfie mode, walked around, ’cause I wanted to see what the background was gonna look like with me in the shot. Now, you might think that we do this really well at Think Media but it takes us a couple times. So you’ll see I set up the shot first, and it didn’t quite work out. So I wanted the tripod to be
about an arm’s length away and I wanted the background
to not be too busy, so I moved around the room and then finally locked in the right shot. – Tip number two is get your gear ready. Now, here’s the cool thing, you can start with your smartphone by just putting it on a pile of books using your on-camera microphone, but there’s a few pieces
of gear that we recommend to really level up your
smartphone content, and that is a lighting kit. The lighting kit we have for
this shoot was under $100, and then also a microphone, and if you’ve got your dongle, then the microphone just
plugs right into your phone, makes it sound better, and Heather was able to
clip that to her shirt, and then finally, just a
tripod and a smartphone mount. And you could get all of that gear for right around $150 here in The U.S.. So if you wanna see links to
any of those specific items, we’ll post those in the description below. – Tip number three is
to lock down your shot. Now, there’s always the dilemma: Do you do the selfie mode or
do you do the normal camera? We suggest that you do the normal camera. And here’s the best thing. I know I thought when I sat down, I can’t see myself, but don’t worry. Do a test shot first where
you click the button, you sit down, you say something
so you can test your audio, you can check the background, make sure everything’s
in frame, it looks nice, and then, when you get started,
everything’s good to go. – Yeah. And the reason you wanna do that is because the normal
camera on most phones, the majority is so much
superior to the selfie camera. But here’s the thing, you can still use the
selfie camera if you want, but avoid this mistake. A lot of people, when
they’re having selfie mode, they look at themselves and not the lens. Therefore, people can see
it on the YouTube video. So do your best to look at
that little lens on your phone and that way, you’ll be making
eye contact with the viewer. – Tip number four is to
lock in your video settings before you start to shoot. Now, most cameras on
your phone will do 1080p, which is great. We recommend choosing that setting but if you have the
option for 4K, choose 4K. So in this video, we’re doing
4K at 30 frames per second. – Yeah, and later in the series, we’re gonna be going
through how to edit that. And what’s cool is on an iPhone 8 which is the phone we’re
using for this series, you’ll be able to edit 4K easy. But here’s the other thing,
you can always shoot in 4K but then later down process it to 1080p and it’ll still look better on YouTube, helping you get more views
and build your brand faster. Psst, hey! I hope you’re getting
value out of this video, and if you are, can you
smash the like button? All right, let’s get
right back into the tips. (Rosie barking) Rosie! – Tip number five is
to deliver the content. Now, before I even sat
down to record the video, there’s two things that I did. The first thing is I researched what I wanted my video to be about. So I didn’t just set up all my gear, sit down, stare at the camera and go, what am I gonna record? No, I actually knew what the
video was gonna be about. The second thing I did
was I took the content that I knew I wanted to have in the video and I broke it down into points. That just helps me record the video better and it allows my audience
to be able to follow along with the video all the way to the end. Then, what I did was press record. Now, I walked through the entire video and just like you, I stumbled. I had to stop and restart and that’s okay. You’re not gonna get
it right the first time but just keep going. (smooth RnB music) – All right. And now that all the
footage is on the phone, it’s ready for the edit. But there’s actually one
more step before that and that is creating a
great thumbnail for YouTube. So if you wanna watch
Part Two in this series, you can click or tap the YouTube card and we’ll post a link to it in the description below as well. – And if you wanna watch the full video that I did on my iPhone for this video, you can check it out over
on my homeschool channel, and we’ll post that on the YouTube card or in the description below. – We are back and ready
to answer some questions about the video we just watched. And a bunch of questions
came in about lighting, and specifically if the
image doesn’t look very good because of low light and how to actually set
up the lights right. So let’s remember that
one of the best ways to get good-looking
video out of any camera is to actually invest in some lighting. If you can sit in front
of a window, that’s good, but that’s why we
recommended a soft box kit that’s sitting behind us so that you can actually improve the lighting in your videos. If the image quality is grainy or too sharp or looking weird, you definitely wanna
invest in some lights. You don’t have to get a big kit. There’s actually a $20 ring light that you can just attach to
the selfie mode of your camera. We’re going to actually link a lot of resources in this video. So we’ll put them in
the YouTube description in the resource guide numbered
by when we talk about them. But then the other question is how do you actually set up your lighting? So typically, with soft boxes like that, you want them off to the
right side and the left side, raised up a little bit
and pointing down at you. You don’t really want
the light shooting up. That’s “Blair Witch Project”. You don’t really want it straight on. That can sometimes be intense. You go a little bit higher and you point down with
your soft box lighting, and then you don’t
necessarily need each side to be at the same distance. Sometimes it’s nice to have a little bit of
lighting on one side. In fact, right now, we
have a window on this side, and then a bright ring
light on the other side, which gives a little bit
of contrast to the shot. So here’s a big tip on lighting: experiment until you feel good with it. Do some test shots, do some experiments. And then we also have some
more resources about this. – Yeah, and Nolan from
the Think Media team did an excellent video all about how to set up three-point lighting. So if you wanna understand more about where you should be putting the lights and how you get that light on
your face right or behind you, definitely check that in the YouTube card, and we’ll link that in
the description below. Now, Mackenzie also asked, how
do you get the right angle? And I feel you because this is something I had to practice too. Now, if you’re down below
and you’re shooting up, it’s not really the most
flattering shot for your body. But if you’re right straight on, this actually isn’t the best shot either. You wanna go up a little
bit and angle down. It makes your body a
little more miniaturized, helping those features out. – And remember, just experiment
and test your final shot and see how it looks. It’s also gonna affect the
elements in the background. So a lot of this comes with just trial and error and practice. And so test your camera at
different heights and angles until you love the way it looks. – All right. So Tere asked, how do you
get the blurry background? Now, here’s the thing, with the iPhone or with the smartphones, your sensor size isn’t
actually large enough to get the blurry background effect that you see in a lot
of really cool videos but here’s some tricks that I’ve tried. So you wanna be you, the
object closest to the camera, and you wanna have your
background furthest away. That allows it to be softer,
but not necessarily blurred. – Yeah, and here’s the deal, if you actually want to eventually achieve some other cinematic looks
and blurry background looks, you may wanna think about
investing in a camera. One of our favorite
cameras here at Think Media is the Canon M50. There’s been some incredible deals on it. And again, we’ll list
some of those resources in the resource guide. In fact, if you haven’t downloaded our Think Media Gear Guide, then it’s a great resource where we cover all the
different accessories not only for your smartphone, but also some of our top
camera recommendations. So actually, check out this spot. – Ready to get started on YouTube, but not sure what gear you need? Get your copy of the free
ultimate video gear guide where we share the best cameras, lighting, and audio set up for every YouTube budget, Visit
to get started today. So Debbie asked, what’s the
best way to get great audio? And step number one is actually if you’re gonna start with
just the in-camera microphone, you wanna make sure that you are close because that microphone’s
gonna pick up a lot. So you wanna make sure that you’re talking directly to the camera and then it can pick up your audio. – Yeah. Also, if you’re in a smaller room that has lower ceilings and carpet, we’re actually in a big room here so we’re using a different
kinda microphone to help us, and that would be our next tip is that you would use some
kind of an external microphone. You saw in the video that we just watched a little $20 clip-on BOYA mic, but you also can check out something like this Takstar
microphone right here. It’s a $25 shotgun mic. I’ve got the dongle connected to it, and then you can plug that
right into your lightning port, or if you have a headphone jack, you can plug that in there as well. And obviously, you might
have some questions about some of these
smartphone accessories. So we actually have a
whole video out about this. We’ll link that up on the YouTube card, as well as post it in the resource guide. – Okay, so we’ll answer
some more questions after this next part. And I’m excited for this
because we are going to get into how to create a thumbnail
using your smartphone. But if you’re getting
value out of this video, make sure to smash that like button. And now, let’s get into Part Two. One of the most important elements of growing your YouTube channel
is creating great thumbnails but you don’t need a fancy camera or a computer to get started. All you need is your iPhone. So in this video, I’ll be
breaking down my three easy steps for creating thumbnails
with just your phone. (techno pop music) Hey, it’s Heather Torres
here with Think Media, helping you build your influence with online video and social media. And on this channel, we do
techy reviews, strategy videos, and tutorial videos just like this so if you’re new here,
consider subscribing. So now, I know when you
get started on YouTube, it can be scary actually
having to figure out cameras and figure out the editing software to just create a simple thumbnail, and so I wanna walk you through the three-step process that I use when I create my
thumbnails using my phone. So let’s jump into the tips. One of the first major
points of understanding how to make a great thumbnail is really not even using the phone yet. You wanna think about
starting with the end in mind. So you wanna think about what type of emotion should
you have in your face when you’re making your thumbnail, or are you gonna have words on the side that you need to be pointing to, or where are you gonna be looking at? So before you even get
started making the thumbnail, really think about the end in mind of what you want that
thumbnail to look like. On YouTube, the type of thumbnails
that get the most clicks are the ones that have emotions. Yeah, it’s great to smile
sometimes in a thumbnail but really, when you evoke
emotion, when you’re pointing, or when you’re looking towards words that actually express
what they should click on, that’s the start of a great thumbnail. The second part of the process is that you want to actually
take a lot of pictures. I usually take about 10 pictures every time I’m going to do a thumbnail. And the reason for that is because you wanna make sure
you find the right one, the perfect picture. And if you only take one or two and you get to the editing process, you’re gonna be disappointed ’cause you don’t have the right thumbnail that’s gonna get those
clicks and grow your channel. So here’s some tips
you wanna keep in mind. I have the camera right in front of me but I’m over actually to the side because I wanna use this side to put words on on my thumbnail. I also have the camera
about arm’s distance away and the reason for that
is I wanna make sure that I don’t have too
much in the background. I want it really to be my face so you get the emotion that’s happening. Now, I’m using an iPhone
8, I have a tripod, we’ll link all of the
gear, really the tripod, down below as well as the
apps that we’re using, but I do have it on a tripod. Now, you can also do this in selfie and have it and hold the phone, or like I have it here, I have it set up so I can just set the timer. Now, on the phone itself, I actually wanna move it to portrait mode. Again, I have the iPhone
8, it has portrait mode, and the reason for that is because it instantly
gives me a blurry background. I don’t wanna do a lot
of editing to this photo so I already want the blurry
background to have the effect. In order to take the picture, I want to put it on the timer mode. Now, it can be off three or 10 seconds. I’m gonna choose three seconds and I’m gonna have to
hustle back to that couch so I can take this photo. There we go! I took a photo. Now, we’ll do that about 10 times through, and then we’ll get into
the editing process. (smooth RnB music) No photo! So now that we have the
photo that we’re choosing, we’re gonna go into the editing process. And I like to break
this up into two phases. The first phase is actually
editing and cropping the photo so let’s do that. Open up your photo app. You can get right to the
photo that you wanna choose and you hit the edit button. Then, you go into the three dots and you have all of
these different filters that you can choose from. I really like the vivid filter because it really brightens up the photo. When you’re thinking about thumbnails, you don’t want dull and dark, you want bright and vibrant. So I like to hit the vivid. Now, I also am going to
click the crop button. And then with that, I’m gonna click it on the
side and click 16-by-nine. That’s gonna actually
crop the photo in for me so that I have the right photo. I’m just gonna move it around so that I can get my
face in this 16-by-nine and get my fingers in it. But again, I want a lot of space on the side to put the text, and I want my face and the
fingers to be pointing directly so that that’s what someone looks at. And you’re gonna hit Done. The second part of the phase
is to go into the Phonto app. I like the Phonto app
because it’s a free app that you can add text to. So we’re gonna go right
into the Phonto app for Android and iPhone. (smooth RnB music) You’re gonna click the
little camera button and you’re going to go to photo album and you’re gonna import that last photo. Hit done. And now, you’re gonna
click right on the screen and it’s gonna say add text. This is where you’re gonna add the text. And I like to do less than
five words on a thumbnail. So I’m gonna choose three words. This is a video that I created about what I wish I knew before
I started homeschooling so I’m gonna put on the
thumbnail before you start. I’m gonna separate that up
into three different words. And you can play around with the text and the font and the colors, and you can move that
around on your screen. (techno pop music) I’m gonna adjust it around. You can add a background
onto it if you’d like to. (techno pop music) So you can go into style,
you can hit background, and you can put a border around it. I like to always think when
I’m creating thumbnails that someone on a phone
is gonna look at it, so I want the words be large
enough for them to read, I want it to be clear text
so they can read it easily. And sometimes, I like to
play around with the color. (techno pop music) Background. All right, I like how this thumbnail looks so I’m gonna go ahead and
save that to my camera roll. And now, the thumbnail is done. – (sighs) Man, video two was fire, but we have some questions to answer. Heather, let’s go. William says, “Simple:
which app do you use?” Now, in this tutorial that you just saw, I was using a free app called Phonto. Another app that I recommend, I actually recommended that
if you wanna take it further is actually investing in an app. So ones that I like are Canva, PicMonkey,
Bazaart, and Photorama. – And of course, don’t forget to check out all of the resources listed below because there’s a lot
packed in to this video. FlyingRedTailHawk asks, “How do you make the words look nicer?” When it comes to your thumbnails, there’s a couple tips that we have and that is you really wanna
avoid fonts that are too busy, that are usually too
cursive or calligraphy. Now, maybe you wanna use
something like that for style but remember, clarity is
everything on YouTube. You want the words to be clear, you want them to pop off the thumbnail, if you use words at all. So I recommend using minimal
fonts, bold text fonts, and also, if possible, put a box or a rectangle behind the font so that the words really pop off. That’s also maybe something to consider is that if you’re not gonna
put a rectangle behind it, shoot on a background
that’s not very busy, maybe you take a thumbnail shoot where you take a photo of you, but you’re on a plain wall
or a nice, colored wall or even like those curtains
back there would be nice because they’re simple and you could put the text
over the top of those. So just be intentional
in the thumbnail creation and the fonts, you choose. – Yeah, when we’re doing thumbnails, we’re not just selecting an
image from the video file, we’re intentional about the
thumbnail because remember, getting someone to click
is all about that thumbnail and that title so you
wanna make it enticing for them to go further
with you in the video. Rachel asks, I love Canva! Is there a way to add
thumbnails from mobile or does it all have to be done on desktop? Well, Rachel, that question and answer is coming up later on in this video. But now, we need to get into editing. Let’s edit your entire
YouTube video on your phone in this next step in the tutorial. – Here we go. – So you’ve recorded a
video with your phone and now you need to edit it for YouTube. Well, in this video, I’m gonna walk you through
my easy step-by-step process for editing your video
with just your iPhone. (techno pop music) Hey, I’m Heather Torres with Think Media, bringing you the best tips and tools for building your influence with online video and social media. And on this channel, we do
tech reviews, strategy videos, and tutorials just like this so if you’re new here,
consider subscribing. Now, this video is a video
in a four-part video series where we’re helping you
learn how to shoot, edit, and upload your videos
directly from your iPhone so if you wanna check that out, I’ll link it in the YouTube card and down in the description box below. But in this video, I’m gonna walk you through
editing on your phone so let’s jump into the video. Okay, so I’m on my phone screen and we’re going to use the app InShot. I like the app InShot because
there’s a paid version, but there’s also a free version, and that’s the one we’re going
to use for this tutorial. Now, you’re gonna wanna
upload your video file. You click Video, then you click New. When you click New, it’s
gonna bring up your album. You’re going to import
or upload the video file that you’ve created with your phone. I’ve already done that here so I’m gonna click on that video. Now, we are gonna head
into the editing process. I like this because there are three different options you
can use for editing your video. First, you can trim off the
front and back of the video. You can also cut sections out
from the middle of the video, or you can use this tool
called the Split tool. I like this tool because it
has this option for multi split and that allows you to go through when you know the time code for your video of where you need to
cut out your mistakes. That allows you to go through and make all of your edits in one shot. Now, if you click the button right here, it says, if you wanna revert
back, if you made a mistake, it’s actually gonna remove all
of the splits from that edit. So I like to do it a few at a time, go through, watch the video, and then go back through
and make more multi splits. When you’re done, click the checkbox. And now, when you hit the video file, you can see that you have multiple files that you can go through and
if you need to take one out, you press Delete, and now
you have the full file. What I also love about this
feature is that at the end, when you get to the end, if you want to click on it again
and just go back into trim, you can then cut off the end of one of those sections
that you’ve edited. The next step in the editing
process is to add on our text. So you click the text button, and I like to add text to
be able to add social proof. So if I wanted to put in my
handle for Instagram, let’s say, I can grab that and I can actually move
it around the screen. I can click Enter and then
the text shows up at the top. I can make that go out or I
can have that be really short. Then, there’s the sticker function. Click the sticker function, and if you wanna get like your Instagram, you can click Instagram, it pulls it up right there, and then you can put it right next to it, move that around on your screen, and then you can actually move that to be in the same alignment with the text. Now, if you click on the arrow, I like that you can go to
the end of the video clip if you want that to show the entire time when the video ends, or you can go all the way
over and you can allow that to only be for a certain amount of time. You can also split it. So if you wanna cut it here and you wanna delete this
section, you can do that. So you have a lot of
editing options in here. Now, I would go through and
I would make title cards for all of my points in my video. Now, if you want your
texts to move in and out, you have the option of being
able to move that text, so you can have it come in and out, you can have it moved from the side, you can time how long it takes. So if I wanted it to go
in and out like that, you have a lot of options of how that can come into the frame. And that’s what I would do for my text. Now, one option you have is to actually add in an intro card. So if I wanted to go in here in my edit and I wanted to split at this time code, and now, I wanna add in a intro. I could go in and I can
select that video file. I already have an intro pre-made,
but this is not necessary. This is just an option if you wanna add an intro to your video. The next thing we’re gonna
do is add our end card. Now, if you wanna create
an end card here on InShot, all you need to do is click
the arrow at the very top and you’re gonna save
this file as a draft. Then you’re gonna go into photo. And now, I need to crop
this into a 16-by-nine so that it can be the end
card for my YouTube video. Now, I like to just add an image on here. And then over in the blank space is where two videos on my end card are going to show up on YouTube. So I keep it a 16-by-nine, and let’s say I wanna
put on here subscribe. All right, I’m done with that, and now I wanna save this image. Okay, now I wanna add the outro. So I’m gonna go to the end of the video, I’m gonna click the button that says Add. I’m gonna go to photos and
I’m gonna add that end card. Now, this end card is five seconds long. What’s great about YouTube is that your end cards
can be 20 seconds long so I wanna use all that time that I can. So I’m gonna press the copy, copy, copy, and now, I have an end card
that will play for 20 seconds. The next step is I wanna add
music to my intro and my outro so I’m gonna scroll back through. There is actually a wide
selection of music here on InShot. So I’m gonna hit tracks. You can go through and listen to all the
different types of music. You can also import from your iTunes, and they do have different
music that you can use on here, and I really like it so
I’m gonna add this one. (smooth RnB music) Now, in the music file itself,
you can play with the volume. So I want it to be pretty low and I can have it fade out. And I only want it to go to my intro. All right. So I want this to go
to the end of my intro. I’m gonna cut it right there. I’m gonna split it off,
I’m gonna delete that side, I’m gonna go here, I’m
gonna click volume again, and I’m gonna make sure
that’s just really low so you can hear me but you do get a little bit of that music. Then, I’m gonna scroll
to the end of my video. And right at the end of my video when that end card starts, I’m gonna add that same track on there. (smooth RnB music) And I’m just gonna split it here. And because I’m not
talking during that time, I’m just gonna keep the volume
at a normal volume level. Now, what I also like is that
you can add sound effects. So if you wanted to go through when you say subscribe or click like, you have the option to
add in different effects. So if I wanted to add in
a popular bubble effect, I could have the bubble effect happen when I say hit subscribe, and the bubble sound would come on. So you can add different sound effects to help allow your videos
to come alive more. And now that we have
our full video edited, we are ready to go. We are going to just save and export that, and that is going to
export into your album. All right. So now, your video is ready
to be uploaded to YouTube. I like to keep my videos really
simple but if you wanted to, you could add B-roll or additional photos or even transition cards. But like I said, I like
to keep mine really simple so I can get the content out there. – Man, mega video for the win. If you’re getting value so
far, smash the like button, and let us know in the comments
if you’ve made it this far, and we also wanna pass
the question off to you. How long have you been posting
videos on YouTube so far? Maybe you haven’t started the channel yet, or maybe let us know how
many videos you’ve posted, but we have some questions
to answer all about editing so Heather, let’s go. – All right, so the first one
comes from TMA and she says, “What editing software do
you recommend for iPhone?” Now, in the tutorial
that you just watched, I was using InShot, but a couple other ones
that I’ve invested in that I really liked are
LumaFusion, the 2.0 version. Also, KineMaster is a
great editing software, and there’s also iMovie. If you have an iPhone, that
comes directly on your phone and you can do some great
editing with that software. – Steven asks, “What’s the best app “for Android for editing?” Heather? – So the best one that
I like is KineMaster, and the reason I like this is because it has a lot of
functionality as an editor. So you have advanced audio
controls and video controls and you can layer different files. So you can have your
B-roll over your A-roll, you can also do layers of audio, so if you wanna have music
and then sound effects, you can do that. Now, they have a couple different ways. This is a purchased app if you want to get rid of the watermark, but you can get it for $5 per month or $42 for a year currently right now is what they’re offering on an Android. – So check out the resource guide if you wanna see details about
that in the description below with all these videos and softwares and apps and things like that. – ANDJ Visuals left a comment, and a part really stuck out to me. He said, I keep overthinking how the video should
look and delay my upload. (groans) I can relate to this so much and I want you to know, you’re not alone. If you’re a creator out there and you felt anxious and overwhelmed and really feeling like, ah, I just don’t wanna put this out there ’cause you’re afraid of the judgment that could happen with the video or how perfect the video
isn’t, that’s okay. I still feel like that and I’ve been creating here on
the platform for five years. And I want you to know that it’s important to just get the video out there. Yes, we wanna make sure
that we’re editing it right, and yes, we wanna make sure
that we’re filming right, but at some point, when you
are finished with that edit, you just have to upload that
video and get it published because like Sean says, YouTube is not a sprint, it’s a marathon, and so we wanna encourage
you to punch perfectionism in the face and get that video uploaded. – Yeah. So with that, that actually brings us to Part Four in this series which is all about now
how from your phone, exporting it, uploading it to YouTube, connecting the thumbnail to it. So if you haven’t smashed like yet and you’ve been getting
value, hit the like button, and let’s just dive into
Part Four right now, and then we’ll do Q&A right after. – So how do you upload videos
from your iPhone to YouTube? And how do you optimize
this so you get more views? Well, in this video, I’m
gonna be walking you through our quick step-by-step process coming up. (techno pop music) Hey, I’m Heather Torres with Think Media, bringing you the best tips and tools for growing your influence with online video and social media. And on this channel, we do
techy reviews, strategy videos, as well as tutorial videos just like this so if you’re new here,
consider subscribing. Now, this video is Part
Four of a video series all about how to shoot, edit,
and upload from your phone so if you missed Part One, Two, and Three, we’ll link it up in the YouTube card and down in the description box below. All right, so you have your video and you’re ready to upload it to YouTube. Now, you do need the YouTube app but you also need the YouTube Studio app. So make sure you have both of those ready to go for this tutorial. All right, so you have your
video and you’re ready to go. You wanna make sure that you
have a battery that is charged or you’re plugged in and
you are connected to wifi. Now, let’s get your video
uploaded to YouTube. So the first thing you wanna
do is open up your YouTube app. Up at the top, you’ll see a little camera. Click that and then
you’re gonna click Video. You’re gonna find the video
that you wanna upload. Here’s the video that I want. And it’s gonna allow you
to have the option to edit. Now, we’ve already edited our video so you’re already set on that, and then you’re gonna click Next. Now, you wanna make sure that you give the title of your video and then the description. Now, what I like to do is
I like to go into my notes, and I pre-put in the
description that I wanna have. That allows me to have
all the links that I need and the description, and any calls to action
that I want to have inside of that section. So I’m just gonna copy that. I’m gonna copy the whole thing. Gonna go back to my YouTube app. That video’s in there. I’m gonna paste that into my description. So there you go, everything’s in there. I’m gonna title this. This is called five things I wish I before I. All right. You wanna make sure that
you upload this as unlisted. So you have the option of
public, unlisted, and private. Now, I like to upload it as unlisted because I still have a few more things that I need to do to this video and I don’t want it to go
live to the public yet. So you wanna click unlisted,
and then you can click Upload. Now, you wanna give your video just a little time to
go through the process and not close down this window. So you wanna leave this window open while your video is
preparing and processing. – [Announcer] 2,000 years later. – All right, so our video is now uploaded to YouTube unlisted, so the public is not seeing it yet. And now, we need to switch
over to the YouTube Studio app. So you’re gonna go into
the YouTube Studio app, and you’re going to
then pull up the video, clicking the video. You’re gonna click that video and then you’re gonna see up at the right, you’ll see that little pencil. Click that pencil because now, this is where we’re gonna
upload our thumbnail. Click Custom Thumbnail. All photos. I’m gonna grab my thumbnail. I’m gonna select it. So now, that’s there. I’m gonna save. Now, you can also add in your tags. Now, in this video,
we’re not gonna dive in to how you discover what tags to do. We have a free training
over at where we dive into how to determine what tags you need for your video to get the most amount of views. So then save. And then when you have your tags, you’re gonna enter your tag, you’re gonna press return, and that’s going to bring
it up as a single tag. Then press Save, and now, you’re ready to go. All you need to do now is
change that unlisted to public when you’re ready to publish your video and your video is out in the public. All right! So you made it this far. Wow! Amazing that you’re still here. You might need to grab another drink or even grab some food if
you’ve been with us this long. But before we get into
this next set of questions, Sean, you’ve got something cool for us. – Yeah, when it comes
to shooting and editing and uploading your video,
man, content is king. It really matters for
crushing it on YouTube, but marketing is Queen,
and she runs the household. When it comes down to it, mastering titles and
thumbnails and descriptions and thinking about how to
get your video out there so it actually gets views
really is super important and it goes beyond just the
video production process. So if you haven’t watched
our free masterclass, you can actually see it
at, but check out this quick spot, and then we’re gonna
get into some questions. Are you ready to start or
grow your YouTube channel? Do you feel stuck and need
help connecting the dots? Join this free web class where you’ll learn the
step-by-step playbook for YouTube success. We’ve helped thousands of
purpose-driven entrepreneurs just like you grow their
influence with video. Register today for this exclusive training at – So Modestly Mia asks,
when I upload a video from my phone on KineMaster to YouTube, the quality of the video goes down. How do I fix this issue? What’s the best upload settings to make sure it doesn’t lose quality? Now, here’s the thing. Both on LumaFusion and KineMaster, you have the options when
you’re rendering out the video to set your export and
also your resolution, your frame rate, and the video quality when you get that uploaded to YouTube. – Yeah, so you just wanna make sure that you’re gonna wanna for sure do 1080p. And back in the shooting
video, we actually shot in 4K. You may even wanna
export in 4K resolution. You definitely wanna be
on wifi when uploading. And then with that, you have those options to just choose a higher quality. So really, your resolution and your video quality are a big deal so experiment a little bit and then when you finally
get that dialed in, all your video should
look great on YouTube. – Red Dread Redemption says, how can I set automatic tags
in partial description info? I can deal with copy-pasting
the description info but there has to be a better
way to tackle the tags than what I’m doing. And so, you actually are gonna need to get on a desktop computer to do this because you’re gonna wanna go into the default upload settings. So in your YouTube Studio, you go to settings and
you go upload defaults, and then you can actually have
some basic description info that’s always there on every upload, and even some base tags that are always there on every upload. So once those are set, even if you’re just uploading for mobile, they will be there. And then another thing to keep in mind is that YouTube is always updating the app and so you can look for
this feature in the future. And then finally, if you have your Google Doc system going just as Heather taught, you can always open up your
Google Docs and copy your tags, copy your description quick. That is the fastest way I know as well because typing on your
phone is a little bit slower so if you can, sit down
and type on a desktop, get most of the bulk of your heavy lifting for tags and description done, then copy-pasting is still a great system, and so there you go. – So Baby Ava asked, “Can I add clickable links
to my videos with my phone?” And the answer is yes but bear with me because this is kind of a
interesting way of saying it. So when you have links in
your YouTube description, www. to wherever isn’t going to work. In YouTube description, you need to have http or https://. So you wanna make sure that
you have that set up correctly to make sure you have great links for things like affiliate marketing or sending people to your social websites, or sending ’em off the platform to go to your website for
further relationship with you. – Yeah, and if that term affiliate
marketing was new to you, that’s actually one of our favorite ways to make money on YouTube even
if you’re just starting out and we actually have a
video all about that. If you wanna check that out, we’ll link it up on the YouTube card and put it in the resource guide. – (cheers) We made it to
the end of this mega video! If you’re still here, leave a comment down in
the comment section below. We wanna hear from you at
the Think Media community. – But now, it’s your turn, so grab your phone and
start shooting some videos. We’ll see you in the next one. (smooth techno music)

100 thoughts on “How to Make YouTube Videos on Your Phone START to FINISH!

  1. QUESTION OF THE DAY ⚡ Do you use your phone to create videos? What phone do you have? Let us know! 👇🏼 ***** If you want to learn our best strategies for getting more VIEWS on YouTube right now — WATCH THIS YouTube video next ➡️

  2. Watched this vidio today and just down loaded first vidio. Need to practice how to record vidio for better screen sizing. Using a Samsung 7 phone.

  3. Wow!!! That was amazing! Such a Blessing! Just watched it once getting ready to watch again and do it along with y'all.

  4. 28:32–28:38 I love how he got sidetracked and recognized it. But still looked back 😂 Love My Guy Sean. Your Awesome.!!!

  5. But what difference does any of this make if YouTube will not publicly make a statement that creators (no matter how many subscribers they have) can trust they will have a home at YouTube for years/decades to come. It feels like YouTube and many big YouTubers are totally out of touch with their audience. Lose your viewers and YouTube will be in trouble when a more nimble company zigs & zags them out of business. Don't get me wrong, love the helpful videos, but we are definitely at a crossroads. All YT would have to do is start a YouTube Pro account, let creators pay a monthly fee like Vimeo and the problem could likely be solved. But, my gut tells me, YT is gonna nuke most small channels and turn into a closed platform like Netflix.

  6. Thank you doesn't seem to be enough! One of the most helpful videos on YouTube! I can't wait to put this information into practice, Starting tomorrow!

  7. Love you guys TM is one of my favorite channels, I can’t seem to break through 1k I guess YT is not for everyone 😋

  8. Hi, I have not posted anything yet, still researching. Thanks for the tutorial!

    I wanted to ask what is your view of video show as an app for android to edit your video vs kinemaster. TIA

  9. For someone who is looking to create content with a budget this has really helped to get an idea of how to get started! thanks

  10. Heather, why don't you use a bluetooth device to snap your pics for the thumbnail? Oops, I guess that would be kinda hard if you're having both hands in the pic…but just a thought…

  11. I'm loving this new format of longer videos, guys! I'm getting ready to FINALLY record my FIRST VIDEO! Thanks for all your content. <3

  12. I swear this is the first video I've ever seen that really explains how to do thing in depth on YouTube. Thank you all so much for putting together such great information!

  13. The best "How to" video I have seen.  Hands down!  I would like to launch my YouTube channel in 2020 and this video is extremely helpful.

  14. The positive just upload and don’t be afraid message is wonderful! Getting started is in the works thank you for all the info! This channel is so helpful and has such a positive spin on all of the journey! Thank you

  15. I actually started my channel watching your tutorial. Thank you So So Much. I would love to recite and spread your message to everyone on my channel

  16. I made it to the end but I shoot all of my video on an android phone, notably the Samsung note 10 plus.
    I would love to see an android based video similar to what you guys just did with the iPhone.
    By channel is now just over a year old and yes I'm getting better but I would love to see more tips and tricks for android users.

  17. The ONLY video I have uploaded on YouTube was all edited from my iPhone in 2017 (feel free to view it on my channel!). I've decided to get back into taking YouTube seriously and I'm excited for the process. I think my next videos will be edited in Premier Pro though. Thank you for taking the time to create this video! Helpful content! I think the toughest part will be trying to get 1000 subscribers in order to get monetized. I'll be checking out your other videos on these topics next!

  18. Omg I was looking fir something like this . Thank you so much for this awesome free content. I have been trying everything. Thank you thank you 🙏. New Sub. I’m so excited

  19. What's actually left to make videos about? Somewhere, someone is making top notch videos about any subject. With the plethora of videos out there, there can't be much left to invent. Any thoughts ?

  20. Thank you for the informative video I was looking for answers and found them pretty straight forward keep up the good work guys!

  21. I made it to the end! Thanks for a great tutorial.
    You told us how to get links in the description but my question is how do you get a link to another video to appear in the video itself?
    I see lots of people talk about other videos they've made and then a link shows in the corner. Can you do this on mobile?

  22. Always something new on these straight to the point videos, love it! Im in the VRA family and have just uploaded my first two videos. Love what Sean said about « you dont have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great». Even with a busy life i learn alot from the team at thinkmedia and VRA family how to be better at making videos faster and with better quality. Good quality gear you guys recommend! Can’t wait to continue my journey, Atb!

  23. Sean, you and your team have such a friendly, down-to-earth and professional vibe about you. It's so refreshing – love it. Thank you.

  24. Thanks for this video guys. It really motivated me to film and publish my first Youtube video. I think it's important to just have the courage to start!

  25. THIS VIDEO WAS BEAST!!!! Thank you to you and Heather for taking the time to teach this stuff. Really trying to enhance my Military channel with this stuff. 😁🙏🏽

  26. Question about international reach. I'm based in Australia – how do I ensure my content reaches the US? Does YouTube restrict views to locality in the early stages of growth?

  27. I needed this! Thank you. My channel is slowly growing and I’m getting more views too. Your content is amazing. Thank you for your help and advice .

  28. very nice video. I have been looking for an app that i can b-roll and show some photos when i am talking since my computer broke down. Thank u guys very helpfull content

  29. Thank y’all!!! I’m not very tech savvy and have been asking around about how to start a YouTube video, with no luck. i’m glad I found your channel, thank you! I can’t wait to get started!👍😁

  30. I am already using some of these techniques. I am definitely going to invest into myself and keep going in 2020. TYSM! KINEMASTER is my fave editor 🥰 Happy New Year 🥳

  31. This is a life-saver! I have so many videos on my phone and it has been a pain to transfer to PC or to just upload the raw video via my phone with no editing. Thank you so much!

  32. ♥️ WOW This was so helpful! I am a new YouTuber and just uploaded my a Welcome video today. I can’t wait to use these tips!♥️

  33. First, thank you for doing these wonderful tutorials. Great info, and always needed.
    Hi! just getting started. using a Samsung J3. ?? – I still shoot in selfie mode due to lack of confidence. Currently editing with VDSC. When I upload my video to You Tube, the picture is reversed. (T-shirts read backwards, left is right, etc) Is this because of using selfie mode or something else? How do I fix it, and how do I avoid it in the future? Thanks so much. I love your channel.

  34. Thank you so much for this excellent video tutorial. I found you through searching ‘how to upload from your iPhone’. I eventually uploaded my first ‘proper’ video for New Years. I had been suffering from ‘perfection paralysis’. Then thought ‘just upload it’. Yes, there is much for me still to learn but having found you guys, and watched this video, I’m really confident on getting better, in the very near future. Thank you 🙏🏾👍🏾once again. And I’ve subscribed to you too 👏🏾👏🏾

  35. I've decided in 2020 that I wanted to take it to the next level and get on YouTube. I knew that I wanted to gain a little bit more exposure than what I was getting from my social media platforms and website that perhaps this will be a great place to start but had no idea on how or what I needed to do this. I know that I wanted to offer tutorials and share my journey to others who might be in the same boat as me as I'm still learning this fascinating world of entrepreneurial by myself. After all, YouTube is my first source I go to when I need to learn anything!! I had no clue how to start so I search and I came across your guys channel. I must say, its been such an eye opener. Thank you for sharing your knowledge as I know this took you guys a long time to get to this point and for you to share this info without a monthly or yearly subscription to the public, is such a blessing. I hope many more blessings comes your way and you definitely got a new subscriber and word of mouth here. Thank you again and may you continue to have much more success!

  36. I've been toying with the idea of starting a YouTube channel with my wife and family but have ZERO idea on where to begin. This channel has given me the tools, confidence, and necessary information to begin. THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!!!

  37. Watched this video and was inspired to try it out…. In my robe and all 🙃lol. Anyone have some good feedback?

  38. As a total newbie to YouTube video creating, this 4 part video was very informative. I have saved it as I’m sure I will watch it over and over again. Thank you for sharing with us.

  39. Very good and interesting things. My problem is what to take pictures of and how to make my own movies. I live alone and have nothing much. I'm trying to remember when I go out to try and find something interesting. It isn't as easy as you make it sound for content. I worry so much about copyright and don't want any strikes. Thanks for great info.

  40. Came to know about useful application in shot for video editing. Going to try it out for my you tube channel. Great video and really enjoyed it thank you for making this video

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