Video backgrounds should start around 3-5 minutes if possible, but you don’t have to. If there’s anything else you have, go ahead and record it and post it. It’s more fun to watch something you made!
What can I do to make my video background easier?
If you haven’t done this before, this will probably seem strange. Let me break it down for you and make it easier for you.
1. First thing: download a photo editor. This usually comes free with your computer for free. If you can’t find them online, use Instagram’s Photo Editor.
2. After installing the photo editor, drag the image from your computer into the photo editor.
3. Press F10 to apply the “crop” control to the photo.
4. Press ESC at the beginning of the editing process to quit it.
5. You can use the tools to crop the image and add some details to the background color around a certain spot. Here is an example.
If you’re using something like Paint.net, use the white and blue strokes.
6. Go to the Video background layer and add one or more of the tools in order. These are things like “highlighting” and “smoothing” to make your video background better.
You can also use brushes in Photoshop or Adobe Premiere to draw a gradient effect on the background color.
7. To add music: I love to use Propellerheads’ “Achtung Baby” for my video background.
Here’s an example.
You can also use an audio effect like the “Loud & Clear” or “Ringo” from the free Audio Composer to add a little extra punch to the background sound.
8. Once you are happy with your video background, create the video.
9. If you’re getting stuck as you’re making your video background, just hit record.
You will be able to access your video file later to make modifications and add your video into YouTube.
10. There is no reason NOT to have a background image with your video. If you have a great video background, I recommend giving it away to someone awesome, and if you have a bad video background, I won’t let you have it! Use the free image editor, which comes with your computer, to add a background image or take a screenshot and paste that into your video. You