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Can you run proper youtube channels without filming anything?

Discussion in 'YouTube' started by karma05, May 4, 2017.

  1. karma05

    karma05 Regular Member

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    Say for instance, you wanted to create a channel on model trains and railways, but you don't have anything to film.

    Is it still possible to create videos for that topic without footage of actual model trains etc?
     
  2. malakaka

    malakaka Junior Member

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    I think you can do it, if you're creative and the content is worth watching.

    I download photos using free trials on stock photo sites or creative commons. Add motion using your video editor, like the "Ken Burns" effect or slow zooms. I used Adobe Spark for one video and it's not bad.

    You can also try a free trial at VideoBlocks for some footage or free footage at Videezy.

    In your example, you could teach how to draw custom decals in Adobe Illustrator or how to use track planning software or other topics that don't require train footage.

    If the subject is interesting and technically good (HD, sound, length, etc.) it should be possible, in my opinion.
     
  3. psmanipulator

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    Find videos about your niche without watermark and,edit them..

    Find,pictures of your niche,and make a video,out of it..

    Go,to youtube editor under videos,click cc and fin a niche,then save it as,your own..
     
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  4. mecawi

    mecawi Regular Member

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    sure just upload 10 min video with a blackscreen
     
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    socialmediapro Jr. VIP Jr. VIP UnGagged Attendee

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    Yeah do as other said you can find videos that are labelled to reuse that would be a tough task or use stock images within your niche and produce videos.
     
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    Abzstem Newbie

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    Of course you can, some TopX (i.e. those who do TOP 10 something) channels do it all the time. Put up pictures and make commentary over them. Plus what the others above say.