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Why do you love creating videos? Roses are red, Violets are blue. YouTube is crazy, How are you? – No really! How are you? YouTube recently made yet another change to their Partner Program, which set the video world ablaze and sent the small-creator community into mass chaos! That, combined with a certain vlogger doing stupid things (what else is new), multiple Adpocalypses, and the massive amount of constant uploads to the platform, can be daunting to anyone just starting out or trying to take their channel to the next level. I myself am a small creator, so I completely understand where the frustration and animosity […]

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Getting organized for 2018 Well, it’s December, which means we’ve come to the end of 2017! Finally. It’s over. We did it! A new year rests just beyond the horizon filled with incredible opportunities for us to chase after, and with that comes the need to get organized. Content creation is hard enough as is, but taking it on without a plan – knee-deep in a mess of gear, wires, gorillapods, boosted boards, tears, fears, and all the clutter and uncertainty from the previous year – is a recipe for absolute failure. Let’s look at ways we can get organized and get our ideas […]

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5 steps to rekindle your inspiration Well – summer is sadly coming to an end! Vacations are over, school has started, and the days are growing ever shorter. These gradual changes combined with everyone’s shifting schedules always leads to this weird end of the year creative rut, which chews up any inspiration and motivation you may have and spits them out into the dark nothingness of bleh. But, I’ve got you! Here are five tips on how to rekindle that lost inspiration. Stop beating yourself up Being hard and judgmental on yourself needs to stop immediately. This is a feeling that so many people go through […]

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An introvert at VidCon This past weekend I did something completely out of my normal introvert-bubble, and attended the 8th annual VidCon in Anaheim, California! Now, don’t get me wrong – attending VidCon is something that I’ve always wanted to do, but my overall fear of public speaking and my general awkwardness has kept me from ever actually having the strength to pack my bags and go. However, with a little reassurance from the Fullscreen team and a pat on the back from my creative friends – I went. It was humid. It was loud. It was hectic. It was thrilling. VidCon had a […]

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Production Tips: Finding the right camera In this series we’ve discussed the importance of lighting, chatted about the various tools available to enhance your audio recording and now, without further ado – it’s time to finish the holy trinity and discuss the camera. Often you’ll see comments on videos like “What camera did you use?” or “What was this shot on?” and for people like Casey Neistat, FunForLouis, Ben Brown and others, it’s become common practice to list their gear in their video’s description to help fend off the rabid camera-junkies. It goes without saying, having a camera is pretty crucial to the video making process. […]

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Production Tips: Sound matters In the last Production Tips post, we discussed how an affordable lighting setup could greatly improve the overall quality of your videos – which means the next topic we need to cover is sound. Having good sound quality in your videos is imperative because if people can’t hear you due to low audio or loud ambient noise, you’re going to struggle to keep their attention. Luckily there are some really easy fixes for this. Whether you’re using the mic on your phone, or stepping it up to a produce something serious, here are some tips that may help you out. […]

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Production Tips: Cheap lighting for the win Welcome to a new series that we’re hoping to hit you with every other week. We know that making videos is a tough process, and there is a huge spectrum of production value that you can land on as a creator – from studio level, high quality shoots, to down and dirty shoots with just you and your phone. These production tips are meant to provide advice and actionable tools for anyone and everyone on that spectrum. Our first topic: lighting. It doesn’t matter what type of content you’re creating – if your image is dark and full of noise, […]

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Office Hours Recap – 2.15.17 Last week we tried to host the very first #OfficeHours of 2017 and to be honest, it didn’t go well! Our stream kept disconnecting and eventually we chatted for 30 minutes without anyone actually ever seeing it. It was a mess! However, with that crippling defeat still looming over us, we walked into yesterday’s stream with the courage of lions and we went live. We streamed our little hearts out. A lot of wonderful people tuned in to the first successful Fullscreen Office Hours of the year and we had some great topics to go over – so let’s recap: […]

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Office Hours recap – a failed stream On Wednesday, February 8th, we attempted the first Office Hours of 2017. It was set to be a great one, with interesting topics on growth and informative news on YouTube’s latest addition of mobile streaming to the platform. We went live – then it disconnected. We went live again – then it disconnected again. We repeated this pattern two more times before finally launching a successful (or so we thought) stream, in which we discussed each topic in detail and had a blast doing it! Did we think it was odd that no one asked questions? Yes – we sure […]

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