Pre-production: Before pressing record - Creator Academy YouTube

Pre-production: Before pressing record - Creator Academy YouTube

With proper planning, you can turn your ideas into great videos. Learn how the experts create scripts, storyboards and more for superior pre-production.

A lot of planning goes into a successful YouTube video. Before pressing ‘record’, find out what equipment works best for you, how to turn your idea into a story, and what other steps you can take to be ready for your shoot.

First, sign in, then finish the lessons at your own pace and pass the course exam with 75% to get your letter of completion.

  1. Getting ready for your shoot

    Before your shoot, you’ll want to be prepared with the right location, visual design, and equipment that works. Learn tips to help your production run as smooth as possible.

  2. Choosing your equipment

    Curious about what equipment to get for your YouTube channel? Learn about camera, sound, and lighting options so that you can get started.

  3. Developing your ideas

    Find some tips for turning your ideas into stories and getting comfortable in front of the camera.