Plan your shoots
When you create a large volume of videos on a consistent basis, a few simple production workflow ideas can help you find the time and resources you need to make high-quality videos.
Unlock your true potential as a creator: Boost your production planning and time management skills.
Make a plan
Video creation for your channel can be hard work! So how can you avoid burning out and still keep your fans happy? If you stay organized, you can work more efficiently. Setting goals and deadlines will help you prioritize and stay on track. Managing your resources effectively may also help you save time and money when you need them the most.
Take advantage of helpful planning tools -- this can be as simple as keeping a calendar, or as complex as using a production plan to map out your shoot schedule. Schedules can help you plan enough time to shoot consistently and adhere to a posting schedule. You might also want to use a simple script, a shot list, and a shooting and editing schedule for each video. Protect your hard work by making sure you back up your media regularly. Last but not least, always take precautions to make sure your cast and crew are safe while you're shooting.
See it in action
Road to Machu PicchuIn this simple documentary-style portrait of Machu Picchu, the creator was able to edit together images likely shot during the course of a single day -- capturing incredible production value and visual variety, but in a streamlined way to make sure the video could be both high quality and completed on time to upload.
If television shows were realThis easy spoof has just a few locations and makes it easy for the creators to tell their version of the story using basic costumes and voice over - involving only a simple production plan. (Video in English)
Take charge and team up
Your fans will only see your awesome new ideas if you keep making videos, and you’re probably going to need help to do that consistently -- so collaborate with others. Collaborating with other creators will help you in several ways: collaborators offer valuable creative input, they can help you get things done more efficiently, and they usually make the work more fun. If you’re working with others, you may discover that effective team communication helps you realize your creative vision more efficiently, because if people understand your vision, they can help you achieve it. Consider reaching out to other creators whose work you appreciate and offering to help with their videos. Then ask them if they wouldn’t mind helping with your videos. It’s a win-win for everyone.
Are you able to make new videos consistently?
Review your calendar and check to see if your new organizational strategies have helped you make new videos consistently. Are you able to make the new videos you want and upload them on time?
Have collaborations helped your channel grow?Try it now
Check your Subscribers report in YouTube Analytics to see if you’ve gained subscribers since you started collaborating with other channels. If so, how do you think working with others helps you grow?