Amy Schmittauer is giving a class on vlogging on my computer screen. You can see my Star Wars cup and Dwight bobble head; that's how you know I mean business.
Getting my learning on. Learning to “Vlog Like a Boss” with Amy Schmittauer.
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I started vlogging last month, and I even wrote a blog post about what I learned from vlogging on my own, but the biggest lesson I learned about vlogging on my own is how little I actually knew about vlogging.

So when I found “Vlog Like a Boss,” I was excited to learn how a professional YouTuber makes her videos, so that I can try and do the same.

You can read about how I found the class here.

Here’s an outline of the things I learned about in Amy Schmittauer’s class, “Vlog Like a Boss” on CreativeLive:

I took a screen cap straight from the CreativeLive website while I was viewing the Vlog Like a Boss class videos.
Screen cap of “Vlog Like a Boss” on CreativeLive.

  • Tips on how to get comfortable in front of a camera.

  • Presents gear that professional YouTubers use, and how to get the best quality video from the gear that you already have.
    • She brings in Vincenzo Landino (CEO of Aftermarq) and Blake Guidry (Cinematographer at Aftermarq) to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of utilizing different kinds of equipment to film/record a vlog.

  • How to use social media to market and get traffic to your YouTube channel.
    • With an emphasis on using YouTube, YouTube Live Feed, Instagram Stories, and Facebook Live to connect to viewers in different ways.

  • Basic, and a little bit of advanced, video editing.
    • These were some of my favorite lessons because she actually sits down and shows you her technique for editing her own videos.

  • How to tell a compelling story using video.
    • She brings in Jason Yarborough (Creative Director at Aftermarq) to describe how you can use video to tell a compelling story.

  • General tips to help your videos rank higher on YouTube searches.
    • For example, making sure that you choose appropriate tags for your video.

  • Tips on what to do on-camera to make editing video much easier.  
    • This was my favorite lesson because she actually sat down with a student in the class to film a video with him, and in the next lesson, she shows you how she edits it to make it look more professional and make the video flow more smoothly. To me, this was the most valuable lesson because I was able to see all of the skills that she was teaching us in action, and made vlogging look less intimidating.

It took me about 2 weeks to view all of the videos that came in this class (about an hour a day 4-5 days a week).

After I finished taking the class, I felt so much more confident in my vlogging skills. This was the perfect class for a newbie vlogger, like myself, to learn how to be a better vlogger.

CreativeLive gifted me a class in exchange for an honest review, and here it is: if I’d known how much I could learn from this class, I would’ve paid for it out of my own pocket because I find the price to be fair for all of the information that I learned.

Here’s a suggestion: If you’re interested in taking the class, sign up for an account for free with CreativeLive, and make sure to allow them to send you e-mail updates because they’ll send you messages whenever classes go on sale. They have sales and special offers on classes all the time, so keep your eyes peeled, and stay in the loop by creating a free account and getting on their mailing list.

Thank you, Amy and friends, for teaching me how to “Vlog Like a Boss!”

If you have any questions about CreativeLive, the “Vlog Like a Boss” class, or YouTubing in general, please comment below, and I’d be happy to help any way I can.

Catch ya later, lovelies! XX