Our Filming Minecraft Videos for YouTube
NEWS AND INFO
Just recently, Emily and David began filming Minecraft Videos for YouTube and more specifically, for their Birnie Family Fun Kids YouTube channel. Now other than Formula One and World Rally Championship on the PS, I’m not much of a gamer, however, David and Emily are quite the gamers with Minecraft, Roblox and Among Us. Minecraft seems to be their favourite, so they’ve been filming their worlds to share on their channel. Playing is easy for them, but filming has taken a wee bit of a learning curve for us.
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You seem to have a few options for filming gaming videos for YouTube and we’ve chosen two; the camera in front of the monitors with a split screen, and using the PC and software from Bandicam. The first is fairly straightforward although you’ve got to position the camera well and make sure the sound is good. With bandicam, it’s a little more involved with having Minecraft on the screen and filming Emily or David with the webcam. Also, we’ve found it really good to use a decent plug in microphone.
It’s taken a wee bit of practice with both, but we seem to be getting there now where set-up and filming are nice and easy so that we can record good videos. So, David and Emily are planning two Minecraft videos per week sharing the single PC video on a Tuesday at 4pm (GMT) and Saturday morning at 11am for the split-screen. This leaves Thursday at 4pm for their regular videos like 24 challenges, quad biking, fishing etc. We’re hoping that this, as well as our Birnie Family YouTube for adults, will give a great weekly line-up for everyone to enjoy!
BLOG BLURB – “We’re midway through sharing our Isle of Skye video series on our Birnie Family YouTube channel which includes some fishing and castles!”