Tips on How to Create a Video Tour for your Artist's Page
1. The easiest way to create a video for your Studio Tour is to use a smart phone with good video quality. Then upload it to your YouTube channel straight from your phone. (see how to set up a YouTube channel below.)
2. See the examples of what other artists have done. Think of this as if you just had a visitor show up to your studio to meet you. Introduce yourself, welcome them to your studio, and walk them through what they will/are seeing in your studio. Explain what it is you do (ex: I am a painter that works in watercolor, oils, and acrylic), show them examples of your work, explain a little about your process, then walk them through the areas of your studio where you create, perhaps show them your tools, works in progress... Treat the video just as if the visitor was there next to you.
3. If you have the skills, or have someone to help you, by all means you can get really creative and create a more professional video tour with the use of video editing software. However, this is NOT REQUIRED!!
4. Keep in mind that it is best to shoot video during the day with light in your studio, or make sure to get as much light as possible in the space.
5. NO, you do NOT need a sparkling clean studio, like in the example videos below. Just be yourself and allow the video to express who you are and how you work. Though I love having a clean studio, if I am actually working then my studio reflects that. But I do clean and tiddy in between projects... so that there may be a fun video to shoot.
The link below is a video sample done by Richard Young, who is a former juror and professor at BSU's Visual Art Department.
Tips on How To Create a YouTube Channel, upload your Video Tour, and Share the Video Link with the Marketing Committee.
- Set up a Gmail and YouTube account! See the video below on how to do this.
- Go to 5:23 mins in the video above to learn how to upload your video tour to your YouTube channel.
- Once you have uploaded your video to your YouTube account then open the video and "Share" the link by copying the link and pasting it into an email to send to Lisa Cheney. At that point Lisa will upload the video to your Artist Page on the BOSCO website and let the public know that you have a video tour on your page. (see 2nd video tutorial on how to share the video)