YouTube is one of the best websites out there, and it’s crucially important for a Comm Arts student to share his or her work onto YouTube. YouTube is used for many things, like for producing or watching entertainment, for learning with how-to/tutorials, and even for marketing a brand. The best part is that anyone with an e-mail account can sign up for a YouTube account to upload videos for free.
In case you forgot, I’m Anne, a sophomore studying digital media and broadcast production in the Comm Arts department. For most of my Comm Arts classes and clubs, I must produce videos by filming, editing, and creating productions. Where will I put these videos when finished? YouTube.
We put TVM news packages onto the TV-Marywood YouTube channel. This channel is a simple way to share the news packages being made, especially for our viewers on the Internet.
It’s an advantage to upload our videos onto YouTube. Having our videos on YouTube allows us to set up a staff profile that will present our work, almost like a portfolio, which could potentially help when applying for jobs. It’s a free platform to showcase our videos and even network with other film producers. We should all know how to properly use YouTube as well as other social media and content sharing platforms on the Internet.
This semester, I’m taking a YouTube Writing & Production course where I’m making a YouTube channel. In the class, I have learned how to share and market my channel to attract more viewers, how to collaborate with other YouTubers and viewers, and how to focus on important content when working on anything.
Besides this YouTube Writing & Production course, other people and companies use YouTube. Even Marywood University and the Comm Arts Department have YouTube channels that briefly shows some of the things this university offers, like an inside look of some departments, the beautiful campus and classroom environments, the professors’ and students’ perspectives, and more. You should check them out.
Anne is a sophomore Communication Arts major with a concentration in Digital Media. When she’s not in class, she’s being the web editor for The Wood Word, a deejay for 91.7 VMFM, production manager for the Digital Film Production club, and a member of TV-M. Follow her on Twitter @annezukowski or YouTube.