How to become the next YouTube internet sensation
or How To Get Your Video Noticed on YouTube…
We all have seen these happen. People who were virtual unknown catapult to instant stardom beyond their wildest imaginations simply for putting out there a 2-minute or so video on YouTube. Bear in mind, YouTube was non-existent 4 years ago. Since its inception in February 2005, the way most of us ‘view’ life revolved around watching those clips, forwarding it, talking about it, blogging about it- next thing you know, the video has gone viral. Case in point the very recent Wedding Entrance march/dance video of the Heinz raking over 10 million views in less than 2 weeks.
YouTube has channels for everything- comedians, directors, gurus, musicians, reporters, entertainers, politicians and the ordinary ‘Youtuber’ further subdivided into regular viewers, those who have real talent like Charice, those who don’t, those who are desperate for attention or just plain crazies.
How does one video stand out amongst the thousands of uploads every minute? Remember the “Thriller” video performed by 1500 prison inmates in the Philippines? This was uploaded in 2007 and still rank among the most popular videos on YouTube currently with 31 million hits. How about the very funny “Evolution of dance”? Uploaded by comedian Judson Laipply in 2006 with 123 million views.
Then Bree aka Lonelygirl15 anyone? This video blog was later exposed as mere fiction, meaning Bree is not real and was just a character played by Jessica Lee Rose.
Who could forget Gary Brolsma, the “Numa numa” guy singing “Maya hee, maya haha (Dragostea din Tei by O-Zone)”? Somehow the original video is no longer available on YouTube but according to “BBC article dated November 27, 2006 the original Numa Numa video has been seen over 700,000,000 times worldwide – making it the second most viewed viral video in the world,” says Gary.
Of course there’s Fil-ams Rin on the Rox, Erin and Roxanne whose channel was suspended by YouTube for supposed copyright violations but more like because the duo got “too” famous…
I have no talent in video editing and I’d rather hide in my writings as a blogger than face the camera. Let me rephrase that, I have no real talent whatsoever! So you wanna be an internet star? Knowing a few tricks will put you on the most-viewed list in no time. Check out this helpful video I found to get you started.
Below is a video for newbies who have never uploaded anything yet but are planning to.
Remember, all the successful videos have something special in them, something unique. The videos must make you feel something after watching. If you can make a viewer sad, cry, laugh, smile, emotional, happy or feel anything at all- the effect of one person feeling that would double as soon as he/she hits forward and then instantaneously, the video is spread throughout the world in minutes and days. Best of luck!