0:00 How to make a banner for my YouTube channel page 2021
0:30 Go to the Customization tab on YouTube Studio dashboard
1:00 How to upload an image for my YouTube channel page banner
1:12 Can you use a portrait picture for a YouTube channel banner image?
3:00 How to crop an image for a YouTube channel banner picture
3:30 How to make a picture that fits YouTube size banner on TV, desktop and mobile devices
4:10 How to use Keynote to make a banner for my YouTube channel.
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How do I add or change my banner on my YouTube channel page?
You know, that picture at the top of my YouTube channel.
It's a little bit fiddly but it's really straightforward and I’m going to walk you through this step by step.
Hello I’m Neil Mossey, I’m a development producer helping high achieving creators and performers just like you to get ideas out of your head and out onto here on YouTube to make the world happier.
And we're going to make it happier by changing the look of our YouTube channel, and the first place that you and me are gonna go is quite obvious.
It's right here the YouTube studio dashboard and we're going to scroll all the way down to this tab here.
It's called customization and this opens up channel customization.
We've got the layout, we've got branding and basic info tabs along the top, but the tab that we need is the second one in which is called branding.
I’ve managed to get my profile picture sorted - there's a class 378 Overground train - but if you haven't done this before, your banner image section will look like this... where we have red bands in place where our photo is going to appear.
So we'll click this lovely upload button.
I’ve got a few photos here that I’m going to try out with you because some will work and some really won't work, so let's try this one here.
It's a portrait picture of me in front of a nice train there and as you can see YouTube studio gives you this crop window, and this is the window that will select the stripe that will be used across all three sizes of banner image.
YouTube offers a banner image for your channel in three sizes there's a big one for the TV, a narrow strip for a desktop and a really narrow strip for... it calls it “all devices” but it's basically for... for mobile devices and your phone.
Now I’ve selected a window that looks good on TV, the biggest one.
Now this looks like it might work because I fit all of me into the box - into that blue box there.
But if I hit “done” I’ll show you why this... this really doesn't work.
This is how my channel looks now and you can see this on a desktop.
It's cropped my... It’s cropped my face off!
We can only see the narrow band from that photo, so this would look okay on a TV but it really doesn't look okay here.
It looks even worse on a mobile device.
I’ll put it on screen here, you can see it's an even smaller strip at the top there so what we've got to do is find a photo that works well for all three sizes.
It's quite difficult to do that in portrait orientation.
We want something that looks good, really it's best to use photos that are shot sideways in landscape orientation.
So I’ll go back to the YouTube studio page and we'll hit change.
Let's try this one here.
This is me standing next to the train and the blue window won't slide up and down because YouTube doesn't let you leave the photo.
But if you grab the corner here or any of the corners, I can resize this cut out window and I can drag it anywhere I want on the photo.
And the window that I’m really looking at is the one labelled all devices because that's the smallest one, so if I make that middle one bigger...
I’m dragging up as high as I can but it's cropping off the top of my head so I’ll make it smaller, so that might work, but for me it doesn't look like a train on that version.
Let's see how it looks if I publish it.
And this is how the channel looks now, so I kind of like that because I can see my face and I can see a bit of train.
On my mobile device this is how it looks now but I’m going to try a photo now that's a lot further back so that I can get more into the smaller cutouts, and I have a picture here with the train in the distance.
So I’m going to shrink this window again, so there I’ve got the whole train in, and then hit the publish button and this is how it looks on the desktop.
On my mobile device it looks like this... so that's nice, so it's got it's got a train in it but it hasn't got me with the train.
I want to... I want to add me with the train.
I can see there's some space to the left of the train and there's some space to the right with the bushes, so if I can use the size of the train as a guide for how big to make me in the picture...
I use Keynote on a mac to make all of my thumbnails and I think I’m going to try and use this to see if I can get me into the picture.
That's the original picture and this is the area that I’m looking at.
I want me to be there somehow.
It's a really cheesy picture.
We just have that as my banner.
What if I shrink it.
Whoops, if I shrink it?
I don't... I don't know if this is gonna work!
So if you're watching on a TV this is how it will look like.
It kind of works!
I kind of like it so I’ll export this, so I’ll shrink it again and we'll take a look at the change.
It sort of works doesn't it, but hopefully this shows you how the dimensions work on the page.
This is how it looks on the mobile.
I’ll just punch it up on screen there.
It sort of works doesn't it?
I like it, but hopefully this is a good guide to show you how all the dimensions work and some of the issues with trying to get the banner to do what you want it to do.
It's the same with placing text on here as well.
If this video is helping, please give me a thumbs up just to let me know that somebody reached this point of the video and right here right now is what YouTube thinks you should be watching next.
0:00 HOW TO SEARCH YOUTUBE COMMENTS and activity log history 2021
0:40 Is there a comment history? How to find my YouTube comments history.
1:20 How to find my YouTube search and watch history, activity log data stored by Google.
1:45 How to search my YouTube community posts comments.
2:10 How to find my YouTube comments left on other YouTube channels. DIRECT LINK TO URL https://myactivity.google.com/page?&page=youtube_comments
2:35 How to search for my youtube comments left on other YouTube channels, using browser find with CTL+F OR CMD+F
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You know on YouTube when you leave comments on other channels videos?
How can you search for your own comments on other YouTube channels, and is there some kind of YouTube activity log that you can look through?
Yes, there is and I'm going to get you through this as quickly as possible.
I'm going to show you two different ways to get to find your own comments, and walk you through step-by-step on how to find your own comments on other people's channels!
My name's Neil by the way, and [COUGH!]
Hello, my name's Neil by the way and I do a lot of experiments like this here on YouTube, so if you want to see more stuff like this why not hit the subscribe button?
But let's go and find some comments, so we're going to go to YouTube.com obviously, and on the top left hand corner you can see this hamburger menu.
The three horizontal lines.
That brings up this menu, and we're going to go down to "History".
Now this could be very dangerous couldn't it, but this is my watch history.
I'm not proud!
You can see I'm watching a lot of my own videos, er, in there.
But I wasn't expecting to find comment history in here.
This is just your watch history.
If you take a look at the right hand side, you've got two options down here.
There's "Manage All History" and you can go direct to comments, but let's click on "Manage All History".
And it takes you directly to your YouTube history.
Now this isn't the page that we actually want.
This section logs all of your searches and all of your watch history.
To get to your comments from here, look on the left hand side.
We've got "Other Google Activity".
This is literally all your other Google activity.
But we can scroll down, you can see all these other things that are being logged.
And here we go, we've got YouTube likes and dislikes.
You've got YouTube purchase activity, but if I scroll up, got comments on YouTube Community posts... if you want to search those.
We've also got comments on YouTube videos, so I'll click on that.
And this brings up my YouTube comments.
I'm scrolling through this really quickly now just to show how many comments it stores.
Look it goes all the way back.
These are all the comments that I have left on YouTube on my videos and on other people's videos.
So this is probably what you're looking for.
Let's quickly look at the other way that you can check your own comments.
You can jump directly to that page by clicking on comments here on the right hand side of your history page and it takes you directly to the same page.
I've got a link to this URL in the description.
That should just jump you there directly as well.
But how can you search your own comments?
Leave a comment for me?
Ironically, leave a comment for me if you have a better way of doing this.
The way that I've been searching my own comments is by scrolling down as far as possible and for as far back that I want to search.
I've scrolled down to the 7th of December, so that's about a month-- A month's worth of comments.
There's no search bar on this Google YouTube activity log.
I'm going to use my browser search.
If I click on the three dots on my browser, I can go down to find and that brings up a little search box.
You can also do that if you hit I think control F, or on a Mac command F.
Let's say I know that I've left a comment on Gordon Laing's channel.
So if I type in Gordon, you can see that it's already jumped me to the first comment that I left on a Gordon video, but up here you can see that it's the third one of nine instances of the word Gordon.
If I click the down button in the find box, that jumps me to the next mention of Gordon.
So... this is how I spend my time on YouTube.
I've written "Ha ha. That's what we need, bungee cables."
It's... it's not the world's best Search tool but this is my workaround for searching for particular comments that I have left on other channels.
Is this video what you're looking for?
I hope it is.
Obviously, I'd love a thumbs up if anyone reaches this point of the video.
If the screen looks out of date, I'll put an update in the description below.
But this is how to search comments in 2021, and right here is what YouTube thinks you should be watching next.
0:00 How I made $2000 on YouTube. What is my RPM? How much I earn per 1000 views in 2021?
1:30 How much YouTube pays me for my channel each day over the year.
1:40 How long does it take to become YouTube monetized
3:00 How many impressions do I get in REACH?
3:20 What is my CTR Click Through Rate?
3:40 What is my RPM and what does it stand for? (Revenue per mille) or per 1000 views. How much money YouTube pays me for 1k views.
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How did I make two thousand dollars from YouTube?
Nearly fell off!
Yes the... the slightly clickbaity title might be correct.
Look here is my YouTube studio analytics.
My views in 2020: 1994 dollars and if I click up here to the last 365 days...
It was $2000 in one year!
I’m gonna show you how exactly I made two thousand dollars from YouTube in nine months and I’m going to show you everything.
All my channel analytics, my revenue reports...
I’m also going to go through click-through rates...
This is just an excuse for me to recap how 2020 went and what might happen for me in 2021.
Thanks for coming along with the ride hello I’m Neil Mossey.
I’m a development producer helping high achieving creators and performers just like you...
Awww a left-handed one there - to get ideas out of our heads and out onto here on YouTube to make the world happier.
And I’m really hoping that statistics like this help encourage you to make more and become YouTube monetized.
I know you can do it because I was not expecting this year to go like this.
In a good way!
So let's go full screen on my YouTube studio.
I’ve clicked on the analytics tab.
My goodness right, so there's the views.
Let's click on the revenue because that is the statistics that you want to follow.
Well the first obvious thing about this graph is that I was monetized in March 2020.
I remember it so vividly and it took me four days to become properly monetized.
I earned 14 cents on that day.
I’ve made a whole video about how long it takes to become monetized and the link is in the description and I thought that I would continue to earn three or four dollars a day - which I was very happy with.
What I wasn't expecting, for it to go up like this to around the eight dollars mark in May.
It fell back down again and that was because one video was driving most of my traffic.
It was an old video all about Jean-Claude Van Damme which I’ve now unlisted because I didn't have any other videos on Jean-Claude Van Damme and I want to niche this channel, but we had a good summer... five or six dollars a day... very happy... and then well it starts going up to 10 or 12 dollars a day.
Now I’d like to think it's because my videos are so brilliant and so excellent the algorithm just can't help but double my revenue.
What I think it is, is that advertisers are starting the run into the Christmas and holiday season.
The best day I got was 13.76 at the end of November, so that's right at the peak of shopping and Black Friday.
Predictably it starts falling down again - all the way down to look at this sorry, sorry figure on Christmas Eve of all things.
You scrooge YouTube!
YouTube, you’re a scrooge!
I’m your Bob Cratchit - look you paid me $5.85.
Please sir, can I have some more?!
That's the wrong Dickens book.
Basically now the revenue has plummeted... now YouTube has finished with us for another holiday season!
Let's dive into Reach.
These are my impressions so these are my thumbnails that YouTube has shared.
We've got that one viral video.
An insane number of impressions there but we've fallen down to about 10000 impressions a day and my click-through rate has remained pretty consistent.
Look at that - it's sort of around the 5% mark which means that 5% of all thumbnails get clicked on.
And if we take a closer look at my revenue - which let's face it, that's the only reason we watch these types of videos isn't it.
Now to do that I’ll click up here and I’ll choose custom.
When I was first monetized - this is March I’ve got March in the corner there as a caption - my revenue per mille, or RPM, or revenue per thousand, we--
I still don't know why YouTube wants the Latin.
I think they've chosen the Latin for this because RPM sounds cool.
Sounds like revs per minute!
My revenue per thousand - look at it - it's 52 cents!
Which sort of makes me think that when you become monetized I think the algorithm tries to find commercials and adverts for your channel and it takes a bit of time to... to bed in.
Let me know if you have been monetized recently, let me know if your RPM is really low to begin with.
In April my RPM you can see it right there is doubled which means that I get one dollar per thousand views.
So if you're looking up how much money will I get from YouTube per 1000 views when I become monetized?
This is my answer from the last 12 months: it's about one dollar and 18 cents per thousand views.
We'll change the caption to May and the RPM has doubled again so we're now at $2.24.
It stays around the same in June so we're at $2.54 per thousand views.
The view duration is about 2:40 and the click-through rate is about 5.2 percent.
Now the RPM starts increasing.
This is July so we're over the three dollar almost approaching four dollars per thousand views.
It's still increasing in August $4.88 per 1000 views.
And a big leap in September we're now up to six dollars 25 cents per 1000 views.
Now I don't know if this is because of anything that I’m doing.
I am becoming more specific, my videos are more about this: how to express yourself on YouTube.
They're not bringing in that much traffic on these months, so it could be that my garden tools videos are bringing in a better class of YouTube viewer?
Maybe the kind of people that advertisers want to reach on YouTube?
Up yet another dollar in October to $7.38 cents per thousand.
Right so the... the RPM does not stop going up it's going up and up we're now at $8.71.
This is really the push towards Christmas and you can see, look at this: highest payment ever of $13.76 happens on the very last day of November.
And finally December: we're at $8.44 so it's starting to drop and that's because Christmas is over so the advertisers don't quite want to reach people.
That's... that's my RPM graph you can see it really starting to fall and if I compare that with the last 28 days it... you can see it really plummeting now this really is how YouTube creators face the... the falling CPM which is what the advertisers pay.
If you want to see a really stark difference let me show you the last seven days. the RPM is $5.90.
I mean it has really plummeted and apparently this is something that happens each and every year.
My dad's a taxi driver, he calls it the kipper season because that's all you can afford to eat in January and February.
People just aren't spending money.
Do you have any questions about YouTube analytics or the AdSense payments? Leave a comment below, I’d love to hear your experiences and... and to actually see your YouTube channel as well.
How close are you to becoming monetized and getting that 1000 subscribers or 4000 hours watch time, because we need your stuff in the world.
We need more people being happy watching YouTube, so please plug your stuff in the comments and this is what YouTube thinks you should be watching next!
0:00 Change your YouTube channel name on your PHONE? Works for Android, iPhone, iPad Apple Mac app in 2021
0:30 How to log into the right YouTube channel on your YouTube app
1:00 Select my channel home page: YouTube settings menu
1:20 How to manage channel videos from the YouTube app
1:30 YouTube channel settings menu: how to change the name of my channel
2:00 What to do if you want to change your YouTube channel name and not have first name and last name.
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Can you change your YouTube channel name just using this?
Your phone or any other mobile device.
Yes, I think you can!
And I'm gonna do this right now in front of you in real time so that you can follow along step by step.
Hello, I'm Neil and I am a Development Producer helping high-achieving creators and performers just like you to get ideas out of your head and out onto here on YouTube.
And you and me are going to do this right now, so I'm going to punch-up my screen.
Now as you can see, I'm using an Android phone but I think this method works for any mobile device or even an ipad or iphone.
If it does work for you, please leave a comment below and let me know how you get on with this.
First thing we need to do is to click on your face in the top right hand corner.
And it's crucial that obviously you're logged into the correct channel if you have more than one.
If you need to switch accounts, you can just click on "switch account", and choose the channel that you want to change.
Now I... I don't want to change the name of this channel, I want to change the name of THIS channel.
So now we're definitely logged into the correct channel, we're going to click on the channel icon again.
And then click on "Your channel".
Now this brings up your channel home page.
And we actually have 3 different menus that we can alter things on our channel.
There are the 3 dots on the top right hand side, where you have "settings" there.
This isn't what we need, but just to show you, you've got all these other settings for your channel on those 3 dots.
We also have "Manage videos" where you can see all of the videos on your channel, even the unlisted and private ones, which is useful.
But we'll go back because the button we want is "Edit channel".
And here we have a page of channel settings.
The setting we need, and it's not entirely super obvious, but this pen icon here...
If I click on it, it brings up the name of your YouTube channel, so we can change this right now.
I want to change my channel name to this: Neil's Trains and Stops.
I've got to come up with a better name!
If you can think of a better name for my geeky train channel, leave a comment in the comments below!
But I'm going to click OK for now.
This is what it's gonna be called: Neil's Trains and Stops.
But, you might not have had that box come up.
Your box might look like this.
And... and obviously it would have the first name and last name of your YouTube channel here, not First Name Last Name.
If your channel name change box looks like this, and you don't want it to be First Name Last Name, I have a whole other video that walks you through how to turn your personal YouTube account into a Brand account.
It sounds really complicated but it's really simple and straightforward, I made a video all about it.
That link is on screen now, and in the description.
But if this video is helping you why not consider hitting the thumbs up or subscribe for some more other tips, and right here is what YouTube thinks you want to be watching next.
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Every morning I go for a walk and usually I just end up daydreaming...
...and the daydream I had this week was: "What if I could find a story?"
One story and share it on YouTube, so this is how it worked out.
Hello I'm Neil by the way.
I'm a development producer helping high achieving creators and performers just like you to get ideas out of your head and out onto here on YouTube, and this is my attempt this week to get some ideas out of my head.
On Saturday I saw this clip and it had a really big effect on me.
"A really uncontrollable angry pack of bananas."
"Snow White and the seven dwarfs."
"Sorry, no it was The Wild Bunch!
Plenty of time to catch up, it's a lovely contest so far, Dennis..."
Not that one.
It was this clip of Chris Rock on the Howard Stern show talking about how he was bullied at school, and then he bumped into one of his bullies.
He was working as a security guard on his movie set.
A guy who literally one day turned me upside down and shook the money out of my pockets and I'm filming a scene and I look and I'm like is that b?
And he nodded, you know he was kind of ashamed, and I just gave him just a quick look like... "Hey man I hope you're doing well, you take care" and I kept it moving.
I didn't like get him off the set.
His sin had punished him, he could have been my friend.
The fact that he had to go through that whole day and watch me walk around and watch me.
I was directing a movie and it'd be so close to me but yet so far.
Do you ever watch Bugs Bunny?
When did Elmer Fudd get really mad at Bugs Bunny?
Not when he shothim in the face with an anvil.
Do you know when Elmer Fudd got really mad?
When Bugs Bunny kissed him, that's when he would lose his mind.
And when somebody like does you wrong, just give 'em a kiss.
Just give him a kiss.
Shall I tell you my Chris Rock story?
The... the story where I booked... I actually booked Chris Rock for a TV show that I was producing and then I de-booked him.
I unbooked him, I don't know what the right word is.
I uninvited him from the TV show.
It's a short story and it hasn't got a happy ending.
Or maybe it does, I don't know see what you think but anyway back in 2001 I was a producer.
I-- here's footage of me on a comedy interview series.
It was shot on location - outdoors mainly in the United States.
Really big high-profile names the... the show was tiny but we had this amazing guest booker.
This American guest booker in the States who's just getting us these ridiculous Hollywood names.
This is me and Jean-Claude Van Damme.
He was getting about ten... fifteen thousand dollars per guest that he booked, but man...
I don't know what-- I DO know some of the things that he did to to get us these guests.
Uh so, he really put himself on the line and really came up with the goods.
Anyway I get a call from this amazing guest booker and he says "Neil, I think I've got Chris Rock. Do you want Chris Rock on your show?
And I yes, yes!
He said: Are you sure, because I need to know now because I need to I need to make the arrangements with the publicist.
I think it was for us to do something really cool like ride along with him in a limo to the Grammys or something but whatever it was it was a good chunk of time.
Enough to shoot this one hour comedy interview show with Chris Rock!
So I said yes!
Yes please! That's fantastic! Nice one!
So he goes off and and makes the arrangements with Chris Rock's people and because he's in the United States and we're here in the UK I couldn't tell the channel - the TV channel that this programme was for - I couldn't tell them until the next morning.
So the next morning I send an email saying "we've got Chris Rock!" and I got a reply which was...
"Ah no. I don't think so.
It's not for us."
So now there's a to-and-fro of emails and I think it went something along the lines of...
"But it's Chris Rock!"
And the reply was: "Yeah but he's not really... he's not really our audience." We're to'ing and fro'ing and basically they don't want Chris Rock but I've...
But I've booked him!
Shall I tell you which TV channel this is?
I'll put it in the comments so that I can delete it because I'm a wuss and they can still hunt me down like a dog.
They would not budge.
They did not want Chris Rock as a guest on this programme.
To give you an idea of how big Chris Rock was back then even - you know this is footage of him interviewing Prince four years before we booked him.
He's funny and famous they just didn't want to know, so now I've got to go back to the guest booker and and tell him that they don't want him.
I'm shaking while I'm telling you this story.
Not because I'm angry.
Maybe I should be, but because I'm embarrassed.
I was really embarrassed that this guy had really gone out on a limb and yet they didn't want him and I remember the tone of the voice of the guest booker.
He was bewildered and offered to send them tapes which... but I had to explain that they just did not want to budge.
"It's it's not for us.
"I don't think it's our audience."
So then I had to unbook Chris Rock.
I had to - I think I blamed it on logistics and not being able to get a camera crew out for the date that they had suggested, but man that was horrible.
And it made me think: "Well maybe I'm doing this job wrong."
I felt bad that I couldn't persuade someone that this was a good idea.
This was a fantastic idea.
This would have been a fantastic booking for the show and I'm probably embarrassed because I'm sure I've done the same thing to other people over the years.
On the upside, this is why I love YouTube.
What I love about this - about you and me making things on YouTube is that we do not have to ask permission from anyone to have a go at making something that we think is good.
We can make stuff.
We can make whatever we like without having to ask permission from anybody and I absolutely love this.
So Chris Rock is absolutely right.
"And when somebody like does you wrong... just give 'em a kiss."
I'm gonna leave you with some footage of some baby rats to cheer me up.
Look there they are.
Do you have a story?
Do you have a story from the last 24 hours?
Please put it in the comments, I'd love to hear it or even better make a video about it and post the link in the comments below.
If you've reached this point in the video why not give me a thumbs up?
That would be really helpful or even hit the subscribe button, and on screen now is what YouTube thinks you should be watching next!
How do I add FEATURED CHANNELS to my YouTube channel?
Featured channels appear on your channel home page, and under the CHANNELS tab.
When you include friends’ channels and/or other channels you enjoy, the featured channels list will create a connection in people’s minds and in the algorithm between your channel and these featured channels.
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How can I link to other YouTube channels on my YouTube channel, as a featured channel?
I said the word “channel” way too much there...
Hello I’m Neil and I do a lot of experiments here on YouTube - and I have this YouTube channel.
But I’ve just created a few other new YouTube channels and I want to link to those on my channels.
I want them to appear like this, as featured channels.
And I found it really difficult to find where to link other YouTube channels to my YouTube channel, so I’m going to walk you through the process step by step.
This is my YouTube studio dashboard and on the left hand side if we click on these three lines, it expands the menu and we want to go down to here:
This opens up a menu for customizing your channel so at the top here we've got a channel trailer and then you might be aware of this but this is where you can put rows of videos for your YouTube channel page.
I kind of like to think of them as bookshelves.
It's not very intuitive but this is how you link a featured channel.
If we click on “add section” and you get lots of options to add a section but right at the bottom that's where it's hidden:
Because this is going to appear on my channel page it's... it's asking me to think of a title, so I’m going to call it “my other lovely channels”
I’ll think of something better later, you can change this at any time.
So let's find that travel channel that I’ve made.
It's called Neil's trains and stops and this search box has found the channel!
Even though there's an apostrophe in the channel name, that hasn't stopped it from tracking down the channel I’m looking for.
You can link to your channel or other people's channels.
I’m just being arrogant and selfish and linking to my channels, so we're going to click on this check box here.
And on the right hand side here you can see that it has appeared in the list.
My other channel is called Tightwad Dad - there it is!
Wow that's found it really quickly, so I’ll tick that box.
If you can't find your channel by doing a search I tried this:
Just go to the channel that you want to link to and at the top you can see in the URL it says YouTube.com/channel and then it's got this code here.
It's like a series of letters and underscores and numbers.
I’m going to highlight that, that's a unique URL name for the channel.
This is what the channel is actually called and I’m going to copy that.
And if I paste that channel URL into the search box you can see it's found the channel instantly.
There is one exception to this.
If like this one - this is my IKEA Dad channel - I’ve not added any videos to this channel, and if I look up “IKEA Dad” there are no matching results.
Basically it won't link to channels that don't have any videos on them yet.
When you've found all the channels that you want to link to, just go down to “done” and there they are.
They appear as a little shelf on your channel home page, but something more special than that happens.
If I hit “publish”... and here is my lovely YouTube channel!
If I scroll down, you can see these shelves mirror the sections in the customization menu... And there they are!
At the bottom!
My other lovely channels! Yes!
On the tabs at the top of your channel page we have videos, playlists, community...
If I hit “channels” there they are - my other lovely channels.
And you can just click on them to go to them directly, and there is my other lovely channel: Neil's Trains and Stops.
Now the hope and the wish is of course that if you make this link to your other channels, or to other people's channels, there'll be some kind of link in the algorithm - or at least in people's minds - that you are publicly linked to these channels.
If you want to see if this has any effect on my channel, or maybe even have a look at some of my other YouTube experiments, why not hit the subscribe button?
It'd be great to have you along for the ride and right here right now is what YouTube thinks you should be watching next!
How do I edit my YouTube videos using Final Cut Pro?
Come and sit in on one of my edit sessions in real time, and watch along as I edit my last YouTube video.
I share how I import and organise my video files, change and mix the audio levels and add sound effects, edit out pauses and ums and ers... add graphics and moving graphics, and zoom in or resize my screen recordings.
THIS IS THE TRANSCRIPT - CLICK PLAY ON THE VIDEO ABOVE!
How do I edit my YouTube videos?
That's a very kind question that I’ve been asked in the comments on my YouTube channel and it got me thinking.
What if I were to share my entire edit process with you in real time right here and share the whole process from beginning, right through to the end.
And of course whenever I get an idea like this I’m terrified.
This time I think it's because I work with the best, absolutely the best video editors in the industry.
Look, here's footage of me working with two of them right now in the Before Times, obviously.
This is how we'd work together.
Everyone's gone to the pub.
And, we're still here.
Now obviously I don't want those amazing video editor friends of mine to see this video at all.
I am definitely not a video editor and this is definitely not a Final Cut Pro tutorial.
It's more of a... a ride-along.
Uh, you can sit in an edit session with me.
I’m gonna fast forward through as much as possible, so any boring bits I’ll try and speed up.
You'll get a sense of how my edit session works.
Hello I’m Neil Mossey, and I’m a development producer helping high achieving creators and performers just like you - high five! - to help you get ideas out of your head and out onto here on YouTube where they belong.
Where you can make the world a happier place, and I’m going to see if I can keep your attention for longer than two minutes because the most important thing with editing is...
So I’m going to put my camera file onto the timeline first.
I hit “W”.
The next thing I usually do is to add some compression to my speaking.
It gives it a bit more oomph, and then after the compression it looks like this, so next I’ll just have a quick whiz through the intro to get up to the point where I’m speaking over the screen recording.
I tend to record too many takes for my intro.
It's a way that I psychologically get into doing this.
Here in the waveform you can see my three hand claps.
I’ll drop the screen recording onto the timeline and then I’ll drag myself on top of it.
Command X to cut, and jump to the beginning, and then command V to paste.
I can't see the hand claps on there!
Right, really helpfully I’ve started the screen recording AFTER the handclaps!
Those claps are meant to synchronize the... the timing of the screen recording with my camera recording.
But a lot of the time I just do it by ear.
It doesn't have to be that precise because it's only a screen recording.
So I can hear a delay, so all I need to do is move this across so that they are in sync.
All I need to do now is to kill the audio of the screen recording and then I need to move myself up into the corner into a box.
I select my camera footage and I use transform.
You can see I’ve got dots around my camera footage and if I shrink the picture you can see there we go - disappear into... into space and I’ll put that on the top right hand corner.
I try to make this box as... as big as possible - as you can probably see now!
This is going to fry my brain in the edit because I’m doing this on this video that you're watching right now.
I’ll just move myself across, and you can see I’ve got a lot of room to the side of me there which we don't really need, so I use trim to bring this down... so we'll click on this menu.
Click on crop.
Difficult to say.
And I’m going to shrink that.
Something like that.
I don't want it to be too tight but I need as much screen real estate as possible so I might go back to transform just move me over just a little bit.
That looks okay.
The next thing I do is to resize the screen recording so that I can fill as much of this picture with the material that I’m talking about.
Man this chair is really starting to annoy me!
To resize my screen recording I don't hit use transform, I just use crop, and you can see I can shrink down that's a screen size window which is really handy, so I try to get the YouTube logo in just so that you can see what I’m talking about.
That sort of looks like enough and if I hit done you can see now that the screen recording fills the screen - which looks great - and the picture of me in the box doesn't look too intrusive.
[VIDEO SOUND:] And we want to go down to here, customization.
I put lots and lots of pauses in my speech and I tend to take them all out.
I’m probably leaving them all in here, but usually on my videos I try to snip out these... these little pauses.
My worry is that by taking them out, anyone watching my videos will hate the way that I speak normally - so it doesn't seem to be serving my long-term interest to be taking these little pauses out.
But leaving them in is just as annoying for me to listen to so... I’ll take them out for now.
Now the way I make an edit to keep the screen recording in sync with my talking over the screen recording, I’m going to have to cut both the camera footage and the screen recording footage.
And to do that, I select all so that's command-A
Now when I make a cut with command-B it slices through both sections: both the camera footage and the screen recording.
And if we're coming back in here...
[VIDEO SOUND:] this opens
I think that looks like a good spot.
I’ll do the same thing again, so command-A and then command-B.
And then when I remove this section, it stays in sync and hopefully the edit sounds like this.
[VIDEO SOUND:] it expands the menu and we want to go down to here customization this opens up a menu
I am very comfortable with my videos jump cutting as you've probably seen already.
I would much prefer to give a signal to the viewer that I am not wasting their time at all so I have no problem whatsoever with... with jump cuts.
I try to make them less messy and I’ll show you how I do that with the edits but I’m not too precious about my footage jumping around.
I just want to get through what I want to share as quickly as possible and I think it sends a good signal to the viewer.
Even though it's something that TV and cinematic editors absolutely hate!
[VIDEO SOUND:] so at the top here we've got a channel trailer for
[VIDEO SOUND:] for people who are and
[VIDEO SOUND:] a channel trailer for people who are subscribed or not and then you might be aware of this but this is where you can put different shelves different lines rows of rows of videos for your for your YouTube channel rows of videos
[VIDEO SOUND:] different shelves different lines
[VIDEO SOUND:] put different shelves different
[VIDEO SOUND:] you can put different shelves different rows of videos for your YouTube channel page these are my rows I kind of like to think of them as bookshelves and then
[VIDEO SOUND:] and then you might be aware of this but this is where you can put different shelves different rows of video
[VIDEO SOUND:] different rows of videos for your YouTube
[VIDEO SOUND:] yeah those for your YouTube rows of videos for your YouTube channel page these are my rows these are my rows I kind of like to think
[VIDEO SOUND:] i kind of like to think of them page these are my YouTube channel page
[VIDEO SOUND:] YouTube channel page because I kind of like to think that
[VIDEO SOUND:] page I kind of like to think of them as bookshelves
Can you hear here, I have a little lip smack which is something I tend to do a lot.
If I run the the play head over it
[VIDEO SOUND:] let's turn it off
Did you hear that?
So I’ll put the cut slightly after it.
You can see it, it's just on this waveform here.
I’m just going to go after the this lip smack.
[VIDEO SOUND:] sort of it's not very
There’s a horrible swallow as well, so we'll get rid of that.
[VIDEO SOUND:] there's bookshelves it's not very intuitive
[VIDEO SOUND:] it's not very intuitive but this is how you add but this is how you link something definitive but this is how you add but this is how you link
[VIDEO SOUND:] shelves it's not very intuitive but this is how you link a featured channel
I keep making mistakes while I’m doing it.
I’m always... always using command-Z or command Z which is undo, undo, undo!
I had a friend who said “wouldn't it be great if you could just apple Z things in life?”
That's quite a philosophy.
Now when I get to the end of this I’m going to be resizing the screen recording so we can zoom in on what we're talking about and zoom out.
I’m just cutting this for audio.
I just want my dialogue soundtrack to be continuous and I’ll make the screen recording fit and time with my speech.
I have a feeling this is going to be quite a long video so there are chapters in the description below if you want to jump ahead.
So I’ve got a section here where I’m talking about the URL at the top of the browser and obviously I’ve cropped that off.
So I’m going to re-position the screen recording so that we can see what I’m talking about.
And just reposition that now, so go to the crop and then I’ll move this crop up to here so I’ll take out this gap.
And I’ll go super big on the URL here, so I’ll use crop and I’ll zoom all the way up and my face is going to obscure some of this.
I wonder if I should move it across.
I might move it across.
I think if I hold down command while I’m moving it... it allows you to move it more smoothly.
I’m going to go full frame on me.
Sorry, that was me “going full frame”!
I’m going to fill the frame with this shot to hide the jumpy join.
If I highlight this, I’m going to take off the crop so I’m going to untick transform and crop and you can see that I’ve removed the crop so I’m going to fill the picture.
I’ll play it through and you can see what it looks like.
[VIDEO SOUND:] A unique URL name for the channel this is what the channel's actually got...
It just helps the viewer feel like I’m... “I’m here for you” rather than blathering away over a screen recording.
The reason I chose to cut there to come back to the screen recording was: have a look at my face.
[VIDEO SOUND:] for the channel
Can you see that I blinked there?
Let me show you again.
I blinked before I looked down.
T here's a theory of cutting on the blink, and basically when we're talking, we provide little edit points when we blink.
It's when we give chunks of information or when we're taking in chunks of information.
It's almost like our brain shutting everything down parking it in our brains and then opening our eyes again.
Bizarrely if you ever want to know how to time when is the right point to edit yourself, your eyes blink at the... at the right moment!
Your eyes give you the... the clue.
So if you watch that while you're editing, these little blinks that you're doing subconsciously without even realizing it, they're providing all the edit points that an edited video is actually trying to recreate.
It's one of the best theories I’ve been given about editing.
Now here we have a problem because the thing that I’m talking about on screen recording is actually hidden by me - by my box.
Let's start it here, so I’m going to move that over to here and I’m going to crop the right hand side of my box, and now I’m obscuring the left-hand side of the screen so I’ll probably resize this screen recording, to go crop...
Let's make it bigger.
I don't really like doing this but I might have to move my box to the middle.
I really don't like putting my box at the bottom of the screen it's like it diminishes my own authority on my own channel!
Let's put it to there.
It doesn't look right but at least you get to see everything we need to see.
[VIDEO SOUND:] ikea dad there are no matching results basically it won't link to channels that don't have any videos on them yet when you've found all the channels...
I’m going to do something different here, so what I’m going to do now is detach the audio.
So it means that when I turn off my vision I’m going to hit the letter V to turn off my video so we can still hear me talking.
[VIDEO SOUND:] obviously you want to
Which wouldn't have happened if I hadn't detached the audio, and we'll just go big on the screen recording so if I resize this...
I want to see the “done” there.
[VIDEO SOUND:] goes on them yet when you've found all the channels that you want to link to just go down to done
So about here I’m going to cut close to the word “DONE”.
[VIDEO SOUND:] yet when you've found all the channels that you want to link to just go down to done...
I quite like that!
[VIDEO SOUND:] and right here right now is what YouTube thinks you should be watching next oh my god.
That's my stomach! (LAUGHTER)
Let's try again.
So I’ve had a little break.
I’ve got a cup of hot chicory drink and some chocolate from whoa... some chocolate from Cornwall.
I’m also wearing my Christmas hat because it's so cold here in the happy hut.
I’m going to go through the whole video again.
It's five minutes 16 seconds long. I’m gonna really tighten it up.
This is where I would put in my name strap.
I’ve got this pre-prepared as an animation that I made in keynote.
All I need to do is to hit Q
I’ve got a selection of things that I use in pretty much every video.
Like there's a comment button... a little subscribe button...
By the way if you're here at this point, thank you so much!
If you've made it this far please hit the thumbs up button just to let me know someone reached this point.
I can't believe you're still watching this, but kudos to you.
And that thumbs up animation along with my subscribe animation - hint! - is all on here as green screens.
I’ll put those ones on the video - and it drops about there.
[VIDEO SOUND:] the channel way too much there hello I’m neil and I do a lot of experiments here on YouTube.
Let's now go through the rest of the video!
This is the about the time I start to drop in my little arrows just to help the viewer register what I’m actually talking about.
I’ve got the arrow in my evergreen folder.
Hit Q to drop it onto the timeline and then I use transform to position it, so I’ll rotate it.
And I made this arrow in keynote as well which is the mac powerpoint presentation program.
It’s free and it's absolutely fantastic.
You can export pictures like this so that the background is transparent.
So now it's time for me to do the final pass and I find this part of the edit the absolute hardest because technically it's the easiest and I’m just so close to having this thing finished.
And yet I’ve gotta look at my stupid face for yet another possibly an hour.
I’m gonna try and do this as quickly as possible but this is the pass where I put all the final graphics and do any more nips and tucks that need doing and it's also when I add the music bed and the sound effects.
I hold down the command button when I’m adjusting the audio levels.
If you do it just by dragging this bar up and down, it's really difficult to get the exact number of decibels you want.
But if you hold down the command key on your mac keyboard you can get it going up and down in increments of one.
The other thing I do at the beginning is, I have a title that drops down and I use keynote.
I just copy and paste the last strap.
Put something like “How to link your channel... or try “how to link my channel”
That looks good!
The last thing that I do that I always, always leave to the very last thing is to make a little montage at the beginning of the thing that I’m talking about.
So let's take a listen to what I’m going to cover.
[VIDEO SOUND:] but I’ve just created a few other new YouTube channels and I want to link to those on my channels. I want them to appear like this as featured channels and I found it really difficult to find where to link other YouTube channels to my YouTube channel.
I can see here, it's about 15 seconds that I’m looking to cover, so what-- all I do for this is I just scroll through the video and anything that leaps out as being really... that looks good, kinetic moving pictures...
I like that that big close-up of the word “Featured channels” and I’ll paste it right at the beginning just so I can remember where it is.
Now that looks good, so grab that and the arrow, and I’ll use that for when I say the words “appear on your channel as featured channels”.
I might take that because that's a nice scroll.
Yes I’ve just got a bunch of shots, and then I’m just going to drag them up here for when I’m talking, so drag it up and then I’ll cut... and I’ll paste it over here.
Now this seems like an insane amount of time to be spending on a few seconds at the opening, but I just want to stop that drop off.
I’m going to keep the audience watching so I really do tend to over invest a bit of editing time on the first 30 seconds.
So it's a bit too much, I’ll make it smaller and then paste it into position.
[VIDEO SOUND:] new YouTube channels and I want to link to those on my channels
I can't move these up, uh so I’ll move the arrow to one side then I’ll move this up to here and then I’ll put the arrow back in the right place to there I think it is.
Let's play that through
[VIDEO SOUND:] YouTube channel but I’ve just created a few other new YouTube channels and I want to link to those on my channels. I want them to appear like this
So I’m just going to fill that gap.
I think I think I’m going to fill the entire gap.
And I’ll just grab the tick where I check that check box.
That's a bit too much, give it a bit more breathing space.
Grab that one, put it there.
And I grab this one, put it there.
And then finally, the final piece of the puzzle, oh that's in the wrong place... so I want to put that one there and that one here and I’ll make this smaller.
My opening montage looks like this.
[VIDEO SOUND:] and I have this YouTube channel but I’ve just created a few other new YouTube channels and I want to link to those on my channels. I want them to appear like this as featured channels and I found it really difficult to find where to link other YouTube channels to my YouTube channel so I’m going to walk you through...
That sort of works.
I don't like it because this this shot doesn't really do anything, so what I might do is just reinstate this clip.
Oh that's perfect.
So I’ll hide that and let's see how this looks.
[VIDEO SOUND:] and I have this YouTube channel but I’ve just created a few other new YouTube channels and I want to link to those on my channels I want them to appear like this as featured channels and I found it really difficult to find where to link other YouTube channels to my YouTube channel so I’m going to walk...
Great so that works really well.
Right, so I want some sound effects to happen here.
Let's have a pop.
[VIDEO SOUND:] I have this YouTube channel but I’ve just created a few other new YouTube channels and--
What I might do actually, let's have a crash.
I’ve got an even bigger crash.
This is a really over-the-top crash.
I love that one!
Let's-- let's do it, and then I’ll move this pop onto there, so the crash goes here.
I might have to check the sound level because it's going to be really loud.
[VIDEO SOUND:] and I have this YouTube channel...
It's a bit too loud.
Take it down to about minus eight?
[VIDEO SOUND:] and I have this YouTube channel but I’ve just created a few other new YouTube channels...
And then I want a clang there, so the ship bell.
[VIDEO SOUND:] I want them to appear like this as featured channels and I found it really difficult to find where...
And then another pop.
[VIDEO SOUND:] to my YouTube channel so I’m going
I need a couple of clicks I think, so let's put in a click here.
[VIDEO SOUND:] do link other YouTube channels to my YouTube channel so I’m going to walk you through the process.
I’ve got a nice shot of my channel page, it's a bit less frenetic.
I’m going to reuse the clips I had here.
[VIDEO SOUND:] rows of videos for your YouTube channel page. I kind of like to think of them as...
Obviously we don't to see that I’ve managed to get the channels - featured channels - so the scroll will end there.
I might slow it down a bit and I might crop in a bit as well.
So we just see the channel.
Let's try that and let's get a couple of sound effects on and have a little pop for it to appear.
[VIDEO SOUND:] and then you might be aware of this but this is where you can put rows of videos for your YouTube channel page.
Let's try that.
[VIDEO SOUND:] videos for your YouTube channel page because I kind of like to think of them as bookshelves it's not very intuitive but this is how you link a featured channel if we click on...
That... that'll do.
It's all finished so all I need to do now is export it and upload to YouTube.
Is this helping?
Is it helping to see how I edit my YouTube videos on Final Cut Pro?
If you're cutting on iMovie at the moment and thinking whether or not to step up, I... Agh, do it!
Do it if you can afford it.
It's insanely expensive but I find it a lot easier to manage video files in Final Cut Pro.
I’ve just realized I’ve got to... I’ve now got to edit this one!