To Film or not to film? That is the question…

Income Generation from Filming Videos

There comes a time in every cam girls life where she has to ask herself one simple question.

“To Film or Not to Film.”

Sounds easy enough, right?

The truth of the matter is that deciding to take the dive and film clips can be ridiculously intimidating. “What do I use? What type of content should I make? Do I have to pay for a decent video editor?” So many questions to consider. Luckily, they all have pretty simple answers. So if that’s you hiding in the corner, shying away from putting that beautiful booty on film, it’s time to stand up, step out into the limelight and conquer baby, because we’ve got this on lock.

Where Do I start?

Let’s start with the basics. If you’re new to making clips, chances are you haven’t invested in a top of the line video camera, and that is OKAY. Using the same camera that you use to cam with should do the trick, as long as you have decent lighting. Personally, I use my Logitech C920 for everything, and it hasn’t failed me yet. (Note: Lighting is the key to making your videos look high quality. If you can’t afford to purchase a kit, take 3 floor lamps and put one on each side of the cam, and one directly behind it.) If you can spare a few dollars for a lighting kit, you can find nice quality and affordable priced ones on Amazon. (Wish List anyone?)

Okay, phew. Step one down.

So what’s next?

The next step is a beast to which many a cam girl has had to conquer in her quest to making the perfect clip, and that beast is content.

What the Hell do I make?

You’d think that after spending hours a day diddling yourself and playing perfect fantasy to people online, that this part would be easy, breezy, beautiful…but if you’re anything like me, than you like to over-think and over-analyze every possible situation and this becomes a task that can be the most daunting.

First off, trust me when I say there is a person out there for everything. (Sick? Film that snotty nose, girl and make you some money!) Take a second and think about what your favorite thing to do is during a show. Maybe, you’re the straight missionary get ‘er done type, or perhaps you lean towards being a savant of the Jerk Off Instruction. Whatever your style is, roll with it. The best content is going to be made when you’re comfortable and confident in the product that you’re putting out.If you’re still struggling about figuring out what to film, I recommend setting up your cam, hitting play and then getting yourself off like it’s your birthday. (Go Shawty…) Why? One, because you deserve it. Two, because at the end of that glorious orgasm, you will have a clip that needs barely any edits and you can sell it as “Hidden Cam”. BOOM.

(Side Note: Sometimes, when I have a hard time thinking of new ideas, I will run a special on custom videos. That way, I let my fans think up the content for me, get upfront payment and then turn around and re-sell for maximum profits.)

Okay, so… you’ve got the cam and the lighting. You’ve filmed the content. Now what?

Next, my dears, is editing. There are hundreds of video editing tools that you can use, and honestly, most of the ones that are worth a damn will cost you some money, but invest a little to make a lot, am I right? (Plus a tax write off! HOLLA’!)

However, for arguments sake, and so that this article doesn’t turn into a dissertation, we’re going to keep it to the basics.

Windows User: Windows Movie Maker
Mac User: iMovie

These are both free editors that will get the job done, and let you put out a decent project. If you’re not familiar with how these work, there are tons of video tutorials on youtube, and both programs are fairly easy to learn. A couple of quick snips where you need it, along with a nice intro, and you’re good to go!

As far as watermarking goes, in Windows Movie Maker there is technically no way to watermark. However, the simple fix is to click on “caption” (under edit) and change the length of the caption to fit the length of your video. Then you type in whatever you want your watermark to be (ex: Selene Adams) and voila! Your clip is “watermarked.”

iMovie watermarking is a more labor intensive process that involves a series of steps. The short and skinny of it is you need to create an image of your watermark to import into iMovie. You can go to macworld.com and they list it out for you Watermarking on iMovie will have the step by step instructions (with pictures!) If you’re using music in any part of your clips, be careful about what type of music you use. Believe it or not, it’s a big no no to use music without permission. Don’t worry, this is an easy fix! A simple Google search for “Royalty Free Music” and you should be able to find some that you can use without worrying about The Fuzz knocking on your door.

Still with me? Good.

You might think you’re done at this point. You’ve filmed the content, edited the video, so what else could there be? When you’re in your final steps of saving the video you just edited, you need to think about the following question. What Format Should I be saving this clip? …I’m so glad you asked! The most widely used format is MP4, so always try and save your content in this format. WMV and MOV are also both popular, so those are good secondary versions to keep on a hard drive. (Did I mention that you should invest in a hard drive? Clips take up a ton of space, and in honor of trying to make computers fast and streams glitch free, it’s best to keep everything on an external hard drive.)

Pick whichever format you’d like and click save. That’s it! You’re done! You’ve made your first clip! Congratulations!

Now go out there and sell it to the world, BB.

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Sarah G

I've been a fulltime webcam girl for 6 years now. I've used a range of different webcam sites, apps and everything else. I enjoy the business because I am able to set my own schedule. I started howareyoubb to help people avoid some of the missteps I made while starting out.