Welcome to iHCPL: The Next Generation. This site was created as the next step in Harris County Public Library's iHCPL Learning 2.0 Program; a discovery learning program designed to encourage staff to explore new technologies. The original iHCPL program was adapted from The Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County's Learning 2.0 Program.

Monday, October 20, 2008

#47 Video Challenge: Post Your Video to YouTube

In post #46 Movie Maker Basics: You Oughta be in Pictures - or Making Them! we successfully created a video. But, the whole fun of videos is sharing them. This is an extra-credit challenge post for the video module. It is not a required part of the module, but if you complete it (along with the rest of the video module) you will get an extra 1 hour of training credit. For this extra-credit challenge, you'll upload the video you created in post #46 to YouTube and then post it to your blog.

There are a number of video sharing sites out there, which were discussed in Week 9 of iHCPL, but YouTube is definitely the king of video sites, so that's what we're going to use for this exercise.

Steps to Upload a video:

  1. Create an Account
  2. Login
  3. Click Upload (it's on the menu bar)
  4. Click Browse - a window will open, find your video
  5. Edit the title, description, and tags. Also select a category for your video. This is also where you can decide if your video is public or private. If you're sharing it on your blog, it should be public.
  1. Click Save Changes

Note: You'll probably have a quick upload, but it takes a little while for YouTube to process your video, so be patient. To find your video again, click Account - My Videos.

Embed your video in Blogger
  1. In YouTube, find your video and copy the text in the "Embed" box.
  1. Log into Blogger
  2. Click the Edit HTML tab
  3. Paste the Embed text you copied from YouTube
  4. Click Publish Post
Here's the video I created, posted to YouTube:

If you created an Animoto video in post #45: Making a Video, you can also upload that to YouTube (this is just FYI):
  1. Login to Animoto
  2. Click My Videos
  3. Click Play on the video you want to upload
  4. Click Export to YouTube (you'll walk through several steps to allow access)
  5. As on YouTube, you'll edit title, description, tags and select if you want the video to be public.
  6. Click Export Now - Be patient the upload and processing can take a few minutes.
Congratulations, you are now a published filmmaker!

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