Year 10 Media Arts

Creating a YouTube style channel.

In this unit we will learn about Video. In particular we will explore what it take to set-up and run a successful YouTube channel. So for now it is Lights, Camera and Action while we plan, shoot, edit and promote our very own YouTube style channel!




And 3 … 2 … 1 … You are now focused on me!

Sorry to shout at you, but it is important!! 

In the lesson links below, be sure to read all of the sections with that old fashion word talky talk stuff.  If you just skip to the video’s – you will be missing key information.  But let’s be realistic, you have probably already skipped over these words and gone straight to the moving pictures. Arghh – young people!! You are so weird and messed up! 😀

Use the Lessons below to expand your knowledge and skill set.  Remember to check in with me via email if you have any questions.  Upload any of your ideas and responses to OneDrive and send me the SHARE link!


When you see the picture of the question mark it means a response from you is required.


These need to be uploaded to your school OneDrive and the link shared with me!

This icon means that there is a worksheet or some other file that you can download to help with the task I have set.

Sometimes it is a digital file, other times it may be something that you can print out.

When you see a box with the word LESSON in it – yup, you guessed it, it means it takes you to a new lesson.

When you see the END OF LESSON box – you are done and dusted!

Clicking on the END OF LESSON box brings you back here to the lesson menu.

The Lesson Menu tile will take you to the list of lesson’s that are available.

This icon means that there is an extension activity for those of you who really want to get their teeth into the unit.

It doesn’t necessarily mean that the work is harder – just that more knowledge on a topic can be shared if you are interested.  For instance, one of the tasks is a link to do a Free YouTube Creator course.




Click on the LESSON thumbnails below to start your learning journey!

In this lesson you are introduced to YouTube’s Creator Academy and look at some of the different types of YouTube Channels that are popular.  You also learn how to create a video thumbnail in Photoshop.

In this lesson you will learn about branding your YouTube channel and customizing channel art. We use Photoshop to show the process of correctly sizing and utilizing the Safe area of the image.

In this lesson you will learn about Target Audiences and Shareability . You will also hear from YouTube channels that have made it big!

It is time to start thinking about the How To’s and Do’s and Don’ts of planning, shooting and editing a YouTube style video.

We are starting to get deeper into the rabbit hole now! Exploring the specifics of editing, we learn about the Youtube Audio Library and free stock footage over at Pexelo.  We even do a bit of video editing using a Windows 10 app.

Tips, Hacks and Recaps!! We review some of the essential information while learning about editing techniques and gear HACKS!

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In this lesson we do some planning and also develop our Photoshop skills.

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Photoshop skills and using your phone camera are the focus of this lesson.

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Use this lesson to record some footage for your channel.  Edit and upload for feedback.

This lesson is to be used to record footage for your channel. Edit and upload for feedback.

This lesson is to be used to record footage for your channel.  Edit and upload for feedback.

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Another week of recording your raw footage for school next week.  Anyone who doesn’t bring footage and have their channel concept developed will be assigned a channel and footage.  So it is  best to have your own!