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Video Making 101

Hello friends! Did you see that new feature that shipped today? No, not the Relevence button. I mean the gallery and the ability to use videos to advertise your place!

What is the Gallery?

Every place has a gallery which you can add to. To access this gallery, go to any of your places, hit Configure, then click on the Gallery link under your place picture. The gallery is a, well, gallery of pictures a player will see when he or she views your place page. It is a good way to show people more than one static shot of your place, and you can even put videos in the Gallery!

So what? I can’t make videos!

Yes you can! Roblox ships with a video recording feature built in. Plus, Windows comes with Windows Live Movie Maker, and Macs come with some other video editing program whose name I can’t remember iMovie. These programs are very easy to use and will give you decent results, as long as you use it right.

Tips:

  • Don’t try to cram your whole place into 30 seconds! Look at commericals on TV, they only show you the best of the best of what they have to offer. You should do the same! Find some awesome action in your place! Obbie? Show some awesome jumps and try to taunt them into your place (ARE YOU MAN ENOUGH TO JUMP OVER THIS LAVA?!?!)
  • Find fitting music. I don’t want to hear in your videos LET THE BODIES HIT THE FLOOOOOOOOOOOOOR and I doubt anyone else does too. There’s a bunch of really great places to find some free music. (I get the music for my videos from here!) Find something that fits. Don’t worry if the music starts pretty boring and gets awesome near the end. You can always edit it and just make it that 30 seconds.
  • Don’t voiceover unless you have a good mic AND a good voice. Please. Also take into account background noise. Try to get a “clean” recording without any noise. Some programs, such as Audacity, can edit it out.
  • If you can’t fit it in your 30 second video, just take pictures and upload those instead. Videos are nice, but just having something static that people can analyze and take in is always good too.
  • Experiment! Not only with videos and styles, but even having the the videos on or off in the gallery. The gallery is the last line before someone decides to enter your place or not. You don’t want someone to see a video and decide AGAINST going into the place! Watch your visits, experiment with items, and see what gives you the best visits!

If you’re really into videos, you might want to upgrade to some better programs. They’ll cost some money, and there’s going to be a big learning curve, but they will get the job done better.

However, it’s still super easy to get some videos made! Try it out!

–Briguy

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9 Responses

  1. Kinda lame for people who don’t have enough bandwidth to watch youtube videos. Who wants to waste 10MB on a 30 second video for a roblox place?

  2. Are there any rules concerning copyrighted material (primarily music) used in video thumbnails?

  3. It’s not there.. o.e

  4. It’s not there for me.. :l

  5. I have been making free videos look me up hockeyfan991

  6. What if our video gets deleted?,do we get our money back. Because iam pretty sure some peoples videos will get deleted for werid reasons that are not even offensive.

  7. I just make my ROBLOX video’s on their cam, I get inboxed sometimes saying that I didn’t need a mic or HD to make good video’s, just keep it interesting and put some good music on. Btw i’m TheRobloxPlaceTester on Youtube if you’re curious.

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