Here’s a step-by-step guide for creating both short and long videos for YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Pinterest:

1. Planning and Scripting:

  • Tool: Google Docs
  • Outline your video content, including key points, structure, and dialogue.

2. Storyboarding:

  • Tool: Storyboard That or Canva
  • Create a visual representation of your video’s scenes and transitions.

3. Video Recording:

  • Tool: OBS Studio or Shotcut
  • Record your video content using these free and open-source video recording tools.

4. Video Editing:

5. Adding Music:

6. Voiceover Recording:

7. Adding Text/Graphics:

  • Tool: Canva or Shotcut
  • Overlay text, logos, and graphics to make your videos more engaging.

8. Video Compression:

  • Tool: HandBrake or Shotcut
  • Compress large video files without compromising quality.

9. Thumbnail Creation:

  • Tool: Canva or Snappa
  • Design eye-catching thumbnails for YouTube and other platforms.

10. Video SEO (YouTube):

  • Tool: TubeBuddy or VidIQ
  • Optimize your video title, description, and tags for better search visibility.

11. Platform-Specific Editing:

  • Tool: Clipchamp or InShot
  • Tailor videos for specific platforms, considering aspect ratios and duration.

12. Adding Captions (YouTube, Facebook):

13. Video Effects (Optional):

14. Video Transcoding:

15. Platform-Specific Sharing:

  • Tools: Directly on each platform
  • Upload your videos to YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or Pinterest following platform-specific guidelines.

Remember, while these tools are free, always ensure you comply with their terms of service and licensing agreements.