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How far ahead do you plan?

Discussion in 'Scripts, Script Writing, Video Ideas & Planning' started by FPL Centre, Sep 11, 2018.

  1. FPL Centre
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    I've just been going vid to vid so far, without any real longer term plan or direction.

    I know I should probably put together a spreadsheet with video ideas, potential recording & release dates, that kind of thing, but it's pretty daunting to start from scratch. Also not sure what kind of targets I should be setting.

    Any help advice on these types of thing would be greatly appreciated!

    A friend says not to plan further than 2-3 months down the line because of how volatile YouTube can be. Is that good advice or not?
     
  2. EVO
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    I try to plan 2 weeks ahead but usually shorter. I recently planned uploaded and scheduled 2 months worth of videos but I think it has had a negative effect on my views.
     
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  3. FPL Centre
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    Yeah I wouldn't be able to record & upload anything in advance like that because of what I do videos about. Odd that you think it impacts views though, any reason for that?

    But in terms of the planning stage, like having an idea for a series, getting all the base graphics, intro sequence, etc. done & then having a rough idea for a release date of the first video I was just curious if people get everything together in advance like that & if they find it helps.
     
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    I try to make animations ahead and schedule upload them, but the real planning in advance comes from thinking of video ideas so that I have material and topics to draw/talk about when I have the time to work on my channel.
     
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  5. FPL Centre
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    Cool, yeah this is the kind of thing I mean. Do you use a big spreadsheet for ideas & planning or just pen & paper? Or is there a tool out there that helps with this I'm unaware of? Just trying to get ideas of how people approach the whole planning stage as it's a bit daunting haha.
     
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    Sounds like BS to me. How is YT going to be volatile in that period ? LOL. What total rubbish !!!!

    I don't plan ahead at all. You can only go with the ideas as they come up.

    Try and push the envelope and you just come up with mediocre content.
     
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    Well since I’m usually in class when I have ideas, I’ve recently decided to carry around a small notepad to write the ideas in (that way I don’t take my phone out during lecture). However, I do go home and put them into a list on my laptop. After I have a few good ideas, I take one, put it into a google doc, and write a script.
     
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    I plan out about 3 months. I am usually about 2 to 3 weeks ahead on my videos to begin with (currently I have 4 videos scheduled to release on Mondays and Fridays).

    I need to plan out ahead so I can figure out what camera equipment to bring, where I am going to be playing and who is coming with.
     
  9. Courtney Candice
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    I usually plan videos two to three weeks ahead of time, I’ve had different video ideas for months even for a year but my ideas changed overtime along with my content so I didn’t go with those ideas.
     
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    I plan absurdly ahead of time. I post 4x a week and I currently have 6 weeks of videos done and ready to be uploaded. I have probably a hundred videos that I want to do and that list gets larger every day.
     

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