How do you come up with your video ideas?

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I am aiming to make videos about world history. To pici ideas, I look at a world map on my wall and think of historical figures and events associated with it. For example I look at a map of Turkey and I think of Byzantium, the Ottoman Empire, World War 1 battles of Gallipoli etc. Then I plan videos based on those themes.
 

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Usually I just rewatch what I have already untill Some new ideas come to mind never be afraid to try something new you could shock yourself!!
 

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What do u guys do to come up with ideas? what stages do you pass through? how long? E.T.C...

For me Most of my ideas come from when i am sleeping and when im watching other vids. I Write them up in a word document and when i need ideas i just look through it and pick out the ones i need/want.

sometimes ill just think of a title and try to base the video around that. Sometimes when I am out riding on the trail I think of a good video title and I am like ohhh let me write that down before I forget lol..other times its just the places I explore
 

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sometimes ill just think of a title and try to base the video around that. Sometimes when I am out riding on the trail I think of a good video title and I am like ohhh let me write that down before I forget lol..other times its just the places I explore
Okay that is cool for me Ill make the video of what I am doing then I make the thumbnail similar to the title and video.
 

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All my videos are scripted (if good adlib happens then that is of course a great bonus). But because I write and rewrite sketches I am not regular with my output. This has its obvious downsides. My plan for the new year is to take some time off YT simply for writing and filming. Then when I have a back catalogue I will post at a regular time every week.
 
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The popular of videos that you generate should stand out and excite you (as well as your intended audience). They need to be original, creative, interesting, thought-provoking, entertaining, and/or informative, and, at the same time, consider the very best way to present that content.
 

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I have these "lighbulb moments" as I call them and I get this drive to make a certain video or write a base script for a video I have been thinking about doing. This happened with my Dreams video where I was playing Catherine and thought that NIGHTS and Catherine have something in common and they are both games I would like to talk about so I decided to make a video including both in a logical way.
 

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I have planned and written a script for enough videos to last me a decade but since I actually started doing YouTube two weeks ago every once in a while i find myself coming up with new ideas intuitively.
 

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For me it depends on the content I'm making.

If I'm making a fictional drama story I think about the story I want to tell. I take notes on my phone of interesting things I see or hear about throughout the day that I think can contribute to the story.

I'll then sit at my computer review the notes on my phone and write a short description of the general story I'm looking to tell. After that I write up a script and dialogue that the characters in my story will say. By then I'm usually on a role writing my script and know the direction I want to go in. If not I take a break (sometimes even sleep on it,) review what I've got and make the necessary changes.

If I'm doing a review of something like a product, video or TV show I basically know what I want to cover and write out a dialog script of what to say in the video.