Vlogging – RSL Grade 4


The GoCreate Academy Vlogging Grade Four e-book contains everything you need to pass your Grade Four exam in one essential resource. Grade Four focuses on thorough, easy-to-understand details of a diverse and evolving range of technological and storytelling skills and techniques. This e-book covers how these skills and techniques are applied to creating and developing your very own vlogs, which are now beginning to expand in the depth and breadth of their content and execution.

The graded examinations in podcasting are all assessed via online coursework submission, which allows you to prepare 100% of the assessment using your own equipment, in your own, comfortable learning environment. The content is simply uploaded through a secure portal and externally assessed by RSL Examiners.

What you’ll learn at Grade Four:

  • Technological Skills
  • Content Creation Skills
  • Presenting Skills
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Vlogging Grade Four features:

  • Technological skills, covering editing techniques, text animation, image and video animation, changing video speed, time-lapse, slide transitions, iris transitions, cross zoom transitions, video effects, sequences, composition, how to back-up your work, remote interviewing, Dolby On, using Zoom, the difference between live and pre-recorded interviews, and planning a location shoot.
  • Content creation skills, covering the importance of storytelling in vlogging, Aristotle’s Three-Act Structure and Seven Golden Rules of storytelling, Booker’s Seven Basic Plots, and podcast genres.
  • Presenting skills, covering creating different vocal sounds and tones, vocal management and health, keeping the listener interested, how to persuade guests to appear in your podcasts, and understanding remote interview techniques.
  • Advice from leading experts on how to create your own excellent podcasts.
  • Professionally presented, high quality video content, providing industry advice and expertise on tips to help you succeed as a Podcaster.

Required Hardware and Software

Candidates can take their GoCreate Academy and RSL Vlogging Grade Four exam using their preferred hardware and software applications.


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GoCreate Academy Vlogging 2020

Syllabus History

The GoCreate Academy and RSL Vlogging series is the world’s first graded system for aspiring vloggers. Continuing RSL’s 30 year history of innovation in music education, this new, leading syllabus offers a unique opportunity for the next generation of vloggers to gain a thorough understanding of classic and contemporary vlogging techniques, whilst earning a globally recognised qualification.