We all love vacations, and a lot of us love making travel videos. We may even enjoy showing those videos to our friends and family regardless of whether or not anybody wants to see them.
Maybe you want to get into making travel videos. Maybe you already do but want to improve your skills. Either way, we’ll do our best to help. We’ll give you advice on how to make a great travel video in the paragraphs below.
1. Sights, Sounds, and General Atmosphere
Operating a video camera may seem like a fairly simple task, but there’s a lot that can get in the way. For instance, you may have to contend with background noise and the glare of nearby lights, and, of course, the sun.
A lot of this will have to be fixed after you’re done filming. Most video software offers the ability to lessen or even mute sounds and dim lights so they don’t get in the way of what you’re trying to film and say.
If you’re not one to film and edit your own videos, there’s always this online video maker from Adobe.
2. Planned Vs. Spontaneous
When it comes to filming anything, there are two different approaches. The first is to make a plan. Know what shots you want to take and how to set them up. Add narration in post-production.
Spontaneous filming, on the other hand, gives you the opportunity to capture your thoughts and reactions in the moment. If you happen to run into bright light or loud background noise, you can always reduce them in the edit.
3. Know the Area
Any number of things could happen to you while traveling. Depending on the country you’re traveling to, it’s not uncommon to be robbed. This is an issue travelers deal with a lot, because in countries with high tourism, visitors represent the perfect victim–there for a short time, no knowledge of the area, and not always sure how to contact the local police.
Research the area before you go, or, if at all possible, travel with a local. Not only does some level of familiarity make you safer from crime, but it can also help you avoid cultural missteps with the locals.
4. Be Selective
One reason a lot of people like to plan ahead is so they know that they’ll only get good shots. The key to filming a good travel video is to only record interesting things.
However, even spontaneity can offer some great sights and experiences. You may be driving down a busy road and have a group of monkeys decide to explore your car in hopes of finding food.
You could encounter some of the greatest food of your life being sold out of a food cart (or get food poisoning. That can happen, too.)
Regardless of how you’re doing things, always be able to recognize a good shot. Keep a close eye out and be careful.
Filming a Travel Video
There are a lot of things to consider when filming a travel video. However, a lot of it boils down to knowing where you’re going, and what is and isn’t worth filming.
Last of all, know how to edit your video when the time comes. There’s plenty more out there on this subject, and if you’re interested then we encourage you to do more research.
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