Tips On How to Edit Your Travel Video
Making travel videos is a lot of fun. You not only get to explore the best places of the globe, but you also get to share your experiences with your audience… who are completely unenvious of your life.
However, editing your holiday videos may be quite tough. Not only are there a lot of people creating them, making it virtually hard to be unique, but they are also known for being dull and time-consuming… unless you are unusually meticulous and cautious when filming your surroundings.
Make Use of Sound Effects to Enhance Your Visuals
Sound and images go together like macaroni and cheese. Using music in your videos can enhance it infinitely because music has a lot of effect in evoking emotions. So, whether they are standard sound effects, in-camera audio recordings, or foley you made in your garage, you may utilize them all to strengthen, inform, and stylize your film.
Make A Shot Plan
While you will record many things spur of the moment, you should have the skeletal framework outlined ahead of time. Plan your pictures carefully in order to capture and communicate your tale. Consider the angle you want the photo to be taken from, as well as the emotion you want to communicate. Take candid photographs of your surroundings to show your viewers what life is like on a daily basis. If you are going to utilize voiceovers, consider what you want to say while during your travels.
Remember that this is a “minute tour,” therefore the more images you shoot and viewpoints you include, the more complete your video will seem. With more footage, you will also have a lot more editing options. Attempt to arrange your shots in sequence during the filming process. This will assist you while editing your film since it will be much simpler to put your material together.
Maintain As Much Stability As Possible with the Camera
Many individuals are unaware of this until they return from their vacation, but even the tiniest bump or shake on camera may cause motion sickness on a large screen. Instead of shooting while walking, consider taking still images with a steady hand and focusing on your subject using gradual zoom capabilities. For example, if you are filming someone else, run ahead of them and let them walk by you as you slowly pan the camera. Having said that, do not overdo it. Nothing is more visually unpleasant than excessive zooming in and rapid panning. When you are shooting, come up with a regular method of shooting and adhere to it.
Get Over Your Shyness In Front of the Camera!
Get over your timidity whether you are putting together tour footage with a buddy or of yourself! This is a guided tour! Being uneasy on camera is your mind’s response to performing something unexpected – which is unpleasant. So, what are we going to do about this stumbling block? We break the ice with a sledgehammer known as “your personality.”
If this is your first video, you may need a few takes – particularly as you get more comfortable in front of the camera. Pretend you are discussing something to someone you are really comfortable with if you are speaking to the camera. Use proper body language to express your message and passion, and DO NOT put your hands in your pockets. Your body language is a dead giveaway that you are uneasy. Most importantly, above everything else, be yourself.
The Editing Process
You will know how to construct your pictures if you know how you are going to edit your video… at least when it comes to framing the point of interest. If it is on the right side of the frame, your viewers will be able to find it more easily if the following picture you cut to is likewise in the same general area.
You now have the basic outline of your film as well as the footage. Now comes the exciting part: editing!
Remove the Excess Fat
The first thing you should do is sit down and view all of your material, then “trim the fat.” Remove any undesired, unneeded, or badly filmed content from your video reel. The more you can cut, the simpler it will be to edit your video.
Re-Think Your Music Selection
Following your journey, you may have a different concept of what type of experience you want to communicate. Music may be really beneficial in this regard. You could get some inspiration from the music we discussed previously. If not, do not worry. The simplest approach to pick your music is to limit your options to five and listen/watch the film at the same time.
Tell Your Story
You now have everything you need to create a fantastic trip film from your footage. Consider elements like scene transitions, the usage of images, special effects, and voiceovers to assist you to convey your tale. While you have a skeletal framework and an overarching idea, there is no official framework for this – so do what seems appropriate to you. This is, after all, your Minute Tour.
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