Do you love to travel? What about having a big trip coming up that you’ll want to capture forever? Whatever the occasion, vlogs are a perfect way to express yourself and show your wild side! Here are our top 5 tips to make sure your video blogs reach a larger audience and are to their top potential!
#1- Don’t film EVERYTHING:
Might be surprising, but yes, it’s not necessary to film every second of what you’re doing. Taking time to enjoy the moment and be present is vital to how things come off across the camera. Also, when it’s all said and done, there are many clips that will be cut from the end project. The idea is to keep the viewer intrigued throughout the entire duration of your video. It’s also vital to live in the moment and see what you’re doing without the lens interfering.
#2- Film preferably around an action or location:
There are many different directions your own video can take. Most often, people post chronologically (like day-to-day vlogs). However, it’s been discovered that videos centered around a place or specific activity are a lot more ‘clickable’ than a video that covers the whole day. If you find a place you really enjoy experiencing, you can/should make a video of that! If you find a lot of the food a country has to offer to be delicious, why not make a food review vlog? Or if you travel to shop, create a haul video of everything you bought!
#3- Keep videos relatively short and consistent:
Ideal timing for a video would be just under three minutes due to the short attention span/loss of interest in consumers today. Also, talking segments should be planned to not take longer than 30 seconds. 30 seconds doesn’t seem like much time, but people are impatient on social media and are quick to move along if a video doesn’t continue to hold their interest. It also helps to keep in mind that your end goal is to make a video that is only a couple of minutes long. So in the future, when you remember it, you will naturally take shorter videos that capture the essence of what you’re trying to convey. At the end of the trip, you should have a lot of 3-7 second long clips that you compile to make the finished product. It makes editing with your future self, a lot easier.
#4- Show things from your literal point of view as well as your own perspective:
Make your audience feel like they’re right there with you! The biggest difference between a travel vlog and a normal travel video is that a travel vlog focuses a lot on you and your own personality. You can improve your vlog by adding some video clips taken from your specific point of view! People are usually watching you to get inspired and excited about traveling where you are one day, so use that to your advantage and film what they’d love to see! You can also express yourself by narrating what you’re doing as well as what you’re thinking at that time the action is happening.
#5- Study and learn from other travel vloggers!
Most importantly, watch other travel vlogs! There’s a whole lot of vlogs out there on YouTube that you can learn from. They are extremely beneficial to improve on your own skills. Voggers such as Hey Nadine, Mr. Ben Brown, or Fun For Louis are the most widely known for being the best at what they do. When you watch them, you will be able to see how the different tips come into play in their videos, and who knows, you might get ideas and inspiration for your next vlog!
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