If you are an amateur or professional user of social media you will have noticed the difference a polished piece of media can make to a content feed. There are several ways to create a professional travel video with some key tricks. First, select a backing song before editing to establish tone. Second, use the location to inspire the tone of the piece. Research similar locations and media created around them. Third, realize that your scenes in a video need to connect into a broader narrative. Fourth, a wide lens on your camera helps to stabilize a hand held shot, and a mono pod can help with quick shots.
- Pick your music beforehand as the music can then be listened to while you are shooting so you can get a good idea of what the final product will look like.
- Plan a theme for your shoot depending on the centralized location that you are shooting in so it’ll be recognizable.
- Use a wide lens as you won’t have to carry around a tripod and you also won’t run into warping problems.
“All of your shots should connect somehow. There should be a common thread through them all, whether it’s a theme of the city you connect with, or maybe the composition of the shot that makes it all fit together.”