4 Simple Tips To Produce Great Travel Videos For YouTube

4 Simple Tips To Produce Great Travel Videos For YouTube

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Are you interested in becoming a travel video blogger and traveling to exotic places across the globe while capturing videos of your experiences? Or maybe you just want to be able to take footage from your vacations and produce impressive travel videos to share with your friends and family? Regardless of why you want to produce great travel videos for YouTube, there are a few simple tips that you should always keep in mind:

  • Define and focus on the story

While you’re recording the video and as you cut it together there is one thing that should be at the forefront of your mind: The story. Ideally, you should clearly define the type of story that you want to tell, the angle that you want your travel video to cover, and the footage that you would like to include in it. Try to be as specific as possible about the story that you want to tell so that your video stands out. Is it about the culture? Architecture? History? Food? Natural beauty? Every travel video should have a common thread that links together the overall story – and deciding what that is in advance can help you to record the right footage.

  • Invest in the right equipment

To record great travel videos you’ll need the right tools, but more importantly, you should start by investing in the right equipment. Instead of just buying the most expensive camera that you can find, it would be better to focus on other equipment that may help more – such as a good external microphone, mic muffs, a portable tripod, and so on. Honestly, the camera that you use should be one of the last items that you invest in, and you can get by with any decent digital camera if you need to – or even a good smartphone in a pinch.

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  • Connect shots in a way that gives them meaning

One of the hardest parts of editing together a good travel video is connecting shots in a manner that is meaningful and gives the video a strong structure. If you just stitch together random clips, your video won’t have much focus and won’t really tell the story that you want it to tell. Instead, you should carefully curate the video footage that is available and find ways to connect them. It will be time-consuming, and you may want to explore different types of cuts that you can use to connect shots.

  • Keep the video short – and tightly focused

Although you may have recorded enough video footage for a 30-minute video, few people are going to sit through that. Instead, you should try to keep your video short and tightly-focused on the story that you’re trying to tell. Don’t be afraid to trim out any extraneous footage that doesn’t add to or advance the story in a meaningful way. It is important to be ruthless and keep the video as short as possible to make it more engaging.

While there is a lot more involved in producing great travel videos, the tips listed above should give you a good place to start. As you can see in order to make a YouTube video that stands out you will need to carefully edit it, and for example, you can use Movavi Video Editor to help with that part. Initially, you will find it challenging to create travel videos that are impressive, and your first few attempts may fall shy of your expectations. It is important that you don’t get discouraged, but instead learn from them and use the experience to improve your next few attempts.

This is a collaborative post. MinaSlater.com sometimes allows collaborators to submit posts which may be helpful to its readers. Any post on this website not written by Mina Slater will be labeled accordingly. Thank you for supporting our collaborators, we hope you enjoy this post.

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