Travel vlogging is one of the most common forms of vlogging for content creators because filming and capturing moments from your trip is something that everyone can do. Just because they have the means to do so doesn’t mean that everyone can create a quality result. That’s why we find on the internet a considerable oversupply of travel videos, where most don’t show any interest or particularity, with very few videos being the ones that stand out for their quality and professionalism.
Recording and editing your videos is a continuous learning process that one would compare to photography. Regardless of the level, you may be at; there is always room for a little more knowledge and evolution of your existing skills. Let’s get acquainted together, some basic principles for creating and editing your travel videos, so that you can create a professional result in a relatively short time, which will attract the attention of more and more viewers.
Before you start your journey
Before you leave for your next destination, you should have created your so-called “action plan” for your vlog. Having a general idea of what your video will show, what places to visit and how to present it is the first and perhaps most essential step in creating content. In this way, you have a particular goal at your disposal, which you will try to achieve during your visit to each destination. An extensive and thorough research on the destination you visit will give you the time lead but also the valuable knowledge about what you will actually encounter.
Plan your shots
Certainly, during your visit, many things will be recorded spontaneously. However, this does not mean that you should not have a necessary content capture and creation framework. As mentioned above, the proper design of your shots will predetermine your videos’ style and feel. In this way, you will be able to capture in an appropriate way all those things that you are trying to “narrate” through your content. Try to take realistic shots that transport the viewer to a specific location, giving it a strong sense of everyday life and the experience you had.
If you are thinking of adding a few voice-over points to share your thoughts as you present your video footage, then try to capture your own feelings as you videotaped all this material. In this way, you manage to create a realistic and human element, something that every viewer could identify with. Also, the use of voice-over points adds a sense of professionalism and quality to your vlog. Whether you are recording your own parts, or choosing an agency of voice actors, such as Voquent, with a vast variety of professionals who will help you effectively create your content, you should know that this way of presenting your material is totally recommended.
The editing process
At this equally important point, you have gathered the core of your content, which you will edit and present in such a way as to create the best possible experience for your viewers. First, you need to “remove the fat” from your video, which means you have to exclude from your final material, all those video shots that do not meet your ultimate goal.
This way, you will have a more compact and cohesive material in your hands, which you will be able to process more efficiently. Then carefully choose the addition of music layers to your video, which will give the unique tone and character to your content. Choosing the right song for your vlog will significantly determine your content’s overall presentation, which is very important to keep your viewers engaged.
By now, you will have managed to turn your audiovisual material into the ideal narrator of your own travel story. The transitions of your video shots, the use of voiceovers and music, the direction and the use of the editing software, are your only tools in this highly creative process. With the proper and correct use of these tools, you will be able to present in the best possible way your travel experience and create a video that overflows with character and personality.
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