Videography is an exciting and fun new medium, but there are some basic things that you need to know to make your videos stand out from the crowd. There’s a lot of information about videography, but these tips will help you get started on the right path.
Make sure the resolution reflects the type of video you’re producing
The resolution of your video depends on the type of video you’re producing. A low-resolution video is best for web use, while a high-resolution video is better suited to TV production. For example, suppose you’re producing a promotional video for your business that will be posted online. In that case, you will likely get away with using a lower resolution than if your goal were to get your work into television programming.
Don’t Have Too Many Cooks In The Kitchen
It’s a simple fact: the more people you have working on your video, the less likely it is that everyone will be on the same page. When multiple people influence your project’s direction, it’s easy to lose sight of the goal and end up with a disjointed product.
The same goes for decision-making. If you’re making decisions independently without consulting anyone else, or if everyone is trying to make decisions together but not entirely agreeing on how things should look or feel, your video will suffer. You need at least one person who knows what they’re doing—and ideally more than just one!
Remember To Use Your Imagination
Remember that you are the storyteller. You can use your imagination to create a video that will stand out from others in the marketplace.
Be Mindful Of The Lighting
You might think that you need to use a lot of lights to get your videos to look as good as professional ones, but there are many ways to maximize natural light. If you can find an area with lots of windows facing south, you’ll have plenty of sunlight coming through. The best part about using natural light is that it’s free and requires no additional equipment!
Many kinds of reflectors, diffusers, and other lights can also be used to get the right feel for your video (all these items can be bought online). If you want something more permanent than buying a new reflector every time, like if one breaks or gets lost, consider buying an umbrella kit instead. Umbrellas work by shooting out even brighter light than those found in most homes; they’re also effortless to set up on tripods since all three poles connect at one end.
This will make taking photos much more manageable because we no longer have to worry about where we’re pointing our camera.”
Music Makes The Movie
Music is a powerful tool in the filmmaker’s arsenal. It can help set the mood, drive the story, and make people feel things.
It can also help you stand out and make your work memorable.
Write Like No One Reads
- Write like no one reads. The best way to get your message across is to write like you speak and then edit out the filler words, phrases, and sentences that aren’t necessary. Adding subtitles to your videos is also a great way to engage more audience.
- Write like you’re telling a story. When I was in school, we learned about five different writing styles: expository (when you’re explaining something), narrative (when you’re telling a story), descriptive (when you’re painting a picture), persuasive (when you’re making an argument for something), and argumentative/persuasive (which involves both of the above). In my opinion, most people are better at one or two than they are at all five—and if you can master just one or two of those kinds of writing styles, it’ll make your videography stand out from everyone else’s videos!
- Write like it’s an email. When people send emails back-and-forth with their friends about work stuff during their lunch break at work, it looks like everything’s fine because they don’t want their boss reading over their shoulder and seeing what they think about them… but in reality? They’re not happy working there anymore because they hate dealing with this person so much! Writing like an email helps us avoid saying things we shouldn’t say if someone else might read our messages later on down the road when there isn’t enough time left before quitting; instead, we should write them down somewhere safe until later when even after leaving work behind forever still doesn’t feel right yet either way due to fear of losing friendships since everyone knows each other pretty well…
Keep It Simple, Silly
The theme of keeping it simple, silly is a common one in videography. A good video doesn’t need to be long and drawn out. Instead, videos should be short and sweet: an effective way to keep your audience engaged and excited about what you have to offer. The following tips will help you create a great video that can be watched again and again:
- Keep It Short
- Keep It Simple
- Keep It Simple, Silly
Shoot The Footage First, Edit Later
- Shoot the footage first, and edit later. If you think about it, the whole point of shooting a video is to have something to edit. So why not shoot everything and then start editing? It’ll save you time and allow you to focus on creating a fantastic video rather than wasting time re-shooting things that don’t look right in the final product.
- Use a tripod if possible. While this isn’t always feasible (or necessary) while filming outdoors or in public places, having a steady shot can be crucial when filming indoors or in any other place where fewer people are moving around than usual.
- Avoid using your camera’s built-in light meter for automatic exposure settings—especially if it’s wrong! The key here is consistency: ensure every scene has the same brightness level so that all of your clips will look consistent when put together later during post-production editing sessions with Final Cut Pro X software (which we’ll talk about later).
Being mindful of these tips will help your videography stand out
Next, make sure you’re editing your videos properly. You could be taking beautiful shots and filming great moments, but the whole thing will fall flat if your editing isn’t up to snuff. Here are some tips for getting started with video editing:
- Use an app or website that lets you download raw footage from a camera like GoPro or Sony Action Cam. This way, when it’s time for editing, you’ll have everything at hand instead of having to wait for downloading times or having to go through all the footage before being able to pick out what works best in each scene as opposed to just watching all of it at once (which takes forever).
- Use professional-level software such as VEED, which has all sorts of useful functions like auto-editing and easy-to-use features.
- Learn how to do basic things like trimming clips into shorter sections where needed or resizing your videos to fit any social media platform; adjusting volume levels throughout multiple clips at once so specific conversations aren’t too loud while others are barely audible; adding music tracks/sound effects separately from any other audio elements already present in each scene/clip, so they don’t overlap one another when played back together again later on after being edited into place within more extensive sequences (e.g., montages).