It’s relatively easy to create great looking video when you have things that are under your control in your studio, but what about when you want to shoot video while traveling on the go? On this week’s Creator’s Tip, Sonia Gil provides us with 6 tips and tricks that she uses to create great looking videos for her travel show on YouTube.
6 Tips for Shooting Video When Traveling
There are a lot of things to factor in when shooting outside and on the move, but here are a few tips that Sonia Gil of www.YouTube.com/SoniasTravels shared with us to help make your video a little better.
- Have Back-Up Gear. At a minimum, be sure you carry a lot of batteries and SD cards with you wherever you go.
- Use a Boom. Set your camera up on a boom that you can hold in your hand. This will allow you to hold the camera in your hand to film and give you a more stable shot.
- Enlist the Help of Friends. It’s helpful to have even a small crew to help carry equipment and get shots you need.
- Be Sensitive to the Mood of the Place. Don’t just enter a place and start shooting footage. When you arrive somewhere, get a feel for the place and make people feel comfortable. You want to be able to capture a realistic feel so make it as easy as possible for the others who will be in the shot to be natural.
- Include Yourself in the Shot. It’s your video so don’t forget to include yourself in the shot instead of just always taking shots of the area.
- Ask Permission to Shoot Video and Be Polite. Being polite and courteous will go a long way in winning favor with local individuals.
QUESTION: What tips do you have for shooting video while traveling or on the go?