How do you make a great travel film? Is it the epic panoramic views or the interesting footage you can’t see back home?
We partnered with Tajreen&Co to produce a new video on creating better travel films. Find out how to improve your travel videos with better shots, higher quality audio, and more.
Tip #1: Create Context
Build context for your travel videos with establishing shots, wide angles of the scenery, aerial perspectives, and through other footage that helps tell your story.
Tip #2: Shoot Things At Least Twice
Capturing scenes multiple times will help you to fully tell the story and give the viewer a more clear picture of the destination.
Go wide and then get a close up. Or, take stills and moving shots to alternate in your film. Use different perspectives for short snippets and other cuts throughout your video.
Tip #3: Capture the Experience Immersively
Capture what you’re doing, what you’re seeing, and what you’re feeling. Give the viewer a full experience and look into your trip and the gorgeous place you are documenting.
Capture what you’re doing with fun drone clips from above or distant zooms into the activities.
Capture what you’re seeing with various angles and wide views of your visual perspective. Show the environment.
Capture what you’re feeling by documenting the elements, the wind, the water, the heat, and the energy.
Tip #4: Focus on the Details (Audio + Visual)
For travel videos, it’s a good ideas to overshoot the details. You want to have a large library of clips to pull from when editing your film down.
Don’t forget about sound! Proper use of sound effects, music, and audio elements can fully immerse the viewer in your story and capture their attention.
The Travel Triangle
An easy way to remember how to capture a scene immersively.
The Travel Triangle – What are you doing, seeing, and feeling? (watch around 2:55-3:05 to learn more about this)
Travel Video Tips Recap
Full recap of all the tips covered in our video collaboration with Tajreen&Co on producing better travel films.
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