Five Easy Tips To Make A Travel Video

Are you planning a trip and want to make a travel video to remember your experience? Or maybe you have already been on an amazing trip and want to share your adventure with friends and family. 

Whatever your reasons for wanting to make a travel video, there are a few things you should keep in mind to make sure your travel video is enjoyable to watch.

Here are the five tips to know before making a travel video.

Decide The Content of The Travel Video

The first thing to consider is what kind of video you want to make. Do you want it to be a documentary of your entire trip or just a highlights reel? 

If you are confused, start with a highlights reel. You can always expand on your video later if you have more time.

Once you know what kind of video you want to make, it is time to plan your shots. Think about what you want to include in your video and what kind of story you want to tell. If you are unsure about where to begin, look up resources online to plan your shots.

Check out this video I made at a fabulous hotel in Nashville, TN

Consider these tips:

  • If you plan to tell a story, record a guided travel video.
  • If you want to share snippets, record everything to anything – from the aesthetics to the people, culture to modernity, and food to nature.
  • If you want to share a collection of photos in a video, only focus on a few proximities to capture. 

Prepare Your Camera Settings Before Leaving

If you are planning on making a travel video, it is important to ensure your camera settings are perfect before leaving. This will ensure that you capture high-quality footage throughout your trip. 

Here are a few tips to help you get started:

  1. Use a tripod: A tripod will help keep your camera still while filming, resulting in smoother, more professional-looking footage.
  2. Invest in a camera stabilizer: A camera stabilizer can further help reduce camera shake, giving your video an even more polished look.
  3. Set your aperture to a low number: A low aperture setting will give your video a shallow depth of field, which can be visually pleasing.
  4. Use a wide-angle lens: A wide-angle lens will help you capture more of your surroundings in each shot.

Shoot The Content

Once you have a plan for your shots, it is time to film. Remember to keep your shots steady and focused, and avoid shaking the camera if you are not used to holding a camera.

You can shoot the best content by using the below equipment:

1. The best way to make a travel video is to use a tripod. 

A few key elements go into making a great travel video:

  • First, you need to ensure you have a steady shot by using a tripod. This will help you capture all the details of your surroundings with no unwanted shake or blur. 
  • Second, try to add some interesting and unique elements to your video. This could include interviewing locals, exploring off-the-beaten-path locations, or incorporating creative camera angles. 
  • Last, edit your video down to a tight and engaging one.

2. Another way to make your travel videos look great is to use a gimbal.

If you want your travel videos to look great, using a gimbal is a great way to do it. A gimbal stabilizes your camera, so you can get smooth shots even when you are moving around. 

This can make a big difference in the quality of your video, and it is something that any serious travel videographer should consider.

3. You can also use a drone to capture amazing footage of your travel experience.

For the place you are looking to get some amazing footage, a drone is a great option. With a drone, you can get a bird’s-eye view of your accommodation, which can be very satisfying to the viewers. 

Drones can help you capture footage of your visiting place that you could not get otherwise.

Edit Your Travel Videos

Ensure your final product is engaging and enjoyable to watch. First, start by choosing the best footage you have. Not every scene or shot needs to be included in the last video, so pick what you think are the most interesting or visually appealing scenes. 

You can quickly edit your compelling video using the easy video editor tool. Experiment with different editing techniques to create a unique video. 

Add a personal touch by including your narration. Choose a song or songs that reflect the mood or theme of your video. 

Finally, add some titles or captions to your video. Most video editors let you do that easily, and it’s a great way to introduce the different locations, share some fun facts about your trip, and export your video in a format that can be easily shared with others.

Choose The Right Music

The right music can set the tone for your travel video and help to create the perfect atmosphere. It can also be used to add an emotional connection to the footage.

When choosing the music for your travel video, there are a few things to consider: 

  • Think about the overall tone and feel of the video. Are you trying to create a fun and light-hearted video or a more serious and emotive one? The music you choose should reflect this.
  • Consider the location of your video. Is it set in a bustling city or a more rural area? The music should be appropriate for the setting.
  • Think about the people who will be watching your video. What kind of music do they like? Choose something that will appeal to them.

The Best Way To Create Travel Videos: In A Nutshell

Whether you are shooting a travel video for your enjoyment or documenting your trip for others, there are a few key things to keep in mind to ensure your video is as cinematic and enjoyable to watch as possible:

  • First, plan and shoot with a purpose. Decide what story you want to tell and the kind of footage you will need to capture that story. 
  • Next, be sure to shoot a variety of footage, including close-ups, wide shots, and establishing shots. Also, be sure to add b-roll footage to add interest and variety to your video. 
  • Finally, when editing your video, be sure to use a variety of techniques, including transitions, music, and special effects, to make your video flow smoothly and keep viewers engaged. 

By following these tips, you can create a travel video that is both informative and visually appealing.

About the author

Malika Bowling

Malika is the author of several books including Culinary Atlanta: Guide to the Best Restaurants, Markets, Breweries and More! and the founder of Roamilicious. She is also a Digital Marketing and Social Media Consultant. Follow us @Roamilicious on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest for the content not shared on the blog. And don't forget to subscribe to our newsletter (subscribe box below) and never miss a contest, giveaway or the latest must visit restaurant!