How to Make an Amazing Travel Video?
Travelling has always been an inherent part of every person’s life. It allows people to make some beautiful memories that they can cherish forever. And, what’s better than cherishing these travel memories with your loved ones by making a fascinating travel video, right? However, creating high-quality, engaging videos is what many people struggle with. So how to turn a family vacation and moments into a film you’d like to see again and again?
If you are also looking for answers to this question, you are right. Whether you are planning a family trip to the mesmerizing beaches or mountain hiking, here are some tips you must follow to make an amazing travel video from your family vacation.
Use the Right Filming Equipment
While it is okay to use a smartphone to film a vacation video on your smartphone, you must invest in a DSLR camera or an HD Camcorder if you want to create a professional-looking video or if you plan to create multiple video transitions. If you are moving to a holiday destination that needs a durable camera more appropriate for a tough environment, it is better to purchase an action camera.
In addition, if you have the funds available and ample space in your luggage, you can also carry a drone camera. It will help you take the cinematic aerial footage and will be a great addition to your holiday movie!
Do Not Shoot Everything You See
It is common for every person to feel like capturing every minute of their family vacation. However, you must understand that not every minute of your holiday might be fascinating to film and watch again and again. Thus, to steer clear of the trouble of undergoing hours of editing, it is prudent that you film only some parts of your vacation.
Furthermore, it is better to use the parts you will most likely use when making the final edit while making your videos perfect using a video maker. Another reason you must restrict your video filming is because you will hardly get any time to enjoy your trip with your family.
Try to Interview Your Family Members and Local People
Recording what you are witnessing and experiencing during your family holiday is amazing, but what about what you think and feel about your vacation? Therefore, it is essential to create a well-rounded video that flawlessly sums up your family vacation by taking some vlog-like interviews with your family members!
So during your family vacation, take some time to ask your family members about how they feel, what they love the most, and other related things. Furthermore, to make your video more engaging, it is better to shoot interview videos of the locals (especially when you are traveling to a foreign country).
Think About the Story You Would Like to Convey.
If you aspire to make your travel video look cinematic, it is necessary to think about the story you would like to convey. You might begin with why you have selected this particular destination for your family vacation. If this is somehow connected to your childhood memories, filming old photo collections with your childhood photographs in that very destination might be a pleasant backdrop for the upcoming video.
Build Diverse Footage for your Travel Video
When filming a family vacation video, it is always better to experiment with the perspectives and angles to make your video more diverse. If you have a DSLR camera, a camcorder, or a drone, it is prudent to use them to capture spectacular bird’s-eye videos of the area or fantastic hues of the corals and fish you’ll glimpse under the water. These travel videos can serve exceptionally to shoot beautifully in various places.
You can likewise broaden your videos by shooting quick clips and creating images that you can add to the final editing. For example, shoot some exotic birds or the tides moving onto the seashore or some close-up photos of the residents with an impressive appearance. Such small details will let your video show the destination’s surroundings agreeably.
Remember That Video Is Always About Motion.
Motion is the only thing that makes travel video different from travel photography. Shooting stationary constructions is tedious and meaningless as you can reasonably give the area’s surroundings via the picture.
Also, take care that you use a video transition to make your video look more engaging and well-connected. You can also film your loved ones enjoying the beach waves, your parents dancing or any other funny moments that will help you relive those memories later.
Try to Get Some Variety in Your Videos.
Give your vacation videos some variety (how you film them and what you are trying to shoot) to make them seem less like a home film and more like a perfect documentary! For example, if you are on a family vacation in Spain or Mauritius, do not simply shoot stunning pictures of the equatorial panorama or video of your children making a sandcastle at the beach.
Furthermore, you must try to include a broad assortment of other images. Such as, tape selfies in front of an impressive background or a creative clip of the tides hitting against the coast. Or, simply a short clip of the seashell you found in the sand. In addition, building unconventional videos like these will assist you in better incorporating more details into your video and make it the perfect picture of your holiday.
Furthermore, it is advisable to shoot your video from diverse angles to make it look more engaging. It is where a drone or an action camera will come in handy since they can make it feasible to shoot from an aerial stance or even underwater.
Connect Your Videos in a Meaningful Way
This is likely one of the most difficult and time-consuming aspects, even when editing a travel video with the most seamless online video maker. Most family vacation videos look like random pictures and videos joined together with no meaning or narrative behind them, which is okay. However, if you plan to make a great travel video that you want to cherish for a lifetime, it is better to ensure that the video clips remain connected.
The Bottom Line
To sum up, we can say that making beautiful videos is an art. And, you will need some time to master it, just like any other art. It is more like a trial and error process that concerns experimenting and failures. So when you want to create stunning videos of your family vacation, never be afraid to experiment. Grab your camera at any moment that seems crucial for you and your loved ones. And, record your emotions to relive them later.
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I wish I had read this post before our Kashmir vacation but sigh, I don’t have the patience for making amazing travel videos like you! Although I did record a lot of footage with my camera.
I was thinking of creating some travel videos myself and I am so happy that I stumbled upon your blog and discovered such great and detailed tips on capturing travel in an interesting format.
My girl loves making travel videos and I am sure these tips will help her a lot in making them. Thanks for sharing all handy and great tips.
I love your travel videos and this post explain why they are so good. I feel paying attention on tiny details make a huge difference in overall result. I love capturing nature videos and follow most of the pointers you have mentioned here.
I have so many videos I shot in Kashmir recently. But editing them is a nightmare. I am not good at technology and I don’t know how to fuse and edit videos to look slick like most instagram reels.
I agree making videos is an art, I try but as you said it taken time to get hang of it. And I feel the most important is that your family shoulder cooperate..haha
You are right, it is not possible to capture each part of your vacation and selecting few moments for video is good or a particular destination as you said. In travel videos I look for what are the person learnings through that travel, and if that is conveyed then certainly you hold my attention.
I have DSLR but never had shoot and made travel video with it as I think carrying camera bag become another luggage to take care of with kids. I am going to Amritsar and definitely going to click from DSLR.
My husband takes incharge of capturing pictures and videos for my Instagram reels.i will share this post with him as well .we both love to make reels
I must say these are some valuable inputs for people who love to capture their travel moments in the form of video. Yes I also think that one should not capture each moment of his or her travel as audience might get bored. Also it is important to enjoy the holiday as well.
For a travel blogger and writer, this post contains some extremely useful information. Thank you so much for sharing these amazing tips.
I absolutely love watching your videos and I now know why they’re really good. Looking to adopt soem techniques from here
I love travelling with free hands, without any gadgets and taking pictures and videos is up to my husband then. These are important tips to follow. I will try to share these with my daughter who has a liking for photography and videography.
I love capturing travel memories . I know it is difficult as it requires lot of creativity and technical knowledge . Will definitely keep your points in mind .