Your Beginner Guide To Creating DIY Video Content
If you have an interest in making videos and you want to create content on your own at home, then you just have to have the right knowledge and tools to help you create an engaging and useful video. There are many tasks that a video maker should be aware of. These tasks can be quite technical but it’s important to be conscious of while making a video.
Since your goal is to create video content on your own and likely won’t have the support of a production team, we’ve outlined some key tips to make your video creation easier:
Step 1: Getting Started
Starting your video without a proper plan or a vague idea of what you are going to do will simply end up as a waste of your time and efforts.
Instead, question yourself as to –
- What is the purpose of your video?
- Who is featured in the video
- What is the storyline? To generate a storyline, you will have to brainstorm and create something that will serve the purpose and bring value to your audience.
Step 2: Creating Your Content
- Your Subject
Once you have started filming, it’s important that the person in front of the camera knows what they have to do and what your expectations are from them. The sound, the position, the outfit, etc. should fit the context of the video. To make sure things go right later, you can even take a few clips prior to your DIY video.
- Your Set-up
The set-up you create for your DIY video should have all the essentials such as the tripod, lights, microphone, etc, so that you are well equipped to produce quality content. For instance, there may be a scene or two which might need extra lighting, and for this, you cannot just rely on the natural light. Therefore, carry your own light equipment to enhance the video and focus on the actor’s expressions. To make sure the sound is right, use a microphone.
- Get Started!
When you start shooting, make sure the eye level you have set is correct and get the focus right. The presenter should look like they are in the right position and the camera should not create any awkward spaces in the background. The attention should be on the presenter and sometimes on the background so that the audience could indulge in the entire feel of your content.
Step 3: Editing Your Videos
Post editing enhances the quality of your production. By taking time to edit your video you can ensure your content looks visually appealing and adds a professional touch. This can be done by slightly enhancing the colors, increasing the brightness, and so forth. If you don’t have any pro tools, you can try a number of online platforms or apps that are available on the play store to give you that edge to make your video standout.
Our Video Strategists’ top picks: Magisto (Mobile App) and Adobe Premiere Pro (Desktop), or Mojo (Mobile App) if you want to create a video using a certain template.
There are many ways to improve your video making skills. Attend workshops that can help you grow. You may also find a team out there which would be willing to help you with your content. Good luck!