How to make an Instagram Video, Fast
We headed to the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town as it is the biggest tourist attraction in Africa, yes Africa, not just South Africa. The Waterfront isn't just a shopping mall, it is a real tourist attraction as there are an array of different things to do and experience for the whole family.
You can imagine we had loads of opportunity to film and create Instagram videos. Our Goal was to create short series of Instagram videos that other people wouldn't get bored watching.
Our Camera of choice for this day was a LG V30. Yes, the V30 is a smartphone, but that is the point. You should be making the videos using the best camera in the world, and for us, the best camera in the world, is the one you have with you.
For us, the best camera in the world, is the one you have with you. travelvids.tv
Everyone carries their mobile phone with them these days. That's why its the best camera to use! You can film and create a video all on one device, quick and easy.
Creating Instagram Videos is Easy if you plan it right.
The 5 Instagram Videos we made from our day trip to the V & A Waterfront in Cape Town.
Artisan food mall. The V&A Food Market. It has everything from salty to sweet and everything in between.
Silo district, for art and architecture and the fantastic view from the roof of the Radisson RED hotel.
What did we see.
A typical what did we see video, in this video we shot lots of close ups to give you a memory of what experienced, did you notice we recorded the guys playing music the whole way through the Instagram video.
Did you notice we recorded the guys playing music the whole way through the Instagram video.
Down at the Water
Down at the actual waterfront and docks, lots of opportunities to capture Cape Towns in all its glory and great spot to get the family photo of Table Mountain.A typical what did we see video, in this video we shot lots of close ups to give you a memory of what experienced.
Down in the Clock Tower district we knew there was a lot of destinations as the boat to Robbin Island sales form the clock Tower, seals have a little chilling spot. The opportunity shot was the guys on their way to the rugby 7s, it was a moment to remember so it gets in the video.
This is a re-purposed YouTube video of our 4am hike up Lions Head, they make perfect CTA call to action videos for Instagram, and with a little practice you can make videos like this.
Planning Your Instagram Video Shoot.
It's important to plan your video shoot before you leave. If you don't you will overshoot content and this will end up with you spending hours and hours trying to edit. To capture an experience you are only going to need 10 - 20 shots to create your Instagram video. We first created a short list of the areas of interest along with their attractions. Then we created shot lists for each of these areas ....
The best thing about creating Instagram videos is that they only last 1 minute. You can have fun creating the video without spending the whole day, living behind the lens of your smartphone.
Creating Instagram Videos is easier than you think.
We have taught lots of people how to create Instagram videos using only your mobile phone. We run walking tours and workshops that teach the fundamentals of video creation and the skills you need to make the process painless.
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