Make a Travel Video: Hiking Video Tips

Travelvids was invited to join a group of hikers to explore Paarl Rock and the surrounding regions (see video at the bottom of this post). On this day it was pouring with rain but that didn't stop us from having fun. We want to share some tips with you regarding making hiking videos.

Change the perspective!

It's all too common that people who go out and film hiking videos tend to only have two types of shots. The selfie and the POV.

If you really want to give your video some feel good dynamic you have to mix it up and throw in some extra shots. Get other people to take the shot of you talking so that there is a wider view of the background.

Or place the camera down up ahead and run back for some walk by shots. 

Don't miss the close ups!

In our Online Course we cover this aspect in great detail. Close Up shots are incredibly important and you should fill in as many as you can. It will up your video's look and feel big time.

This is especially important if you are only using a mobile phone as you will have the ingredients to wow the viewers without the need of a drone and other expensive gear.


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Please tell us about your hiking experiences and even shore your videos with us in the comments section at the bottom of this page.


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