You decided to shoot a video, which means there are many questions before you.
What to shoot, how to record sound, how to fix the camera?
In this article, you will find the answers to many of them.
Any experienced vlogger knows that achieving a quality image when shooting yourself is not an easy task. Here you can not do one smartphone in selfie mode, there will have to try.
We will tell you what equipment will help you to achieve beauty in the frame.
On which camera will you shoot your vlog?
There may be many options: an action camera, SLR camera, digital, video camera, and even a smartphone. To make a choice, you need to decide on the format of your vlog.
So, an action camera is suitable for dynamic videos, and a mirror one for static ones.
If you want to shoot dynamic videos on a DSLR, then you should be patient. The fact is that an ordinary camera will constantly move in any case, and the image will be blurry, low-quality, “jumping”. To avoid this, the steady cam will help. This is a portable system that stabilizes the camera for shooting in motion. If you are going to shoot yourself all the time, but at the same time have very good image quality, then the best option for the camera will be a camera with a flip screen, which you can find in this article.
Sound in the video is one of the most important moments. The microphone in the camera or on the smartphone is not very good quality. He records a lot of extraneous sounds. So, if you decide to shoot a video on the street without an external microphone, then instead of your voice, your audience will hear anything the sounds of the street, the wind, and the work of the camera itself.
If you want to record video at once with clear sound, then use a microphone connected by wire to the camera. With a voice recorder, you will then have to overlay the video. But the voice recorder will allow you to record sound at any distance from the camera.
When you buy a lens, you may face financial problems.
Some video bloggers do an excellent job without expensive lenses, shooting on whale lenses or even on a smartphone. But if you have planned to buy a lens, then choose it relative to the format of commercials. A portrait is perfect for a beauty video, and wide-angle or even fish-ai is perfect for a video.
It is impossible to make a good video without a tripod on most cameras, even if the SLR camera is on a flat surface. The reason is that there are practically no perfectly smooth surfaces, and you will see for yourself if you start shooting video without a tripod.
The script is very important when creating a video. Before shooting, it must be re-read several times to remember well. But memorizing a large text is difficult, and here the prompter will help you. It can be an e-book, a smartphone, a tablet, and just a printed text. Put the prompter next to the camera and periodically peep into it to forget nothing.
Obviously, the ability to shoot video and process it affects the attitude of the audience to the vlog. Most often, newbie bloggers make the following mistakes when maintaining a vlog:
-periodically “jerk” the camera, which is why the focus is constantly lost (with a weak camera, this video is also blurred);
-they shoot video clips on weak video cameras, which is why the image is of poor quality;
-most people will not be interested in such videos;
-they do not add music and sound effects to their videos or, on the contrary, add unsuccessful or excessively aggressive sounds;
-they do not add special effects to the video, which makes the video look bland, ordinary this is unlikely to catch the audience.
The willingness to devote all your time to video blogging, without thinking about the early monetization of the vlog, will bring popularity to your brainchild. And it’s not necessary to think about earning money, it will appear itself as soon as your blog becomes quite popular and will win the love of a certain number of regular viewers.