When it comes to video creation, there are a few do’s and don’ts that will help you create successful videos. In this blog post, we’ll discuss some of the most important ones so that you can make sure your videos are engaging and well-received by viewers. Ready? Let’s get started!
Always be aware of your surroundings
It’s important that you capture all the scenery and details in order to hold someone’s attention for long periods of time. You want them to feel like they’re there with you, so if it’s a beautiful day outside or something interesting is happening nearby, then use these opportunities! If not and you’re shooting in your bedroom, make sure there’s something that will spark a person’s curiosity and hold their attention.
Your surroundings aren’t the only thing to be aware of though. You also need to make sure that your video is original and creative with shots so people continue watching it even if they’re on-the-go. That’s why we recommend keeping videos under five minutes, but you can always create a series by uploading more than one video!
Do not use copyrighted music or images without
Do not use copyrighted images or music without permission! If you are posting on social media platforms like YouTube, it is important to know the rules about what can be used because they differ from site to site. For example, you can post copyrighted music on Instagram stories. So if you’re making a video about your favorite song and want to include the lyrics or an image of the album cover in your story–make sure to be aware of what is allowed!
There are many examples of people who have gotten into trouble with copyright violations. One famous example is a YouTuber who had to take down her videos because of copyright violations. If you are making a video and find it necessary to use copyrighted music or images, make sure that you have permission!
Be original and creative with your shots
Be original and creative with your shots so that viewers are interested in what you have to say. The most successful videos are those that make people want to watch over and over again because they feel like there’s always something new to see. This is achieved by getting different angles, close-ups, long shots–anything really! You can use some old tricks too like incorporating a timer or adding captions on the screen for added interest.
Tips on how to create captivating videos include:
- Try to get different angles, close ups, long shots–anything really!
- Incorporate a timer or add captions on the screen for added interest.
- Make sure your video is under five minutes because people are usually on the go and don’t have much time to spare.
Keep the video under 5 minutes
Keep your videos under five minutes for people on the go. This is important because in this day and age many people are too busy to invest any longer than that into a video–so if you want them to share it or even watch it again after they’ve finished watching the first time, make sure its not more than three minutes long.
Long videos can also be distracting or boring for some viewers who just want to get the gist of what you’re talking about and then go on their merry way. There are some exceptions to this rule, like if you’re creating a video about your favorite book and need to talk more in-depth about it. But for the most part, we recommend keeping videos under five minutes.
Shorter videos are also a great way to keep viewers on the edge of their seat. You can build suspense by waiting for something exciting or interesting to happen and then quickly cutting it off, so that they’ll want to continue watching in order to see what happens next!
Add a brief introduction about yourself
Make an introduction that is brief and succinct about yourself–why you made this video and any other information that may be relevant to your video (e.g., if it’s an advertisement). The more people know about who created the content in front of them, the better they will feel towards what they are watching!
Things to include in an introduction are:
- What this video is about (you can also include a prompt to get viewers thinking, such as “How do YOU feel when you’re on the go?”)
- A brief introduction of yourself and why you made this video. For example, if it’s an advertisement for a new product–tell people what that product does and why they should buy it.
- Anything else that may be relevant to your video–such as if you’re advertising a new product, the name of the company and when people can purchase it!
Make sure to add “copyright” at the end of every video
It’s important to always add “copyright” at the end of any video that you create. This is a common practice and will ensure that those who steal your content don’t get away with it because they’re making money off something belonging to someone else!
If you see your videos being misused, you have the right to take legal action. So be sure to add “copyright” at the end of your videos so that no one steals them!
Never stop filming until you’re finished editing
Never stop filming until you have finished editing–even if you have to take a break and come back later! Editing can be the most frustrating part of making videos, so it’s important that you don’t give up because there is always hope.
Filming as much material as possible will also reduce the time it takes to edit. It’s a lot faster to cut out unnecessary scenes or shots rather than having to film them again!
In conclusion, the best way to make an engaging video is by being creative and original with your shots. Having a captivating introduction, keeping the video under five minutes long, including copyright at the end of it–these are all great ways to please viewers who have less time on their hands for videos!