Looking forward to making some professional videos? Then, that’s not a problem! It only requires adequate planning and detailed attention. You might have the latest and the best of cameras but that is not enough as it is important to know what to do with the camera and how to use it sufficiently enough to bring out the
best of results. We all desire to keep improving and be the best at what we do and to be someday called a professional because nobody wants to settle for less. So, here are some very easy ways to make your videos more professional, in other words, to make it catchy to your audience;
ACE THE AUDIO
Before anything else, this should be your first priority. There are a number of good microphones which are easy to come by as they can be gotten at an affordable price and very easy to operate with little or no difficulties at all. You should also take note of the positioning of the microphone, get it very close to the speaker the best way you can without it being captured. This is very appropriate and will help produce a good sound. It is also important to be aware of the background noise especially when shooting in a familiar place or a noisy environment in other to avoid sound interruptions which can be very obvious in videos.
LET THERE BE LIGHT
This will give your video a more professional look. Making good use of the sun which is just about the greatest light we have and it is completely free. It is advisable to take advantage of the golden hour which is the hour after sunrise and the hour before the sunset. Also, beware of how things can look under traditional indoor lighting.
DRESS THE SET
There is no problem if you don’t have a studio or don’t want to use a studio. Just ensure you review every nook and cranny of the frame. Whether or not you’re shooting indoors or out, the background should remain consistent and not overpower the subject. You can never go wrong using a standard black bedspread which can add professionalism to your video. Beware of white when using bright lights in other not to cover up the subjects.
LIMIT YOUR MESSAGES
Boarding too many topics into a video makes it difficult to understand and can also becloud the message you are trying to pass across. It is advisable to choose and stay with just one message, then build your video around it.
PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT
It is usually not common to shoot just a video and be done. So, you can work on getting several takes and angles in other to have options when editing. You will do well by practising with lighting and audio too. This will enable you to capture a footage that will work when it’s time to roll.
Just keep your videos very simple to make it look more professional. The over-editing and excessive use of filters and effects will make your videos look so clumsy. Simplicity is the key; it gives your video a touch of professionalism.