5 ways to INSTANTLY make BETTER VIDEOS!

In today’s digital age, video content is king. Whether you’re a content creator, a social media influencer, or just looking to improve your personal videos, there’s always room for improvement. The good news is, there are simple and effective ways to instantly elevate the quality of your videos. In this blog, we’ll discuss five tried and tested methods to make your videos look and feel more professional, engaging, and visually stunning. From camera techniques to editing tricks, these strategies will help you take your video content to the next level and stand out in a saturated digital landscape.




5 Ways to INSTANTLY Make BETTER Videos

What’s up, everybody? Peter Mickinnon here, and today we’re talking about five ways to instantly make better videos. Welcome back, everybody, to another episode of whatever it is that we’re doing here. I wanna tell you guys about five ways to instantly make better videos that you can start doing today. They don’t require money, it doesn’t require buying extra gear. They’re just five things that you can do, Five things that you can think about, just to instantly up that quality, up that video game quality. Not the actual video games, we’re talking about video, like your game in, you get it.

1. Lighting

Lighting is the most important thing when it comes to photography, cinematography, film, videos, photos. Lighting controls all. I’m not just talking about forced lighting, or stuff that we’re gonna set up, or lights that we have to buy, or DIY lighting setups, outdoor light, just lighting as a whole, be it that it’s from natural light, or that it’s from something that you’ve bought that you’ve set up in-studio, Nailing that and locking that down is one of the most important aspects of what it is that we’re doing here. And I’ve mentioned this before, window light is the best light for run-and-gun, get-it-done, have it look amazing, reliable. You wanna shoot near a window, okay? So, for instance, watch this. Now, this is a great example of good window light. The window is literally right here. It’s a nice, soft light coming in. It’s not too harsh, but it illuminates me nicely, makes me nice and clear, which means it’s easy for you to understand, and concentrate, and focus on What it is that I’m saying. Now, because this shot is so clean, and the light is so even on my face, it really gives me a good, wide range of capabilities when it comes to color correcting this footage and grading it, because it’s lit so evenly and so nice. Opposed to if I moved away from the window in this same room, you can see how that light loss is significantly different. It’s much darker over here, which means you’re gonna lose detail, it’s gonna look a little bit more muddy, opposed to just standing close to the window And having the whole scene well-lit. This is also, this clip right here, is gonna be more difficult to color grade, and it’s probably gonna come out a little bit more grainy because we don’t have enough light on the image as a whole. You see what a difference that makes? We’re in the same room right now, lit by window light, but just by moving closer to it, or moving further away, or shooting in the corner of a room opposed to closer to the window makes all the difference in how the quality is gonna be perceived in your videos. And the same thing goes for if you’re actually setting up studio lights or using the light that’s just in your ceiling. The difference is substantial. If you wanna see more on how to do a DIY lighting setup, I’ll link the video below that I did. Super budget, you can go to Home Depot, Buy everything you need for less than $50. But being able to lock that down & just think about where you wanna shoot in your house, where you wanna shoot in whatever building that you’re in ahead of time, it’s gonna make your videos easier to watch, it’s gonna make that color grading easier. The overall outlook of your videos will be tenfold better if you just think about the lighting first. Use those windows.

2. Proper Music and Sound

Don’t worry, I get asked about 500 times a day where I find my music, how I get music for my videos. I’m going to do an entire video on that, so don’t worry guys, it’s coming. However, having the proper music and sound effects will 100% change the way people view and see your videos, yourself included. If you use the wrong track for some incredible footage, that footage could be very well perceived as Not as good, or not as epic, or not as sad. It’s all in the song choice. If you’ve got some home footage of a baby crawling across the floor and it’s some gangster rap, probably not gonna set the tone as well as something a little more family-friendly. And vice-versa, that works as well. If we’ve got footage of an R8 ripping down the streets, or some people skateboarding, some soft, happy piano might not be the way to go. So song choice is a huge factor when you’re thinking about your videos. If it’s a cheesy song, your footage is gonna be viewed, And the piece as a whole, is gonna be viewed as cheesy. If it’s a really, really epic song, but the footage doesn’t match the epicness of the music, then you’re gonna have a disconnect.

3. Learning Your Software

Look up tutorials, watch different videos, attend seminars, buy training, find training, free training, friends that know how to use the program better than you, ask questions, do everything that you can to learn that software, because that’s only gonna help you when you’re shooting in the field, And what I mean by that is you wanna plan those shots ahead of time, so that you know how you’re gonna edit. So if I think to myself, okay, I’m going to film my friend walking by the screen, and then I’m gonna do a transition that masks him out into the next clip. So I’m gonna shoot accordingly to get those clips, so that I can bring them into my editor, and then edit that transition to make it actually come to life and happen. Now, if you don’t know how to do that kind of stuff in your editing software, You might not know that you need to shoot those clips ahead of time. Or, if you have a mistake, maybe something happened where you forgot to pan up and pan down, you can do that in your editing software. Maybe you forgot a slider, but you can digitally fake sliding moves in the software. So when you know your editing software as best as you possibly can, and the skill aside with a camera, it really, really helps you figure out how to get the most out of what is is that you just shot. So learn that software, people. Just get into it, dive…


5 ways to INSTANTLY make BETTER VIDEOS

Here are some frequently asked questions about how to improve your video quality:

Q: How can I improve the lighting in my videos?

A: You can improve the lighting by using natural light or investing in softbox lighting kits. Make sure to avoid harsh shadows and ensure that your subject is well-lit.

Q: What camera should I use for better video quality?

A: Using a DSLR camera or a mirrorless camera with good video capabilities can greatly improve the quality of your videos. However, even a smartphone with a good camera can produce high-quality videos if used correctly.

Q: How can I improve the audio in my videos?

A: Invest in a good external microphone to improve the audio quality of your videos. You can also use a lavalier mic for better sound capture, especially in noisy environments.

Q: What are some tips for better video composition?

A: Keep the rule of thirds in mind, and pay attention to the framing and balance of your shots. Also, try different angles and perspectives to add visual interest to your videos.

Q: How can I edit my videos for better quality?

A: Use video editing software to trim unnecessary footage, add transitions, and improve the overall flow of your videos. Pay attention to color correction and audio levels for a polished final product.

I hope you find useful my article 5 ways to INSTANTLY make BETTER VIDEOS!, I also recommend you to read my other posts in my blog at this link.

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