If you don’t have your own professional video studio to film your videos, why not film your videos outdoors? This video will share with you what you need to know to take advantage of the natural elements that exist when shooting your videos outside.
00:29 – Going outside
00:47 – Lighting tips
01:11 – The perfect scenario
01:28 – Sound quality
01:55 – Equipment
02:07 – Your environment
02:24 – The neutral effect
02:32 – Examples
02:52 – Continued engagement
Don’t have a video studio to shoot your videos? Well don’t worry mother nature has the best video studio, and you can use it!
Hi guys, Joshua Van Den Broek here, Founder of Video Marketing Done For You; and in this video I am going to share with you how you can shoot your videos outside.
You see mother nature has provided everything that you need to shoot your videos. You don’t need a big fancy studio to get going.
So when you do decide to go outside to shoot your videos, I want you to consider these things…
First of all you want to consider your lighting. Now if you are shooting outside, lighting can be tricky.
And depending on which time of day you shoot and what the actual weather conditions are; it may affect how your videos are going to look.
My tips for you to have good lighting, outside when you are shooting your videos is to shoot either early in the morning, or late in the afternoon when the sun is at its lowest.
And what you will need to do is face directly towards the sun, so that you have the sun coming directly towards you and it will light up your face beautifully.
You don’t want to have the sun directly above you int he middle of the day, where it is going to cast shadows across your face.
Now the perfect scenario for lighting outside, is on an overcast day. Now if you do get the opportunity to shoot your videos on an overcast day, those clouds will act as filters and you will get rid of all the shadows on your face and give you very good light.
Only thing you have to watch out for is if it’s going to rain.
The second thing you will want to consider when you are going outside is what the sound quality is going to be.
If you are shooting videos by the beach, you are going to hear the ocean rushing in every wave after wave after wave; and it is going to drown you out.
Similarly if you are in a more natural setting and there are a lot of birds around, all their tweeting may drown you out.
So what you will want to do is be very mindful of what your environment is going to be, so that there is not a lot of background noise and if you have the opportunity; get a little lapel microphone so it is a little bit closer to your mouth and it doesn’t take in so much of outside noise.
And the final thing that I would like you to consider when you are shooting outdoors, is what your environment is going to be; as far as the background.
You want the background to be appropriate for the content that you are delivering.
If you are shooting outside and you can see certain objects in the background that don’t quite match or are quite distracting, then thats not going to work so well for your video.
So you will want to have a very neutral effect of your background. So as long as it is appropriate to the content you are providing; for example if you are a personal trainer and you are shooting your video and you’re outside; and there’s people doing exercises behind you…that makes sense.
But say that you’re a massage therapist and there’s someone exercising behind you, it doesn’t quite connect.
So be mindful of what your environment is going to be behind you as you are delivering your message. It needs to connect so people can continue to engage with the video. You don’t want them to disengage because something doesn’t feel right.
So now that you know those three things, you’re ready to go outside and shoot your videos. So what are you waiting for?
Head off outside and go pull the trigger.
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