How to step up your vlogging game and film yourself professionally

Filming yourself gifts a large number of demanding situations. Anybody who’s attempted to vlog with a DSLR or mirrorless camera will let you know that. There are a couple of demanding situations to conquer from nailing your framing and publicity to including motion and pastime to your photographs to make it glance love it’s now not simply you and your camera.

If you fight with filming yourself, then this video from Moritz at Fenchel and Janish is for you. In it, Moritz talks you via six guidelines and ways for you to make your existence more uncomplicated while you’re filming yourself to step up your manufacturing degree.

The guidelines and ways introduced within the video are beautiful easy, even supposing a few them may imply purchasing somewhat additional tools — like a box observe or wi-fi lav mic. You don’t have to, after all, and it’s going to in large part rely at the camera you’re the use of however having come to an identical tools conclusions myself, they for sure make existence so much more uncomplicated.

- 0:21 — How to observe yourself

- 1:11 — How to get yourself in focal point

- 2:01 — How to body a shot

- 3:16 — How to file sound

- 4:00 — How to learn textual content

- 4:31 — How to upload camera movement

Monitoring yourself can also be so simple as the use of a camera with a flippy out LCD or you’ll pass somewhat upper finances with one thing just like the Hollyland Mars 400S Pro HDMI transmitter and a field monitor. You can take it up a notch extra by means of the use of my recently most popular means, one thing just like the Zhiyun Weebill 2 gimbal with the AI Transmount transmitter and VC100 controller. That ultimate combo additionally looks after your focal point and framing problems — extra on that setup coming in a long term submit. But, relying on your camera, you could now not want any of this. You may have a app to be had that allows you to simply view and remotely keep an eye on your camera from your smartphone over WiFi.

Wireless lavs are your pal when it comes to audio. On-camera mics are nice, and there are a few improbable ones available in the market just like the Rode VideoMic NTG and the Sennheiser MKE 400, but when you wish to have your camera greater than arm’s duration away, you’ll want one thing with somewhat extra vary. As for studying textual content, a teleprompter indisputably makes a large distinction. I stopped up designing and 3-d printing my very own that mounts to the Haida M10 filter system rings, and it lower my taking pictures time down to a couple of quarter of what it used to be once I had to in fact check out to be mindful strains and now not mess them up. And as a result of I not had to make a host of bounce cuts, it made sequences float extra easily, too.

The ultimate tip… Well, it’s software-based. and Moritz demonstrates it the use of Adobe After Effects. But when you don’t have After Effects and don’t need to signal up to but every other Adobe utility subscription, you’ll do that within the unfastened model of DaVinci Resolve, too.

What tip or tools is helping you essentially the most when filming yourself?




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