In preparing to shoot a travel video when I travel to Vietnam in October, I came across this great video by travel videographer Brandon Li. In this video, Li gives some great tips on how to plan your video practically.
Here are a few of my favorite points:
Give Your Video Some Motion
Many travel videographers shoot time-lapses to add motion to a static shot. Some use videos shot with a drone to give perspective. However, if you're in Europe and/or in most metropolitan cities around the world, you'd have laws preventing drones.
Other ways you can add motion to a static shot is by shooting birds in the area and by shooting the people around the landmark.
Give the Video Story
Stories have a start, a middle, and an end. Shoot a defined beginning and end. It doesn't have to be when you get on the plane. Make it your own and give it a sense of something about to start.
Arrange Your Clips Together According to Time-of-Day
Put daytime clips in a folder, sunset clips in a folder, and night time clips in a folder. This will make your video flow from day to night, and you can edit to the best flow possible by doing it this way.
I enjoy traveling, and I enjoy watching other people creating great videos and photographs of their experiences while traveling. This video helps me think about it in a practical way. If you've made a travel video and have other tips, please share them below!