I often struggle to give my videos the same energy and flow that Peter Mckinnon or Casey Neistat have in theirs. I would blame the fact that I might not have the gear or budget they have. But, those days are over.
Firstly, It's Really About Practice
Oftentimes I'd tell myself that I am not good at something after the first shot. But if I just gave it a couple of tries, or even the 10,000 hours to master the art, I would be able to become an expert and professionally capable to produce great video. So first tip that's not in the video is to just shoot and put it into a video. No more shooting and cluttering up your hard drives. Make something with the shots you captured.
Do It With Purpose
Often I plan a trip and get the bags packed and set off to shoot. It's for the pleasure of being out there, and for documenting moments that might not happen for the next few years, like the snow that just covered Paris like a white blanket. Sure, it's fun, but just like photography, video is also for the viewer, and the story you have put together for them to view. What is the story, and are you shooting the footage to be able to tell that story in the best way possible? I believe this is where your true style comes out. What are you capturing, what is of interest to you?
Check out the video above by This Guy Edits for seven more solid editing tips.