A Beginner’s Guide To Making A Travel Vlog (Google Local Guides Version) | Kate’s Adventures

A Beginner’s Guide To Making A Travel Vlog (Google Local Guides Version) | Kate’s Adventures


Hi everyone, I hope you’re all well. For those of you who aren’t familiar
with me already my name is Kate, it’s lovely to meet you
and I’m a travel vlogger on YouTube. Whenever I go anywhere new I love to take my camera
with me and capture everything that I see. The aim of my filming is that I’ll
eventually be able to turn the footage into an interesting video
that looks totally effortless, but in fact it’s not as easy
as some of you are maybe imagining it to be. So today I’m going to share with you
some of my tips for vlogging your vacation. This video has been inspired by
the Google Local Guides team, some of whom are currently
putting together their video applications for a spot at this year’s Local Guide summit. If that’s how you found this video
I wish you the best of luck with your application and hopefully you find these tips helpful. So let’s start with the basics – equipment. If you’re going to make a YouTube video,
you need something to film your video on. You might have a video camera,
like what I’m using today. You might have a compact camera
that has a video function on it. You might just have your phone or tablet.
Any of those is totally fine. There are some people who say
that you need to have expensive equipment in order to make a YouTube video and while it can be true
that the quality is a little bit better, what’s more important is that
you know how to use your device. I know some people who make travel vlogs just with
their mobile phone and they turn out totally fine. If you do have a drone, it would be cool
if you included some footage from that, but if you don’t that’s fine as well.
I don’t have a drone! When filming outside the best lighting
is the wonder that is natural light. And yes, the irony of saying that at 1am
when I’m sat indoors is not lost on me. When natural light isn’t available, going into a well-lit area
is probably advised for best results. When filming outside try to be aware
of the sounds going on around you. If the street sounds noisy, raise your voice. Sometimes when I’m filming scenery
instead of my own face, I put my mouth closer to the microphone
to make sure I’m definitely going to be heard. Strong wind can also be picked up on camera
and it can do weird things to your microphone. So if you think that you may not have been heard
above the sounds of the weather, try saying it again
or moving to a different spot just in case. The best vlogs have a good combination
of narrative and scenery. It’s important to show what is happening around you,
but don’t forget to tell the story too. There are people on YouTube
who search for travel vlogs so that they can get helpful advice
before they visit the same place themselves. So what I like to do is I like to
share with them my observations. If I find that the climate is colder
than I thought it would be or I really wish I’d brought a pair of sunglasses with me,
then I make sure to mention it in the vlog. Or if I’ve had a tip from my tour guide on how
to save my phone’s battery, I mention that as well because these are things that I wish I’d known
as a traveler myself. This helps the video to be so much
more helpful for future travelers, especially if they never visited the area before. I hope these tips have inspired you and maybe even convinced you
to try making a travel vlog of your own? If they have I wish you the best of luck and don’t forget to comment down below
with your thoughts and your questions. Thanks again for watching everybody, cheerio! Thanks again for watching everybody, if you’d like to see one of my travel vlogs check out over here and YouTube have suggested a video
you might like over here. Don’t forget to subscribe to stay
up to date with my latest videos, it really helps me out and thank you so much
again for watching everybody, cheerio!

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