As the winter chill begins to spread and grow across much of the northern hemisphere, so too will the number grow of those traveling to indulge in or escape it. Because, whether travelers are hitting the slopes or chasing the sun, winter is always a popular time to getaway—which means it’s also a popular time to take some great video to remember your trip by!
If you’ve got an upcoming trip in the books, we’ve got a few noteworthy trends in Travel video that you can capture and recreate to make your vacation as memorable as the pro’s:
- Bird’s Eye Views: Soaring shots of the landscape help provide a framework and context for your trip—it places viewers in the grander space of the environment. And it’s got an amazing “wow” affect.
How to Get It: Invest in a drone. They were all the craze at this year’s CES and there’s good reason for it; the resulting footage these cameras can capture is simply breathtaking. Think overhead shots of snowboarding down a mountain, hiking in a rainforest, or boating in the bay.
- Action Shots: This footage really helps bring a user into the thick of your adventures so they feel that they’re living the events of the trip just as you did—snorkeling, on the slopes, or chasing waterfalls.
How to Get It: While some tech exists for waterproofing cameras and mobile devices, we think the best way to capture these shots is with a GoPro. These cameras are rugged and built to endure the elements. Plus, they easily attach to the tip of your surfboard, ski helmet, or fishing pole.
- Personal Points of View: Similar to the footage you could capture with a GoPro, having that personal perspective helps bring a viewer directly into the world of your vacation—so whether it’s a close up of your friend enjoying hot chocolate in the lodge, your feet in the sand, or the breeze blowing in the treetops, capturing the smaller, more sensory moments help bring your trip to life.
How to Get It: Capture these moments with whatever you’ve got on hand, which is likely your mobile phone. Considering iPhones now have 4k camera, shooting high-quality footage is easier than ever. And if you’re an active user on mobile-first video platforms like Snapchat or Periscope, save what you share so you can use it later on in your video.
And who knows, with all this amazing travel footage you’ll capture and create with VidMob, you might just be the inspiration for someone else’s next big trip! To get your travel video started, download the app here and then check out here or here for tips and inspiration on making your next video.