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If you haven’t seen this video yet, do yourself a favor and check out Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard’s recap of their safari vacation. It’s both hilarious and breathtaking, entertaining and envy-inducing. In fact, it’s so good you can’t help but wonder if it’s real. But it is. And it’s awesome.

The best part? You can make an equally awesome video with just a teeny bit of forethought and the creative finesse of a VidMob editor. Here’s how:

 1. Pick a Theme: For Kristen and Dax, their unifying theme was the song “Down in Africa” by Toto which, obviously, related well to the location of their trip. So whether it’s a song, a movie, a play, or a book, choose something to hold your story together.

 2. Plot the Story: Figure out how you want your video to play out. Like Kristen and Dax, have certain dance moves, scenes, lines, and/or interactions you know you want to capture that correspond with your theme.  

 3. Get Your Cell Phone or GoPro Shooting: Now go forth and shoot video freely—knowing that you’ve got a professional editor at VidMob waiting eagerly to attack those raw clips and create a masterpiece for you. Repeat your chosen plot points in different locations to showcase the scenery of your trip and add some variety to your video.

Not much of the planning type? Then go ahead and wing it. You can still get an incredible vacation video, like the Walker family’s one below, edited by VidMob editor C.J. Bezuidenhout, without having to think it through—just capture what inspires you.

For more tips on making great vacation video, check out this blog post here and be sure to follow us on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, or Pinterest. And to connect with editors like C.J. Bezuidenhout, don’t forget to download the VidMob app today.

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