If a picture is worth a thousand words, it’s safe to say that in 2021, video footage must be priceless. As we’ve all been spending more time at home, video content has become an incredible source of comfort and entertainment, as well as an outlet for stifled creativity. When shared, videos help us stay connected, whether for a brief and brilliant moment or a shared feature-length movie. Case in point: the endless stream of collaborative Duets to sea shanties posted on TikTok. It’s amazing to think that several seconds of unfiltered joy can have such a domino effect, and in 2021, the video trend will be bigger and better than ever.
In an age where we’re all obsessed with capturing incredible Instagram Reels, hypnotic TikTok dance routines, interactive Twitch streams and spectacular YouTube productions, unleashing our inner director has never been so easy. However, there’s a fine art to crafting great video content. As most of us didn’t go to film school, we could benefit from a few tips on how to create killer videos. Whether you want to create bite-size audio-visuals for your socials or add smart transitions to a vertical film, these six secrets will help you shoot a mini masterpiece.