I have an interest in vlogging and have been trying to improve my vlogging skills lately.
Vlogging can be defined in a number of different ways and story based vlogging is one of the most popular and advised as the idea is that the storyline in the vlog will generate and retain the interest of the viewer.
There is also the argument that a ‘day in the life’ type vlog can be interesting, too, on the basis that your ordinary, everyday life may be boring to you but to someone else it is interesting.
Regardless of which camp you are in you are always trying to improve your skills and the quality of the vlogs.
Mine lack something and up to last night I could not quite put my finger on it. Now I know. It is the absence of footage from different angles, distances and perspectives.
The benefit of having wide, ‘establishing’ shots to begin with and set context, medium shots for talking head pieces, and close up footage to enhance the story or provide more detail or interest is something I have been ignoring. All of my footage has been either POV footage or medium range talking head pieces.
I can see how a range of distances and angles can enhance my videos greatly. Every day is a school day, if you are interested.