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How to Add Depth to Your Travel Video Using Creative Composition

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It’s exciting to travel to a new place, exploring new locations and cultures. Video is a great way to share these experiences; it’s one of the most powerful mediums for storytelling. Video can take you to the heart of the action and make your audience feel like they're there themselves. It’s easier to record than ever before, but few people know how to create a really compelling video.

Good composition can turn an ordinary scene into one that’s creative and captivating. Knowing good techniques, such as not putting your subject in the middle of the frame, or capturing movement diagonally across the frame rather than horizontally, can add dynamism to an otherwise flat scene.

How you compose your frame can draw attention to your subject in the way that you want, better enabling you to tell your particular story. In this lesson, we’ll look at the rule of thirds, where to place horizons, and how to create the illusion of depth.

 

If you found this video useful, then check out the full course: How to Record Better Travel Videos. Learn how to record compelling travel videos that people will want to watch and share, maybe even buy. The course looks which camera to choose, how to compose shots, capturing audio and how use video for its strengths to tell a story.

You can take this course straight away with a subscription to Envato Elements where you'll get access not only to this course, but also to our growing library of over 1,000 video courses and industry-leading eBooks on Envato Tuts+.

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