Using timelapse techniques to make better videos

Parts of this video and blog post are sponsored by music licensing website Lickd.


Let's use timelapse photography techniques to create better videos.

This is one of the more fun videos I've made in a while, packed with advice about how to make better videos.

Hit play and have a look at some of my best advice to make your videos stand out more.

 And now for a word about the amazing sponsor of this video and blog post!

This video features amazing music from Disclosure, Sam Fender, Spandau Ballet, Yungblud, and more, all thanks to Lickd.

Lickd is my favorite music licensing website, which now has over 1 million charts topping tracks from famous labels and artists that you can license for your videos.

With no monetisation or copyright issues, using music from Lickd can really bring your videos to the next level.

I've used them many times in the past, including in my recent London Timelapse showreel here.

On top of all the great charts music, there's now also an enormous, high-quality stock music library available to use.

Check out Lickd here:

Timelapse techniques to make better videos

First of all, leave your comfort zone! Nothing good comes from staying comfortable for too long. The reason we went to Bank to shoot this video is because it is so easy to demo the wide range of diverse content you can shoot from a single location.

You can use geotags on Instagram or Google Streetview to do some virtual location scouting before you head out.

The reason you want to be in an interesting spot is that you're going to want to shoot a very diverse range of content.

If all your shots look the same, how are you going to make an exciting edit?

Make sure to switch from wide lenses to tight lenses (zoom lenses like a 24-105mm) come in handy, so you can shoot your establishing shots, as well as your more detailed captures.

Once you're shooting on a longer (tele) lens, look for something to put in the foreground and subtly move your camera while you're recording. This added layer of movement will increase the feeling of depth the viewer experiences.

Speaking of depth, do as I did in the video and squat yourself down to mix up your angles.

Life is experienced from eye level, most of the time.

So make sure to find some lower and higher vantage points!

Once you've got a nice amount of contrasting content, it's time to head to the edit room to put it all together.

As I mentioned in the video, few things make editing as fun, and as easy, as a great track.

Thanks to the amazing selection at Lickd I've never had any issues finding popular and recognisable music to edit to.

If you like what I make, and you'd like to support me in making more, please head on over to check out Lickd.

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