Lately I’ve found myself watching a lot more vlog’s and youtube content than normal tv. For some reason I find short clips from real people more interesting then the fake stuff on tv nowadays. I really like Casey Neistat, Fleur de Force, Life of Riley and Jon Olssen just to name a few when it comes to lifestyle.
There is also a lot of equestrian youtubers popping up as well. Personally I think this is great for the industry as a whole. It means that the younger generation have a voice as well. In the Netherlands I like to follow Jill Huijbregts, Anne & Lotte Meulendijks and Danielle van Mierlo. I also check out Montana O, Jet Eventing, Hannah Lucy and Hailey Hart which are all in English.
The first vloggers I mentioned are professional ones that earn millions on this a year. Overall the equestrian vloggers I’ve come a cross are good, but I have noticed a couple of common mistakes that is being made that is so easy to avoid. So here you got 5 tips on how to make your videos better.
- Microphone muff
A lot of equestrian content is created outside. I wonder how many videos I’ve watched with people talking outside and you can’t hear it because you only hear the wind blow. This is so easily fixed with a microphone muff/windscreen. Go youtube that shit or read about it here.
Flying the nest
2. Editing hero
As a starting out youtuber you might not think that editing the videos are so important. You just want to make content, but learning how to use programs like Final cut pro and Adobe Premier pro can really raise the bar of your content. People like watching refined content and you’ll grow your fanbase faster as well. Making sure you got a template ready makes it easier to implement on your videos as well. Intro with logo as well as outro is a must. Watch Life or Ryan as an example of great editing.
3. Tripod provides stability
There is a reason why most professional vloggers use a small tripod while vlogging. It provides stability so that the videos doesn’t shake which is quite annoying to watch, I can even get seasick if the video moves to much, haha. It also makes the camera a lot easier to hold and also put down if you need to film from further away.
4. Don’s swear
This might come as a surprise to many, but there is a reason why professional vloggers beep out words like F#ck and BS. The reason for this is that Youtube can label your video as inappropriate which again means it won’t show up in the search bar if people search for something that can be found in your video or people under 18 is not allowed to watch it. So either don’t swear or beep it out while editing.
5. Don’t use copyrighted music
Want to earn money on your videos? Then stop using that music made by Rihanna, Beyonce and so forth. Why? This is copyrighted music which means that someone else owns the right to the songs which again means that they will earn money on your videos. There is a bunch of sites that provides music you can use for free in your videos, like this for example.
My largest pet peeve when watching videos is when someone doesn’t use the Microphone muffs, so hopefully now there will be less of this. haha