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Recently Pinterest has given early access to create Story Pins and I have been loving it! Since I am not on Instragram anymore Story Pins have become my new go-to for posting video content of my digital products.
For the past week I have seen my views jump from a quiet 7k to 14k all because of Story Pins! Video content has been something I have been getting into more of lately and so, I wanted to share with you how I create my aestheic videos and hopefully it will inspire you to create your own.
Smartphone (if you don’t have a camera)
You can use whatever you have around your home! I have curated a shopping list below via Amazon Affiliate links and if you do decide to buy through any of the links I get a tiny commission at no extra cost to you.
Video Editing App:
1. Okay, so now that you have all your items let’s get set up!
I prefer to shoot in natural light if you can, set up a small area near a window:
Pro Tip: best time to shoot is usually in the morning or early evening where the light is nice and soft. But I know we can’t always shoot during those times and, so simple solution: close the blinds!
2. Pick your backdrop.
I usually end up sticking to one or two backdrops for a cohesive look. My favorite is a plaster texture.
You can either set up a small makeshift table that is nice and sturdy. Mine is a large storage container with a board over it, eventually, I will get a low coffee table.
Or you can use the floor. The reason, why I like having it low, is to make filming from a birdseye view a lot easier.
3. Gather your props.
Depending on what kind of theme you want, if you’re stuck, build it around what it is your filming. For example, flowers are my thing and I have curated a lot over the years, some I keep by simply drying and storing them away. If you want to get creative, you can also spray paint them to give a totally new look!
I also have a small collection of tarot cards and crystals making it handy to add them as props.
4. The FUN part, arrange everything to look aesthetic:
5. Then even MORE fun, start filming.
Grab your camera or smartphone. I stick to recording 15 to 30 seconds of footage, just like you would post on Instagram Stories, and do a variety of moves such as:
Slowly pan from right to left.
From above do a slow, twisting motion as you bring the camera closer down to the table.
Pan left to right.
Basically, get as many angles as possible!
6. Now you can use whatever video editing app you’re comfortable with, my go-to on my iPad or phone is Vixer and sometimes VSCO. Vixer is a subscription, but you can cancel at any time. I like it because it’s so easy to use and they have been adding more music over the past months giving a better variety to pick a good track to put over your video.
All you do:
Import your video.
In Vixer you will see: Trim, Speed, Crop, Audio, Text, Filters, Adjust, and Frames.
I like to edit a bit by adding a filter, change the exposure if I have to, and add a touch of contrast.
You can add text, music, and a border.
My favorite is picking the right music to go with my footage, and then export your video and upload to Story Pins!
That’s it. I hope you found some of this helpful, comment below if you do try some of my tips and a link to your Pinterest. I would love to see your work!