There can be so much anxiety surrounding a shoot for new content, but I'm here to tell you that it doesn't have to be this way. Like anything else, you simply have to prepare.
Here are my top tips for recording content:
✔️ Good lighting
Natural light is best if you can make it happen. If you have to shoot indoors, try using a ring light for better quality.
✔️ Good camera
Not all of us have a top-notch digital camera. Nowadays, an iPhone will do the trick. Remember that a filter or a good editing app goes a long way.
Whether you have a friend to assist or you're doing it all yourself, nothing's worse than shaky footage. We're not in an episode of COPS (lol). A $20 tripod on Amazon and a Bluetooth remote goes a long way.
✔️ Shot list
I don't know about you, but I can get real awkward, real quick. Something that has helped me to capture better content, as silly as it sounds, is to mimic what I see others doing in their photos. Before a shoot I browse Pinterest for "brand photoshoot" and use that as inspiration.
✔️ Saved audio
If you are planning to batch record reels, it is so helpful to save all audio in advance. You'll thank me later!
P.S. When recording your reels, don't forget to utilize the 'timer' and 'align' tools to help you better capture your video content.
✔️ Outfit changes
This isn't an absolute necessity, but if you don't want all your content to be in the same outfit, bring a few extras with you and change every few photos or reels.
✔️ Good energy
There have been plenty of shoot days where I just didn't have the energy and let me tell you, it showed and I had to redo it. If you're not in the right mindset, reschedule the shoot. It can wait.