Summer Memories — 6 Tips to Capture All the Best Moments on Video
Jun 16, 2023
Summer is all about making memories for a lifetime. Maybe you and your bestie have decided to take a bougie road trip around the Champagne region of France, or perhaps you envision yourself sipping decadent margs on a beach in Mexico. Or maybe you’re filling up your days with staycations and glamping getaways.
Wherever your summer is taking you, you want the vids to capture your best moments, and with these tips, you can get reels to represent you in the best light. So get that camera out, look Insta-ready (or at least BeReal ready), and get ready to live your best Mamma Mia life!
1. A Charged Phone
You won’t get far with a dead phone, so a fully charged battery is a must if you want to be video-ready 24/7. If you’re someone that frequently gets the low battery pop-up, you know the stress of trying to stretch your battery life.
Luckily, you don’t have to worry about that with Casely’s power pods. Always keep your phone charged to ensure you’re ready to record all the amazing moments during the epic summer nights.
2. The Set Up
With video, it's all about the arrangement. Think about videoing your surroundings and revealing the main item of your film.
For example, suppose you've got one of Italy's Amorino flower ice creams. First, pan your surroundings to get your viewer gripped by the Italian scenery, then reveal the flower ice cream in all its glory.
Good lighting is an absolute must! While you can video the more atmospheric moments—a glass of vino outside a bar on a cobbled street—make sure your lighting enhances the video and doesn't blur it.
Often the light needs to be in front of you (or whatever/whoever you're shooting), not behind you, so always ensure you're using lighting to your advantage.
If you’re filming outside, take advantage of sunset—it’s the golden hour for photographers and videographers because it gives stunning contrasts and ambient light.
4. The Vision
Maybe you want to make a TikTok of all the places you went to when you went island hopping around Greece. Or perhaps you're more of a foodie and want to inspire others to taste the same delights.
When you video your memories, compile them into a montage. What do they all look like together? Do they have a central theme (food, local drinks, the country's natural beauty)?
5. The Outtakes
Sometimes the most magical moments are the memories you make when things go “wrong”: you pull a funny face; you hold up a slice of pizza only to then drop it on the floor; you capture the moment your friend falls off their chair. These are the moments that will have you laughing for years to come!
Don't only film the most Instagrammable moments because they're not the scenes you'll remember. Your friend falling off their chair or awkwardly napping will be! So always have your camera/phone ready—when genuine joy strikes, film it!
6. It's All In The Timing
If you're creating a TikTok, ensure you've got perfect timing. The ‘Sound Sync’ feature lets you sync your vids to the music of your choice, flicking your video into the following clip on the beat. This feature makes your videos smoother and more professional, and you can play with comic timing too!
So whether funny or serious, use this feature to your advantage.
Get On That Plane & Don’t Forget Your Charger!
Push yourself to do amazing things—it's all for the plot! And remember, the world is vast. It's time to make some memories.