How Vlogging Can Help Your Filmmaking Career?

For every big milestone, you always have to take some baby steps in the start. These baby steps eventually lead you to the glory you’re seeking. This is exactly how vlogging helps you in establishing your filmmaking career by being the baby step.

Vlogging is similar to filmmaking in several ways. Both require your worthy skills in editing, good camera angles, taking proper shots; you name it! That’s why in order to become a pro in filmmaking it’s the right primitive step to show your expertise in vlogging first. Through diligent practice and application of proper techniques, you’ll be vlogging like Casey Neistat:

However, you should keep in mind that a Youtuber camera is what you are going to need to start your first step towards vlogging.

Or you can always hire a pro videographer.

Now let’s take an in-depth look at how these two relate with each other.

Storytelling

One thing all of you might agree to is that storytelling is the basic skill common in both vlogging and filmmaking. In a vlog, you’re supposed to tell a story yourself of with some of your champs while in a film, as I already said which is a bigger step than vlogging, requires storytelling with the help of a crew of actors.

If you’re well skilled when it comes to keeping the story interesting and related to the genre it belongs to, then viola! You are ready to take the big step too.

Editing Your Vlog

One thing all of you might agree to is that storytelling is the basic skill common in both vlogging and filmmaking. In a vlog, you’re supposed to tell a story yourself of with some of your champs while in a film, as I already said which is a bigger step than vlogging, requires storytelling with the help of a crew of actors. This can be done in post production using various editing tools and techniques.

If you’re well skilled when it comes to keeping the story interesting and related to the genre it belongs to, then viola! You are ready to take the big step too.

Shooting Cinematic Scenes for Vloggers

Let’s consider that you’re making a travel vlog that requires taking shots of scenery and also your story alongside it. By practicing vlogging, you'll know exactly how much ratio of the scene, music, and your script will make that journey into a commendable vlog.

The scenes in films are much alike, you take a moment for the scenery and then move onto the scene where the plot is happening. So, shooting a proper scene and editing, together are the most integral skills you need to make you a successful vlogger and a filmmaker.

Camera Angles

In order to make your movie attractive, good camera angles are a necessity. They solely can make your vlog an outstanding one. With modern technology, we’ve seen the increasing use of drone cameras that are a key to good scenes of you’re working on an eye-catching location.

Even in simple storytelling vlogs, camera angles matter a lot in keeping the interest of your viewers. The first step to get your perfect camera angles is to make short vlogs where you can experiment your angles with respect to the locations.

Right Gadgets

Vlog, Film basically everything gets better when you use the right equipment to shoot it with.

Vlogging for a beginner can be just by his mobile phone but gradually with the increase of your exposure to the world and your audience, you can try out the better cameras and microphones that have proven to be ideal for shooting a film or a vlog. There is a list of such ideal gadgets given on internet by the experts. You can start by looking at quality DSLR cameras that even the pros use.

You can buy them and keep experimenting until you get yourself to perfection. Same is the matter with films. These two actually use the same gadgets if you look at it like a pro level.

Script

By script let’s focus on the positive aspect that is not stuttering while telling people what you want to tell rather keep your dialogues precise and interesting so that the viewers do not lose interest in your vlog. The script matters the most in filmmaking too.

Once you’re certain about your script in a vlog, you’ll know better how to judge the script being used in your film. Thus, it will help in focusing on your language selection in vlogs as well as films.

Managing a Crew

In the start, your vlogs might be limited to just you or one other person that can be your friend or a relative but with time, as your vlogs will grow so will your crew. This helps in not only making your vlog better but also in teaching you how to manage a crew. You’ll assist a crew to take your vlog to perfection and this is what actually happens, on a larger scale, in filmmaking too.

Making Links

In the start, your vlogs might be limited to just you or one other person that can be your friend or a relative but with time, as your vlogs will grow so will your crew. This helps in not only making your vlog better but also in teaching you how to manage a crew.

You’ll assist a crew to take your vlog to perfection and this is what actually happens, on a larger scale, in filmmaking too.

A Full Package

In the start, your vlogs might be limited to just you or one other person that can be your friend or a relative but with time, as your vlogs will grow so will your crew. This helps in not only making your vlog better but also in teaching you how to manage a crew. You’ll assist a crew to take your vlog to perfection and this is what actually happens, on a larger scale, in filmmaking too.

Celebrities to get inspired by

There are a number of people who started their career as a vlogger but now with the help of their hard work and firm determination they learned to polish their skills. They are now well-known filmmakers. CaseyNeistat is one of such vloggers who paved their way to filmmaking. He is an inspiration for all the young vloggers who want to reach the arena of filmmaking. Indian vlogger BB ki Vines is famous for his work in vlogs and now has started his career in filmmaking at a very young age.