What should videographers expect in 2019?
A videographer’s life can be very busy with the many elements of their job but we need to take time out once in a while to keep up to date with the trends coming our way. That’s why we’ve made things a little simpler for you and want to show you the top video trends for 2019 just to prepare you.
#1 Let’s Get Vertical
Vertical videos are in. Not long-ago people would have scoffed at those producing vertical videos but fast forward to present date and with advancements of smart phones it’s becoming a thing. Most consumers watch videos on vertical devices which led to social media platforms launching tools to assist with the creation of vertical videos; take IGTV as an example. This is a tool dedicated to vertical video and has had an impact on creators who are looking to reinvent their creative processes in 2019.
#2 Videos on Social Media
This trend has been growing for a while now and there’s a very good reason for it. Consumers spend hours a day scrolling through their social media feeds, the only thing to stop them scrolling, an eye-catching video. If you can capture attention within the first few seconds then your videos are working. Consumers watching your video helps with your algorithms and also benefits your SEO. 2019 will be the year for video on social media.
#3 Videography Websites
Videography websites are becoming an in thing. In the past, the main sites used to upload videos were YouTube and Vimeo. However, videographers have begun spreading to Facebook and even Instagram to showcase their work. The next step; websites. With the advanced technology currently, websites are a great option to upload your videos to, doing this can also lead to gaining a client base and increasing business opportunities.
#4 Travel the World
An ever-growing trend. Travelling the world and producing videos go hand in hand. What better way to show your travels than producing a video highlighting the amazing places you have been to and having memories to watch over and over again. Whether your travel videos are for fun, or whether you have been asked by a brand to create one it’s so worth documenting your journeys; make that a goal for 2019.
#5 The Rise of the Drone
Going back a couple of years ago drones would only really be accessible to or used by professional videographers with large budgets and limited to a selection of projects however, that has really changed. Drones are now used for many different projects, whether they’re large or small budgets, documentaries, weddings, corporate videos and the list goes on. Most people can now gain access to drones and they’re growing ever more popular as the years go on.
#5 “I want to make it look cinematic”
Cinematography is in. One of the most common statements used by videographers who want to give their content a film appearance. Obviously, this largely depends on the reason for the video however cinematic videos are really popular at the moment and in 2019 this is set to rise.
Whatever your goals are for 2019, if you don’t already create videos, you should do and if you’re an experienced videographer take your creations to the next level and follow the upcoming trends.