This is a video tip series in which we’ll single out one technique we used in our films to help you make better travel films. If you’re new to our films, Humanity.TV aims to inspire authentic travel through brief but intimate HD videos on fascinating people around the world.
While we try never to rely on music to push our videos forward (emotion and story should do that), sometimes music is a perfect tool to keep a video’s momentum going. This is especially true for travel videos that are focused on visuals and fast-paced editing tricks.
For Humanity.TV’s latest video, Take A Walk (Around the World), we used a popular tune to drive the narrative. While it’s not a difficult technique, timing changes of scenery to the beat of the music helps give the video a much more cohesive and forward moving momentum.
This doesn’t always have to be for fast-paced videos, but even slower paced vids. If the cut is slightly off the beat, awkwardness will ensue.
Check out Take A Walk (Around the World) to get a sense of the power of music and beat: