Recording Multiple Videos on One Ride? / To Plan or Not Plan?

Drakhen99

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Anyone else do this? Combine 2 or more topics into one ride, with the plan to split them out into separate videos in the editor?

I taped some notes to my gas tank (thanks for the tip y'all) before a recent ride, and ended up recording 5 topics, with intros, outros, and content ... all on that one ride! I've done rough cuts of the individual videos now, and only one fell short of what I want, so I probably won't post it, but the others all turned out pretty good.

On a side note, I was able to do each one in 1 take, rather than the usual 2-3 takes. I suck at speaking into a camera, but was really in the groove on this ride :D

On another topic, do y'all just kind of go on a ride and talk to the camera, or do you plan out your ride with what you want to talk about? I've done both, and I seem to suck at talking at the camera on my rides if I don't at least outline what I want to chat about. Those videos where I don't plan would probably make for a better music video than a vlog LOL.

-John
 
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Moto Mengy

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I record multiple motovlogs per ride all the time! I'll either pick a direction or just ride around haphazardly while I talk about the topics I have in mind for the motovlogs. When I get home I edit them all up from the collective footage I've recorded. I don't plan much ahead on what I'll say or such, I just talk off the cuff and see what comes out!

I did the majority of my videos this way. I'd film multiple vids one day every other week or so and then spend the days in between riding for fun without the cameras.
 

Drakhen99

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I record multiple motovlogs per ride all the time! I'll either pick a direction or just ride around haphazardly while I talk about the topics I have in mind for the motovlogs. When I get home I edit them all up from the collective footage I've recorded. I don't plan much ahead on what I'll say or such, I just talk off the cuff and see what comes out!

I did the majority of my videos this way. I'd film multiple vids one day every other week or so and then spend the days in between riding for fun without the cameras.
Man, that's awesome! I can't seem to gear up without adding the cameras. On the off-chance I DO go out for a ride without my cameras, I end up having something really good to say - but couldn't record it! Or, something interesting happens.

Now I'm just recording all my rides, and if I don't have a subject in mind, I'll delete the footage when I get home.

I'm glad to know I'm not the only one trying to get multiple videos out of one ride.

-John
 

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Occasionally I'll do a couple of recordings on a single ride, but very rarely will they both be planned. I've only ever scripted/had notes on one video I've made. I'm not very natural when I script, so find it a lot easier to wing it otherwise it all sounds a bit false. I also like to keep my videos kind of current, (ok covid is not making that easy in the UK with lockdowns etc) but I am only putting out one video a week so it is a lot easier to record and edit in a day while it is all fresh. Very rarely will I have videos banked for more than a month unless it is a timeless subject.
 

Drakhen99

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To clarify: as far as scripting goes - if I write a whole script, I'll love it ... until I press record. Then it SUCKS! If I just jot down some bullet points to keep the topic flowing or to make sure I cover all the things I want to, then it works out much better.

As I continue to practice, I am getting much better at keeping my train of thought from derailing :D

I just wondered what others are doing :D

-John
 
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Dewey316

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This explains why I can't even imagine putting out the amount of videos some of you can. I just turn the gopro's on while I'm out having fun riding, and I try to turn whatever I get into something. Really most of the time, I go riding for a day, and only record an hour worth of footage, the rest of the time I just ride and enjoy it.

I wish I could come across as well spoken as most of you do, that is the one thing I am working on, is having some kind of an idea of a topic I might talk about, so I the talking comes across a bit more polished.
 
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Drakhen99

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This explains why I can't even imagine putting out the amount of videos some of you can. I just turn the gopro's on while I'm out having fun riding, and I try to turn whatever I get into something. Really most of the time, I go riding for a day, and only record an hour worth of footage, the rest of the time I just ride and enjoy it.

I wish I could come across as well spoken as most of you do, that is the one thing I am working on, is having some kind of an idea of a topic I might talk about, so I the talking comes across a bit more polished.
Then you're going to want to watch my upcoming videos on how to film a moto vlog! ;)

Just kidding... although you might pick up some tricks, I dunno. It's still a work in progress ... basically videos I wish existed when I started out and would've saved me time!

In the end, you just need practice. I know you're not referring to me as well-spoken - I can barely put a few words together before an edit - but I'm practicing what I preach ... practicing! You gotta get comfortable in front of a camera and just let the prose flow!

It's hard for me to watch some of my earlier stuff ... I'm really practicing a lot and getting better (I think) very quickly, so that's the best advice I can give.

Also, there are threads on this forum that'll help - stuff like planning a route/ride/topic and taping notes to your tank - big helpers if you're not used to doing this regularly.

LIke I said earlier, if I'm not recording, the best ideas pop into my head, so I'll just go for a ride with the camera on and see what happens... sometimes it's worth posting, oftentimes it's not.

-John
 

Moto Mengy

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I wish I could come across as well spoken as most of you do, that is the one thing I am working on, is having some kind of an idea of a topic I might talk about, so I the talking comes across a bit more polished.
I'll be honest, the simple act of recording videos and editing them together has been a great learning experience for me. I've learned a LOT about how I talk and what I can improve about my speech since doing this. Plus the more videos you record the more comfortable it becomes.

As the saying goes: "practice makes perfect."
 

Dewey316

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I'll be honest, the simple act of recording videos and editing them together has been a great learning experience for me. I've learned a LOT about how I talk and what I can improve about my speech since doing this. Plus the more videos you record the more comfortable it becomes.

As the saying goes: "practice makes perfect."
Absolutely, I edited a vlog last night, and it was far and away the best speaking I have done in any of them.
 

Drakhen99

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I'll be honest, the simple act of recording videos and editing them together has been a great learning experience for me. I've learned a LOT about how I talk and what I can improve about my speech since doing this. Plus the more videos you record the more comfortable it becomes.

As the saying goes: "practice makes perfect."
My wife always rebuts this with, "No. Practice makes PERMANENT!" ... who is to know who is right?

-John
 

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I have done multiple scenarios.

So i have been riding outside with the full intent to make 2 different vlogs. Either back to back recorded, or mixing it a bit, depending on background, location etc.

I have also filmed with the idea of 1 vlog, but it ended up on the editing table into 2 vlogs.
Most of the time it has to do with both the lenght of the video and the fact i was talking about 2 or more subjects. So it can be splitted without feeling it was splitted.

I also have done vlogs were i was filming b-roll or riding to spots for review's etc.
So filming 1 vlog, but getting extra content for a later video.
 
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