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Watch Me Create 3 Instagram Reels

October 7, 2020

Are you really overwhelmed with Instagram Reels? Maybe you have zero idea how to do it and just need to WATCH someone do it. This video is going to do exactly that! It’s a BTS look at myself creating 3 different instagram reels, all with different goals in mind. These Reels have been a game changer for me and I am OBSESSED. 

Behind the Scenes of Creating Instagram Reels

To start, I want to share that I’ve been making my Instagram Reels with Final Cut Pro, but you could use a program like Splice, too if you wanted! I create my Reel outside of the Instagram app and then upload it into Instagram. At that point, I will add the text or anything else “fun” that I want to within Instagram. 

Behind the Scenes Reel

For the first Reel we’re going to walk through, I’m making a behind the scenes video with tips about posing a bridal party! As you’ll see, I already have the video created on Final Cut Pro. After showing some of the video my photography assistant took, I added a still of the final photo! As I upload it, I can add music here (sorry if you don’t have it, what an annoying glitch! If you don’t have music, try switching your account type!). Once I’ve picked music, it’s time to add text. Remember – tell people RIGHT away what your video is about. And don’t forget to tell them why they should watch the whole Reel, too. Finally, at the end of my reels, I’m making sure I add a call to action – encouraging them to follow me, share the video, or something similar so you’re still growing your audience. 

A Reel with Me on Camera

The second Reel I’m going to make is one with myself on camera (3 Poses at Home). These are great for giving really fast tips to your audience. For this one, we’re going to talk about posing at home! When I’m doing a Reel like this, I usually just record myself getting into the pose and then take screenshots to use for the actual Reel itself. A quick tip – flip it so that it’s not in selfie mode… the quality of the video is MUCH better. After I’ve taken the video, it’s time to edit them. I pull the files into Final Cut Pro and make my adjustments. Remember to keep your Instagram Reel short – keep it engaging! Then I’ll go back to my phone and take screenshots of my final poses, add my presets to them, and drop them into the video file. Now it’s time to save it to my Reels so I can share it to Instagram! Another quick reminder here – when you add text, remember that viewers can’t see the super top or bottom of the screen when they’re just scrolling – so be mindful where you place your text! 

Finding a Trend

And finally… The hard thing about Instagram Reels right now is that we can’t really see the trends going on in hashtags, sounds, or something like that like you can on Tik Tok. So, the last Reel I’m sharing with you is how to follow a trend! Essentially, you’ll need to film the various parts. For this one, I need shots of me working and then some of Ember to put this one together. Sometimes for these trends, I have to create my videos in Tik Tok then move it to Instagram!

I hope walking through how to create Instagram Reels has helped you. I can’t wait to see what you’re making over on your own accounts. Have some fun with these!!

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