Instagram is a huge platform that offers it’s many millions of active users incredible possibilities. Even though its primary focus is photos, ever since an update made uploading short videos an option, people have been taking advantage of it, and the popularity of this feature has skyrocketed.

That’s why we’ve put together a this article to help everyone reading this make awesome Instagram videos, whether you are just starting out, or you’ve already been making clips for a while.

Find inspiration

With over 300 million active users, there’s no shortage of inspiration for making your videos. Get your hands on as many good clips as you can, and see what makes them great. Take a look at the subject matter, the angles, the transitions and anything else that might be of use.

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But, you don’t have to limit yourself just to Instagram videos. You can find inspiration in your favorite movies, TV shows, in memes, and a whole score of other places. If you want to get a behind the scenes look at a celebrity profile, you can use an Instagram spy tool.

Make a plan

Sometimes great videos can be a spur of the moment type thing, a documentation of your everyday life and its occurrences. But, you can’t always rely on this method. That’s why if you want to make excellent content, your 15-second video should more often than not be the result of a well thought out plan.

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Put a story together, plan out the shots, pick a location. Anything that will make the process run smoother for you. The effort won’t go unnoticed.

Learn to use your tools

Instead of shooting with the Instagram app, you can take videos with your favorite camera app and have even more control over quality. Don’t limit yourself. You can move clips to your computer from various sources, and then onto Instagram. But, you don’t have to stop there. Instagram has its own filters and editing tools, but you can use your desktop or laptop to edit and put together videos with stunning effects and transitions.

Most Instagram users make content with their mobile phones, which can affect quality if they’re not used the right way. Good audio can make or break a video, so be sure to be close enough to get good sound. To get good video, you have to have a steady hand. But, you can put your phone down on a table or even use mobile phone mounts and camera tripods for better results.

Be creative

As with many other endeavors in life, making Instagram videos is a matter of practice. It’s about perfecting and putting together a whole score of smaller tasks into a whole. But, don’t get hung up on every single detail. Let creativity be your guide because sometimes an excellent idea transcends technical limitations and knowledge. Most importantly of all, remember to have lots of fun!