4 Simple Hacks To Help You Level Up Your TikTok Videos And Instagram Reels

Plus, find out how you could win up to RM35,000 in cash. ;P

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Ever wanted to shoot cool videos like those viral TikTokers and Instagrammers? Well, we've got good news for you! :D

@saysdotcom Calling all videography enthusiasts, TikTokers, Instagrammers, and YouTubers! Now’s your chance to show off your talent and stand a chance to win cash prizes up to RM35,000 with Gamuda Land’s Through Your Lens contest! If you need some inspiration for your videos, make sure to follow us as Brenda and Zaidi will be showing you some videography tips and tricks. #Sponsored #gamudaland #ThroughYourLens #TYL2022 #SincereResponsibleOriginal original sound - saysdotcom

Gamuda Land is having their Through Your Lens 2022 Videography Contest in partnership with SAYS, where you could bring home your share of up to RM35,000 in cash prizes just by filming a vertical video at one of their townships, woah!

From now until 31 December 2022, head over to Gamuda Gardens, Gamuda Cove, twentyfive.7, Jade Hills, or Horizon Hills to shoot a video for a chance to win big. It's all up to your creativity — take a walk by the park, visit a nearby mall, as long as you manage to capture what a home means to you.

Keep reading to the end to find out more about this contest.

But if you aren't sure where to start, fret not! Here are a few simple hacks to help you level up your TikTok videos and Instagram Reels:

1. Use a tripod, Align Tool, and timer to make smooth transitions

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Most of the transition effects on TikTok videos and Instagram Reels involve you combining two clips in a seamless manner. And the perfect way to do that is to ensure your second clip starts off right where the first clip ended.

To do that, use a tripod, along with the Align Tool and timer within Instagram. Alternatively, you can use a third-party app like CapCut and its Overlay feature to get the same effect.

STEP 1: Set up your tripod and use your selfie camera to set the scene, then take your first clip.

STEP 2: Activate the Align Tool, so you have an idea of the position where you left off. Then, set a timer and get in place, before filming the second clip.

STEP 3: Combine both clips together and trim it so the transition is smooth.

2. To do a jump cut, make sure your cameraman jumps together with you

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Known as a jump cut, a.k.a. a person jumping and the background changing, this is one of the most popular transition effects. While you've probably seen a TikTok video or Instagram Reel with this effect, here's a behind the scenes look at what filming it is actually like.

STEP 1: Jump, and make sure your cameraman jumps together with you.

STEP 2: Go to your next location and repeat.

STEP 3: Stitch all your clips and try to time the change of scenes together with the beat.

3. One of the easiest transitions is by covering your camera

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A fun way to transition from scene to scene is by using the camera cover effect, and you won't need any extra tools other than your hand or surroundings. Just remember to fully cover your phone's camera to get the best result.

STEP 1: Cover your camera lens completely (with your hand or a surface). Then, click record and remove your hand/start filming your first clip. End your first clip by covering your camera lens again.

STEP 2: Start and end your second clip in the same way.

STEP 3: Stitch your clips together and edit your transitions until they look seamless.

4. You can use built-in effects or manually swipe for seamless cuts

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The great thing about TikTok and Instagram is that they have all kinds of built-in effects and transitions that you can use for your short videos. For instance, you can use Instagram Reel's Transition: Warp to transport yourself from one place to another just by turning your head.

Alternatively, you can achieve the same effect by doing a manual DIY transition.

STEP 1: Film yourself using the selfie camera, then turn your phone towards the right.

STEP 2: For the second clip, turn your phone towards the right before you start filming.

STEP 3: When you put both clips together, you'll get a sort of warping effect.

Ready to take your TikTok videos and Instagram Reels to the next level?

Try out these simple hacks and participate in Gamuda Land's Through Your Lens 2022 Videography Contest to win your share of up to RM35,000 in cash prizes! :O

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Here's how to participate:

STEP 1: Create a vertical video that is up to one minute long at selected Gamuda Land townships (Gamuda Gardens, Gamuda Cove, twentyfive.7, Jade Hills, or Horizon Hills). In the video, explain what a perfect home means to you; be as creative as possible!

Then, post your video on either Facebook, Instagram Reels, or TikTok, with hashtags: #TYL2022 #ThroughYourLens #gamudaland #SincereResponsibleOriginal. Remember to set your account to public.

STEP 2: Visit the contest landing page, fill in the submission form, and include your social media posting link. Don't forget, the deadline is 31 December!

STEP 3: Shortlisted winners will be invited to a prize giving ceremony at a Gamuda Land township, where the grand prize winner will be unveiled.

Grand Prize:
RM12,000 cash prize
1st Runner Up: RM5,000 cash prize
2nd Runner Up: RM3,000 cash prize
Consolation Prizes: RM1,000 cash prizes (x15)

Visit one of Gamuda Land's townships today to start shooting, and tell us what a home means to you!

Submit your entry on this contest landing page, or read the full terms and conditions here.

Need more inspiration? Check out this tutorial video below:

@saysdotcom Transitions can make your videos look super cool! Try out these super easy transitions to add a little oomph to your videos! Find out more about the contest and submit your entries here: #Sponsored #gamudaland #ThroughYourLens #TYL2022 #SincereResponsibleOriginal original sound - saysdotcom

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