If you’ve watched any of actress-host Alex Gonzaga’s vlogs, understanding why her YouTube channel gained over half a million subscribers in just a few months would be a no-brainer. It offers a little bit of everything—makeup tutorials, bag raids, house tours, pieces of #realtalk, music sessions among others—with an added dose of comedy.
AG’s travel vlogs have been many’s favorite. How she shows us her misadventures from her POV uncensored and unapologetic just creates a real connection between her and her likewise travel-obsessed millennial audience. Boracay, Hong Kong, Paris, Florence, Rome? These Alex has let us in for a peek, giving us a good laugh with her signature kakulitan.
Looking to start a travel vlog? The newest Klook ambassador, who makes vlogging seem so fun and easy (it isn't, really), has these hilarious tips for you!
Make sure you know your camera well. Like, duh. Knowing what the buttons in your camera are for is paramount when it comes to vlogging. Not only does it help you make the most of your recorder, but it also makes the entire process less of a hassle. “Whatever happens, kapag may mga nangyaring anomalya, you know how to kalikot or do anything with your camera para maayos mo tsaka mabilis mong ma-record ang video,” Alex explains.
Connect your camera to a monopod. People wouldn't want to watch a shaky video. Avoid this with a trusty monopod! It helps make your camera steady, keeping your viewers safe from distraction—and dizziness!
Include your family and friends in the video. Mommy Pinty. Sister Toni. Boyfie Mikee. Nephew Sevy... For Alex, the more characters you include in your work, the merrier! Next to Alex’s family and friends, she also has featured some of the locals she'd meet in her travels. To make it more interesting, she says, let them talk about their experiences and their perspective on the trip!
Bring an extra battery and extra memory card with you. Of course, you wouldn’t want to miss filming some of the highlights of your trip because you're "low batt" or "wala nang memory." Channel your inner tita—it’s a must to always be prepared and flexible in order to make travel vlogging a lot easier for you!
Charge your equipment at the end of the day. Alex suggests charging your camera, extra battery, laptop, and cellphone at the end of the day, so you can be ready to film anytime. Because, yes, you'll never know when there's content waiting to be featured. In every trip, Alex adds, “I vlog when I feel like it, when something is happening or may maganda and may times na sobrang bilis ng mga pangyayari. Dapat mabilis ang kamay mo dun.”
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