Top Tips on Getting Inspiration for your Video
23rd February 2021 by CH
Finding a source of inspiration for your next video project can be tricky, especially when you don’t know where to start. All you need is that lightbulb moment to get you going, but sometimes that can be hard too. We’ve all been there, don’t worry.
Here’s some of the ways we spark our creativity at CH Towers.
Browse Instagram, Behance and Vimeo…or maybe even TikTok!
No matter what your video project is about, you can find countless sources of inspiration on these platforms. There’s an endless supply of content on just about any topic, plus they’re entirely free to look through.
Just typing out what you’re looking for in the search bars will bring up thousands of hours of content, and Instagram, Behance and TikTok have plenty of trending images and videos that can help get your creative juices flowing. Why not have a look at our Instagram, YouTube and Vimeo accounts for inspiration as well?
Create a Mind Map
Sometimes the only thing you need to do is to just write down whatever comes to your mind on paper and go from there. There’s no better way of doing this than the tried and tested method of creating a mind map.
You’d be surprised at how easy it is to get inspiration from just writing down whatever words you can think of that are related to your central idea. Seeing it all laid out in front of you can help you to make connections that you might not have been able to see previously.
Listen to Music
Whether it’s one of your favourite tunes or something entirely new, putting on music can help stimulate your thought process. As we mentioned in one of our previous blogs, creating an atmosphere to put you at ease is vital in making sure that you are thinking as creatively as possible.
A Change of Scenery
Sometimes all you need is to stretch your legs. Go for a walk in the park, take a half-hour bike ride or just look out the window for longer, getting out might be just what you need to come up with a brilliant idea.
Getting some fresh air and getting away from all your devices gives your mind a well-deserved break and allows it to come back reinvigorated and ready to take a fresh look at something.
Perhaps the most important tip on this list is making sure that you aren’t stressed about your work. It’ll just make it more difficult for you to gain inspiration. Taking regular breaks is essential to stop you from burning out.
Do an activity that you personally find relaxing, like reading a chapter of a book you’re into, watching an episode of your favourite series, or even meditating for half an hour. As long as it’s something you enjoy, then it will help you go back with a positive mindset.