Join Von Glitschka for an in-depth discussion in this video Posting videos on Instagram, part of Social Media for Graphic Designers.
- [Instructor] In this movie, I wanna cover how to post a video on Instagram. Now remember, like most social media platforms, Instagram itself, in general is a gated community, so you have to keep that aspect in mind, regarding the videos you're gonna share on it, because if you want it to go to the broadest market possible, only it's gonna make the viewability of that video a little more finite. Now when it comes to Instagram, I don't really mind that, if I wanna get a video out there, I'll usually upload it to YouTube, and use either Facebook or Twitter to kinda push it out.
But Instagram is also an account that I post a lot of personal stuff on, so I like taking videos with my iPhone, for example, and then just simply uploading them. Now the format for video uploads from you mobile device to Instagram is limited to three seconds to 60 seconds max, link the videos, so if you video goes over 60 seconds, you're gonna have to trim it when you upload it to Instagram, they actually will have an interface that comes up so you can do that, and you can isolate the area of that video you want to make up your post on Instagram, so you just need to keep that in mind as you use this social media service to post video.
In that case, let's go ahead and walk through the process of posting a video and I'm gonna click on the plus icon here, and this will take me to my camera roll, and I'm just gonna scroll down and I have a nice video that I took of our koi pond in the backyard, and because it's a square format, I just shot this video with my iPhone like I shoot any video, so therefore, if I scroll it to the left, you can see it's wider than the square format of Instagram, so in this case, I want to just kinda bring it over a little bit, like this and now I think that's gonna work good, so I'm gonna click next.
And then this will take you to where you can actually use some filters, and I think this first one, the Clarendon, actually looks nice on this video, so I'm gonna select that one. And then you can trim it if you wanna trim it. On this one, I'm not gonna bother to trim it, but if you wanted to, this is where you'd go to trim it. This video is about a minute long, so we're kinda fine regarding that, and on the cover, is where you can choose an image to be the cover, it'll randomly select image possibilities by analyzing the video that you're uploading, In this case, I'm just gonna leave it to what it's defaulting to, and I'm gonna click on next.
And now, it'll once again bring up, this isn't really distinctly Glitschka Studios, so I'm just gonna click on Salem, Oregon. This is the city I live in. And I'm just gonna put some simple information in here, regarding our koi fish, so we have about 40 koi fish, by the way, in our backyard. And I feed them this product that's made from, of all things, radishes that come from Japan, actually.
And it's called, it has an interesting name, it's called Manda Fu, I'm not really sure what that means, but it kinda sounds like something from Big Trouble in Little China movie. So we're just gonna finish commenting here. I love koi fish, though, and this food really does improve the color to come out on the koi fish, and they absolutely love it. They kinda freak out and fight over the food when you throw it in the pond, it's kinda fun.
And I'll put in a few hashtags as always, so we go koi fish, let's see, we'll do a couple more, so how about pond, if people are looking for things, maybe they'll discover this and enjoy the video, and I always try to get a little funny, or at least I think it's funny, do not fall in (laughs), do not fall in, that should work.
And let's see, once again, I'm not gonna bother sharing that on any social media platform, I'm just gonna click share now. And our video is now live, so people can enjoy the koi fish in my backyard. And that's as easy as it gets when you're sharing content, like videos, on a social media platform, like Instagram. They make the process as simple as it can possibly be. If I wanna share videos, I tend to post most of them on Facebook, via a YouTube link, but if it's just candid moments like this, be it creative or personal, for that matter, I always use Instagram, then decide if I wanna share it with my Twitter audience as well.
Videos on Instagram is an easy and effective way to share with those who follow you.
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