Over the past two decades, pole dancing has transformed from a strip-club-only activity into a hybrid of sport, art, exotic dance, and fitness craze that many people want to try. Pole dancing is gaining popularity as a form of exercise with many known benefits, such as improving strength, fitness, and even mental health. If you are an expert at pole dancing, you can make a lot of money by selling instruction videos to the growing number of people interested in learning how to pole dance. But, to be successful, you must start by creating the right setup that allows you to record high-quality instructional videos that people will want to buy.
Consider your camera options
There are different types of cameras you can use depending on your budget and the kinds of videos you intend to shoot. If you are on a low budget or just getting started, you can start recording on your smartphone camera. Smartphone cameras have come a long way, with most flagship phones recording similar or even better quality videos than some professional cameras. If your budget allows for it, you can invest in a professional DSLR camera from high-profile brands like Canon or Nikon. Although it may require a high level of skill and patience to operate, a DSLR camera will allow you to record professional-looking videos that viewers will love.
Make sure you have quality audio
Recording high-quality footage is pointless if your audio will not be good enough, especially in pole dancing instruction videos where your audience needs to be told clearly what to do and when to do it. You want your audio quality to match or even exceed your video quality, and using the camera’s built-in microphone in most cases won’t do the trick. As such, you need to look for a microphone that your camera supports and can record high-quality audio in the environment you’re recording in. If you are recording indoors, most microphones will work well since you have less background noise to worry about.
However, if you are recording outdoors, you’ll need to invest in a good microphone that is designed for outdoor recording. For example, a shotgun microphone is great for outdoor recording as it‘s uni-directional and will only record audio from the source while blocking ambient noise. Other types of equipment you may need when recording outdoors include a portable field mixer and wind protection equipment.
Have proper lighting
Lighting is vital in pole dancing instruction videos as it allows your audience to see every little move you make clearly so that they can replicate it perfectly. You’ll need to buy lighting equipment especially if you’re recording indoors or in dimly lit areas. Even if you’re shooting outdoors where there’s plenty of natural light, lighting equipment can help you modify the mood and create videos that look more professional. A softbox, for example, is great for pole dancing videos as it emulates the natural, soft lighting from a window, allowing you to add lighting without producing any harsh shadows.
You don’t need a lot of technical know-how to create high-quality pole dancing instruction videos that your audience will enjoy. With a good camera, audio recording equipment, and proper lighting, you can make great videos that allow you to express your creativity, make some extra income, and possibly even become internet famous.