Create Instagram Reels Shortly
Working on making Instagram Reels but frustrated with how long it’s taking you? I get it! For a newbie to Instagram, reels don’t have to be complicated to be effective. Keep reading this blog to discover my top tips for making Instagram Reels fast.
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Instagram Reel Tip #1: Batch record your Instagram Reels
My first time-saving tip is to batch record your Instagram Reels. Simply put, batch creation means that you create similar content at once. In fact, my weekly YouTube videos are made in batch. I actually film 8-12 YouTube videos in a day or two so I have content that lasts for months.
When you batch record your Instagram Reels, not only do you have content ready when you need it (instead of creating something in the moment), you can also publish much faster with just a few taps.
By creating all your content in one batch, you also make sure you have the right mindset. Understandably, many people can get nervous when stepping in front of a camera. By filming everything at once, you can pump yourself up and make sure you’re in the right frame of mind.
Finally, if you batch create your Instagram Reels, you can add video and text at once. Go ahead and jump into the Instagram app, add your text and save it to your phone. If you do this repeatedly, you will find that you make faster progress in creating your content.
Instagram Reel Tip #2: Make a note of the timestamp of your selected music
Next, let’s talk about how to effectively add music to your Instagram reel. Audio is an important part of creating an engaging Instagram reel. Because of this, choosing the music or voiceover for your reel should never be an afterthought.
That’s why I recommend saving music that you like as soon as it shows up in your Instagram feed. Just tap the audio track name and tap the ribbon to save. Now you can quickly add that music the next time you create an Instagram reel.
But to save even more time, I recommend noting the timestamp of the audio you want to share. Keep a document or spreadsheet where you organize the Instagram Reels you create. Then add the note of the timestamp of the music you want to use. When you’re ready to post, you’ll have all the information you need to start adding and sharing music.
Instagram Reel Tip #3: Download a backup reel to your phone’s camera roll
Third, I recommend downloading a backup of Instagram Reel to your phone’s camera. While saving your Instagram Reels as a draft is a good option, it’s not 100% perfect.
For this reason, I suggest that you also download your Instagram Reel to your phone camera roll. Then you always have a backup of your work.
To download your backup Instagram role, all you have to do is tap the top-left arrow pointing down (the one with a line underneath). When you’re ready to upload your Instagram Reel, all you have to do is drag it from your camera roll and add the audio.
Want to know how to use Instagram drafts for your other content? Check out this YouTube video.
Instagram Reel Tip #4: How to Create an Instagram Reel to Save for Later
Next, let’s take a closer look at how to create an Instagram role to save for later. First, open the Instagram Reels tab and turn the camera around to capture.
Then set the Instagram Reel time length. You can choose 15, 30 or 60 seconds. I suggest filming for 30 seconds. Remember that once you’ve started your Instagram role, you can’t go back and renew it. However, you can post a reel that is less than 30 seconds long, even if you chose that longer length.
If you’re nervous about filming, I recommend setting a timer to prepare for the shoot. A timer can also come in handy when you want to film something that’s hands-free.
Now you can tap the preview button to check your Instagram. If you want to record from scratch, don’t tap the “X”. Instead, tap the back button in the bottom-left corner and select the trash can.
To trim the end of your Instagram roll, just tap the scissors icon. Tap “Trim” and then tap “Done” to finish your Instagram reel. Now you can add your text.
For a deeper dive into adding text to Instagram Reels and why a hook is a must, watch this YouTube video.
Instagram Reel Tip #5: Remember, you don’t have to be perfect on videos
Finally, my top pro tip for Instagram Reels. Remember, you don’t have to be perfect to be on video. It’s totally understandable to be nervous, after all, showing ourselves out there sometimes seems ridiculous to all of us.
But getting people to connect with you is the most important thing you can do for your brand. You want them to know the real person behind your brand.
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