Oops! It appears that you have disabled your Javascript. In order for you to see this page as it is meant to appear, we ask that you please re-enable your Javascript!


  • Home
  • >
  • Blog
  • >
  • A Guide To Making Your Dog A Video Star
  • March 12, 2021
  • Posted by Claude
  • Category Blog

Author: Isabella Lovett

Dogs are the stars of social media: adult dog owners post pictures of their dogs online six times a week and watch dog videos about three times a week, NBC reports. One in ten has a social media account entirely devoted to their favorite pooch. If you’re interested in joining in the fun and making videos of your dog, you’ll need to know the steps to take to make your videos stand out from the thousands of other pet videos on the web. 

Use a DSLR camera

A DSLR (digital SLR) camera will help make your videos top quality whether they’re 4K or HD. They provide better resolution, sharpness and clarity than phone cameras, thanks to stronger processing power and larger sensors. You’ll also benefit from interchangeable lenses to use for different shots, along with better zooming capabilities. These cameras also have an excellent ability to shoot bokeh: a technique that creates a soft, aesthetically-pleasing, out-of-focus background in your videos, therefore enhancing the viewing experience. Sound quality is also better with a DSLR camera, so your videos won’t potentially be ruined by bad sound. 

Make your videos accessible

Taking the time to make your dog videos accessible means everyone, including people with disabilities, can view them. Not only does this help all viewers feel included, but you’ll also reach a wider audience. In fact, adding captions to YouTube videos results in a 7.3% increase in views. Additionally, 89% more people are more likely to watch a video to the end if captions are offered. Used by people with hearing impairments, captions are written text of the dialogue and sounds (including background noises) that occur in the video. Although YouTube can automatically add captions, you’ll find doing them yourself to be a more accurate translation. Captions in different languages are also useful to viewers from different countries who may not speak English as their first language, which means even more people can enjoy your content.

Make it fun and interesting

If you want your videos to go viral, they need to be interesting. For example, funny dogs are particularly popular — and your dog probably does plenty of things that make you laugh. Think about what these things are. Do they go crazy when you get their leash or steal food from the table? You could even film your dog visiting new locations and film their reaction — dogs often react humorously to novelty. Additionally, switching up the camera angles can make your videos more engaging. While you’re most used to looking down at your dog from above, holding the camera at ground level can give a different perspective of your dog that viewers aren’t used to seeing.

Dog videos are some of the most popular pet videos on the web. With a little thought and creativity, along with your dog’s natural charisma, you’ll be able to successfully make your very own pooch a video star.

Related Posts

10 Ways An #Affenpinscher Changes Your Life #Ilovemyaffie #affie
  • Posted by editor
  • |
  • July 24, 2017

10 Ways An Affenpinscher Changes Your Life

When you bring home your bouncy, scruffy Affenpinscher puppy, you only think you know what you’re in for. The truth is, this is no normal dog – ...
10 Ways To Resist The Charms Of A Dandie Dinmont Terrier
  • Posted by editor
  • |
  • November 23, 2017

10 Ways To Fight Off The Charm Of A Dandie Dinmont Terrier

Does a Dandie Dinmont Terrier live in your home? Most likely not, because these dogs are hard to come by. If you ever encounter a ...
  • Posted by Claude
  • |
  • December 8, 2021

Surprise your Furry Friend with Fun Gifts to Feel the Christmas Magic

Author: Kenny Johnson The holiday season is right around the corner. And, this means that it is time to begin working on the Christmas gift ...