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Making a Driving Lesson Video: Tips and Tricks



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Driving lessons can be boring, even for the most patient and understanding instructor. And, let’s be honest: it’s not like you’re going to remember every single detail of your lesson anyway! That’s why it’s a good idea to take videos of your driving sessions and review them afterwards. You’ll see exactly where your strengths are—and where you need more practice. Here are some tips for making sure that the video is as helpful as possible:

Shoot in landscape mode.

Shooting in landscape mode is ideal for videos where you are moving from right to left or vice versa. This is because it maintains a natural visual flow. It’s also ideal if you’re filming driving lessons and want your student comfortable with their surroundings while they learn to drive.

If you’re not sure which way to shoot your video, try both ways and see which one looks best!

Plan a short script.

The first step in creating a driving lesson video is to write a short script that will outline what you want to say, and how you plan on saying it. This will help you stay focused during your lesson, as well as make it easier for the editor to cut out unnecessary footage later on.

To start writing your script, first think about what message you want people who watch your video to take away from it. For example, if your goal is just to show off some cool tricks that novice drivers should know (like braking while turning), then write down those tips when they come up during the lesson with some brief explanations why they’re important or effective. Then practice saying them out loud so they sound natural and conversational (i.e., not too robotic or rehearsed).

Once those topics are covered in detail enough for viewers’ needs – including any necessary examples – add in any other things that might be relevant but didn’t quite fit under any specific category: why drivers should always wear their seatbelts; what kinds of questions they can ask their instructors before signing up; etc.. You’ll want these included because sometimes even experienced drivers forget such things when preoccupied by more pressing issues like “how do I shift this thing?!”

Keep your camera steady.

Like with taking any video, it’s important to keep your camera steady. You can do this by using a tripod or monopod. If you don’t have either of these, you can use a selfie stick. However, most selfie sticks aren’t designed to be used for extended periods of time and will wear out quickly if you do so. One way around that is to use an extension arm on top of your selfie stick (or even two extender arms) which will give more stability but make moving the camera around more difficult. Another option is purchasing a grip for your phone that will hook onto the handlebars or armrests of chairs—this gives even more stability than extension arms but also requires being closer to the subject when filming them driving in real-time as opposed to creating clips from multiple angles later on and stitching them together.

Use a quality microphone.

If you’re going to be recording yourself talking, the quality of the audio is important. You want a microphone that works well in different environments and delivers clear sound without too much background noise.

The best kind of microphone for video capture is a headset microphone, which will sit just below your mouth so that it picks up your voice better than other types of microphones can. Another option is a lavalier (lav) mic, which clips onto your clothes or collar and records from more of an omnidirectional perspective (this means it will pick up voices from all sides).

If you don’t have access to a good microphone or are more comfortable with one on your phone, try to stay away from the built-in mics—they work fine for general use but won’t give you as high-quality results as dedicated gear would.

Make sure the audio is clear and easy to understand.

The first thing to remember about audio is that the quality of your microphone matters. If you are using a built-in camera microphone, the sound will be muffled and unclear. If you have an external microphone, make sure it’s a high-quality one (like this one).

The second thing to remember about audio is that distance from the microphone matters. The closer your mouth is to the microphone, the clearer and more understandable your voice will be for your student driver or instructor in their headphones or speakerphones. Ideally, we want our mouths right up against our microphones when we record videos so that there isn’t any background noise at all.

Most people use a pop filter or windscreen while they record because they think they need it—but they don’t! Just make sure whatever device you are using has an easy way for you to adjust its position relative to yourself so that it captures clear audio without having any wind noise from behind or below where you stand nor do those who listen hear any popping noises from within or around where you stand either (unless doing so intentionally).

Use a video editor

For your video to stand out, you need to edit it. The good news is that you can do this with the help of a video editor. This is especially important if you have a lot of footage to get through in a short period of time, or if you need to add subtitles or captions so that deaf people can follow along. Adding captions can also help with SEO and accessibility because search engines like Google will be able to read them as well as people who are searching for information about driving lessons.

If you’re planning on uploading a video, you should make sure that it’s under two minutes long. Search engines like Google will rank videos higher if they are shorter than two minutes.

Add background music.

A great way to make a driving lesson video is to add background music. This can help set the mood and make your video more interesting. However, there are some things to keep in mind when adding music:

  • Make sure the music is appropriate for the type of driving lesson you’re filming! For example, if you’re filming an elderly couple’s first time using their GPS device, don’t use heavy metal as background noise!
  • Avoid adding words to your video (if possible). If someone is listening to your driving lesson without watching it at the same time (e.g., on their phone or computer), they may not understand what’s happening in terms of what questions should be asked during each phase of learning how to drive safely on city streets versus highways or interstate highways.


Video is becoming more and more popular for online education, but it can also be a powerful tool for offline learning too. A driving lesson video is a great way to keep your students engaged and focused on the lessons you’re teaching them. It’s also an invaluable resource for parents who want to make sure their children are being well-taught by an experienced instructor who knows what he or she is doing!