March 23

How To Make Instagram Videos On Your Computer


So today I had an aha moment with Instagram.

But before we get into that, let me share something.

When I was born, I came out of the womb shaking rattling and rolling.

Ok so just shaking but still.

It is most noticeable on my hands but I shake. I have always had a shake. I will always have a shake.

This is not a big deal but there are times when it is inconvenient.

As a kid, I got laughed at a bit.

As an adult, I get the following questions:

"Are you nervous"

"Do you need a fix?"

Yes, people have actually asked me that. That is the worst one.

Back in my 9 to 5 days, I would start every interview with explaining the shake so that they wouldn't think that I was nervous or a drug addict.

Today, the issue is holding a camera. It doesn't go well for me. You should see my attempts at shooting video with my phone.

It is a train wreck.

Just the other day, I shot a video for Instagram and it was a mess.

I said, the heck with it and released it anyways.

But, I want to do more quick Instagram and Twitter vides. I know that there had to be a better way.

This is when I had an aha moment.

I can make quick helpful videos with Screenflow and then put them on Instagram.

This is what I did and it worked well. It also allowed for better quality videos.

So here is my process:

  • Have an idea
  • Write out the script
  • Record with Screenflow
  • Add intro and outro slide
  • Add text with link info over video
  • Save as mp4
  • Airdrop to phone
  • Text myself the Instagram message with hashtags
  • Copy and paste text
  • Upload video

The Tools That I Used:

  • Mac
  • ScreenFlow
  • AirDrop
  • iPhone

You can use any video editing tool for this. If you have a Mac you could use iMovie, which is free. You can also find other free video editing tools on a PC.

Of course, don't forget that you can do selfie videos or videos shot live.

Instagram is a happening platform, so have fun and enjoy it.

Hootsuite - Social Relationship Platform


Instagram tips

You may also like

Let’s talk about revenue

Are You Willing?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked

    1. Sabrina,

      Thank you so much. It was really becoming a frustrating experience and I knew that there had to be a better way. I hope that this inspires you to make a lot of videos.

      Blog on,

{"email":"Email address invalid","url":"Website address invalid","required":"Required field missing"}

Get in touch

0 of 350