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How To Frame your Instagram Stories: Part Two

In my last post re: Instagram Stories, I shared how I was editing my IG stories at that point in time. Since then, video editing apps have been evolving and catering more to the 9:16 video format which means I have new and improved ways to share with all of you. This doesn't mean that the methods in my previous post are no longer useful, they are in their own way - which I will explain further later. Both the apps below are free and available on iOS and Android and should be used in conjunction with each other.

FilmoraGo

FilmoraGo allows you to place a video in the background and a still image on top. Import your video that you want in the background as it will fill the whole frame with no option to adjust size (if you want to adjust the size and placing of the video in background, read my previous post and see app: Splice). Once you've imported the media, on the right hand side, choose Ratio/Crop to ensure the setting is at 16:9 - we will need to use another app at the end to change it to 9:16. Then, go to Edit Tools on the right. To add an image, choose PIP and pick a photo. This photo can be resized, moved and rotated to your liking. You can add multiple images or gifs and when you're done, press Okay. I also like playing with the filters which can be adjusted in intensity and also the overlays where you can add cute film effects over your video.

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PocketVideo

PocketVideo is another app that allows overlaying media over video. Although there are many similiarities between PocketVideo and Filmorago, the main difference is that PocketVideo caters specifically to social media formats. That means when you create a Instagram video project, you can choose whether you want the format to be landscape, portrait (my preference) or square. Another difference is that PocketVideo not only allows you to overlay still photos over video, but also another video.

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iOS | Android