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Short-form mobile video platform, TikTok, has become increasingly popular among locals who are always searching for new ways of creative self-expression.
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TikTok is becoming increasingly popular among South Africans from all walks of life who are always searching for new ways to express themselves creatively. Here’s what you need to know about #TikTok101.
Thanks to TikTok’s easy-to-use video capturing and editing tools, users are now able to showcase a diverse range of creative videos by adding special effects, stickers and so much more.
TikTok’s latest campaign, TikTok101, shares useful tips to help users become familiar with the app. Not only will it empower content creators to take control of their creativity, but will also take your content to the next level.
Tips from the campaign include how to use the green screen effect to give your video any background you want, as well as the freeze-frame feature, which allows users to top in motion for a certain amount of time.
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There are also useful tips on how to add text to a video, or how to utilise cool voice effect or the smorgasbord of transition effects to spruce up a video. What’s more, local creators are sharing their tips and tricks, too.
The first step is to follow the TikTok101 campaign by heading over to @TikTok101africa for your starter-pack essentials.
Some of the latest how-to videos include how to stay on top of popular trends, courtesy of ZayaanFour (@zayaan4), while @afrobeatswithkamau shares their tips for growing your audience.
Boniswa Sidwaba, TikTok Content Operations Manager, Africa, explains that TikTok is the perfect platform for users to express their creative ideas on the go, share their creativity and connect with a wider community.
“By using the platform’s easy-to-use video capturing and editing tools the possibilities are truly endless. For first-time or novice users, setting up an account and creating that first official TikTok video can seem quite daunting, especially when your feed is full of videos that make creators look like professional video editors”.
Sidwaba adds that “secret is that most creators are just everyday locals having fun on the platform”, and you join their ranks in no time.
“You too can learn to dance and shoot perfectly edited videos just like them using the cool tools available. Getting started and becoming a pro is super easy,” Sidwaba assures users.
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