5 Ways to Create Unique Videos on TikTok

TikTok has a wide range of features that you can take advantage of to make your videos stand out. They have a large selection of filters and effects that TikTok to transform your videos. These effects can change how your videos feel while also allowing you to add your own personal flair to your videos. One of the most popular effects is the green screen effect. The green screen will find your outline and then remove the background on your video. Then you can put your video on top of another video or image.

TikTok has also added ways to make interacting with other TikToks fun and interactive. With their duets and stitching, you can create new TikToks that are responses to other videos or even adding to another video.

Captions are another popular feature in TikTok. They allow you to convey your message to people without audio and they also provide a way for you to provide voiceovers. Captions are paired with text-to-speech to give a generated voice-over without you having to do a voice-over.

TikTok also has the ability to do live streams on its platform. Talk to your audience directly and have immediate feedback!


Filters on TikTok are a way to change the colors and consequently the feel of the video. These come in four different varieties. Portrait, landscape, food and vibe are the four categories of filters on TikTok. These relate to the type of content in the video and what they believe will work well with that type of content. For example, if you have a TikTok about a city, the landscape filters may help improve the colors in your video. Also, you can use filters to change how the video feels, for example making the video black and white or desaturated. Here are a few filters that are popular.

  • Portrait filter F4 is known for brightening up the image. They do this by lightening the grays in the video. This will also make the video feel brighter and warmer.
  • Landscape filter B10 is popular on TikTok even though it is not generally used for landscapes. The filter is used to enhance the look of the eyes if the eyes are brown, hazel or green.
  • Vibe V1 is an incredibly popular TikTok filter. It is used to give the video the feeling it is a vintage movie.

TikTok Filters

Green Screen

TikTok has a way to put a green screen effect so that you or something you want to appear in front of a background image or video. Out of all of the effects on TikTok, the green screen effect has become one of the most popular effects. This effect allows you to interact with other TikToks and videos in new and unique ways. You can point out specific parts of the video or impose an image to perform various visual effects on an existing video.

The effect works by automatically detecting your or the main focus of the shot’s outline and removing the background from the video. You can then overlay this cutout over an image or video. You can put yourself in front of an iconic landmark or point out specific parts of an image.

Duets and Stitching

Also popular on TikTok is the ability to do a duet. A duet is where you take a video and respond to it in a way by putting your video next to it. The two videos will then be combined into one video with both playing at the same time. Also, you are able to make a duet with a video if they allow it. It can also only be done through the phone app.

Stitching on the other hand adds your video to another video. You can take some portion of another TikTok, and then add your video to it. This can be used as a response or even a continuation of a gag from the first video. You can get creative with how it works. There can be long chains of stitches as a trend that can happen in some popular videos.

Both methods are a way to help establish yourself in the TikTok community. It can also be a  good way of getting people to notice you and the other content that you have uploaded about your business. Try and use them, and have fun with them!


One popular feature of TikTok is adding captions to videos. This serves two purposes. The first is that you can convey messages to people that are not able to listen for any number of reasons. The second is that you can also use TikTok’s text-to-speech feature to automatically generate a voice-over using those captions.

Auto captions

In 2021, TikTok added auto captions to its features. This will use AI to transcribe any talking in the video to text. As a creator, you can then take these generated captions and modify them to make sure they are accurate. Also, as a viewer, these captions can be turned off if they want.

Live Streams

TikTok Lives is TikTok’s live stream program. They allow you to start up a stream and interact with your audience in real-time. That also means you get real-time interaction with your audience. If you are a business this is a good option to showcase you, your product or your service and give people a live demo. Then your potential clients can then ask you questions. This is a good way to get people invested in you and your business.

Another benefit of going live is that you can also get virtual gifts from your fans. Viewers of the stream can buy coins and then use those coins to select a gift to send. The gift is in form of Diamonds, which then you can redeem for money.

How to go live

To be able to go live on TikTok there are certain restrictions you need to meet. First, you need to be over 16 years old, and over 18 years old to be able to send and also get gifts during streams. Also, you need to have at least 1,000 followers. If you do not have 1,000 you will need to wait until you do to be able to go live.

If you meet those requirements, then the first step is to top on the Create icon. Swipe left until you see LIVE and set the title for your stream. Then click Go LIVE. Congratulations you have started your first stream!

How we can help

Our team at Symbol Syndication is here to help you advertise and create content on TikTok to promote your business. We also have experience creating YouTube, YouTube Shorts and Instagram videos as well. We create videos that you can use in your advertisements. They can also be used in your TikTok account with our videography services. Also. we provide digital marketing services. Contact us today and find out how we can help you.

We also provide SEO and other digital marketing services. This includes Facebook advertisements, Google AdWords, and WordPress site optimization. We also do consult for your business. If you are looking to grow your business, our consulting services can help you create better videos and improve your social media presence. We are also available to do speaking engagements to help coach your team on social media.

About the Author: Jonathan Hafichuk

Jonathan is the founder and director of Symbol Syndication, a video production and digital marketing company in Calgary since 2014. With well over a decade spend in the video production and film industry, he has worked with top Canadian companies and Global 500 companies such as Panasonic, Microsoft, Canadian Tire and Nissan to produce marketing videos and create compelling digital marketing campaigns. He is also the host of The Ambition Project, a podcast and video project that showcases inspirational local entrepreneurs. He is also a serial entrepreneur and is involved in a management, consulting or investor capacity in several other ventures. In his spare time he is a music producer and DJ.