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Creating a Video About a Holiday Event

In this tutorial you’ll learn how to create a video about a holiday event. For our example we cover a quirky holiday party featuring an Easter carnival.

Recipe

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STEP ONE

When you’re making a video about a quirky holiday party  - in our case, an Easter carnival - start by collecting two separate interviews.

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STEP TWO

Talk to someone directing event and someone attending it.  Ask the director to tell you what the party involves and what people can do there.  We had ours describe each game available.  What are their tips for making the most of the experience?

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STEP THREE

Ask the partygoer to tell you about their experience so far…why did they want to come? What do they think of it all? Record each answer as a separate sound bite.

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STEP FOUR

Now get video of everything your director mentioned. We got shots of this bunny photo booth…and this mechanical bull. You’ll want lots of video of the main attraction - in our case, an egg hunt cage match with bunnies. We got shots of children playing the game and being chased by the bunnies. Notice how we got some shots right up against the cage…and others inside. Try to follow the action smoothly with your phone.

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STEP FIVE

If they tally up the score, make sure you’re filming. We got video of the referee counting the eggs this child collected…and congratulating him. This makes a good natural sound bite for your video.

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STEP SIX

Now play the game yourself! I got inside the cage and held my phone with one hand as I picked up eggs with the other one. This gives you some cool first person shots and makes the viewer feel like they’re playing too. 

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STEP SEVEN

Now it’s time for your part as a reporter. Think of a way to introduce the story and a way to wrap it up. Record yourself delivering both on-camera.

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STEP EIGHT

To put it together, open Videolicious. Select your supporting shots in Step 1 in the order that matches your sound bites. In Step 2, import your sound bites in the order you want them to play.  Play back your sound bites and tap your supporting shots to follow them!