When you’re making a video about a new roller coaster, start by collecting supporting shots. Go to the amusement park and get video of people riding the coaster. Make sure you film the most dramatic points…like the top of the biggest drop.
You’ll also want some faraway shots that show the whole coaster…and some close-ups of people starting the ride. Try to catch them reacting and cheering as they’re wheeled out in cars.
If there are any festivities to mark the opening - like this sign or a ribbon cutting - make sure you film them too!
Now collect four separate interviews. You’ll want to talk to one borough official, and three people who came to ride the coaster.
Ask the borough official how it will affect tourism in the area.
Ask the first rider why they wanted to try it, and why they like roller coasters.
Ask the second one to describe how the ride felt from start to finish.
Ask the third rider how it compares to other coasters they’ve been on. Record each answer as a separate sound bite.
Now it’s time for your part as a reporter. Think of a way to introduce the story to your viewers - and a way to wrap it up. For a story like this, you’ll want to show excitement and connect with viewers. Record yourself delivering both on camera.
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 reporter and interview sound bites in the order you want them to play. Play back your sound bites, and tap your supporting shots to follow them.