When you’re creating a video about homemade gifts for Mother’s Day, start by collecting four separate interviews.
Find a class or event where families are gathering for the activity. We went to an art studio at a children’s museum. Talk to two people working the event and two people making gifts - try to find one spouse and one child. It’s great if mom doesn’t know and they’re surprising her!
Ask the first worker to explain what they’re doing and what crafts are available.
Ask the second one what kids learn from the art process and why creativity helps their development. What tips do they have for parents crafting at home with their kids?
Ask the spouse why they came and why mom deserves a surprise.
Ask the kid what they’d like to tell mom for Mother’s Day. Record each answer as a separate sound bite.
Now collect supporting shots and natural sound bites. Film people working on the gifts. We got video of this father coloring with his daughter - and this mom and her son making paper flowers. Capture them talking, interacting and hugging - you can use any touching moments as natural sound bites in your video.
Get a mixture of close-ups and wider shots. Notice how we got a wide shot of the whole space - and close-up shots of individual projects, like this beaded necklace. We also got close-ups of kids using art materials…like this toddler dipping a paintbrush into water.
It’s good to talk to kids as they work for more natural sound bites. We had this girl explain what her painting means.
Now decide which sound bites you want to use. It’s good to end with a bite of a child giving her mom a Mother’s Day greeting.
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!