When you’re making a video about an educational science toy - in our case, one that teaches you about electric circuits - start by collecting supporting shots.
Get video of children playing with the toy. We got shots of this girl making music with play dough keys hooked up to a circuit board. Make sure you get close-up shots of their hands at play - I held my phone close to show her hands on the keys.
You’ll want to capture their reaction to the toys as well - we filmed these boys pointing to the toy and talking with each other.
Get as many different types of shots as possible. If your toy has different applications like ours does, film each one of them! We got a faraway shot of this child playing on a tin foil mat, and close-ups of another one dipping her finger into water.
Since our toy was musical, we made sure to get a few extra shots to use as natural sound bites.
Now collect three separate interviews. You’ll want to talk with a child, a salesperson, and someone who endorses the toy.
Ask the salesperson to describe how the toy works and how it’s educational. How does it help kids teach themselves? Is it safe to use?
Ask the endorser why they’re a fan. Record each answer as a separate sound bite.
Now decide which sound bites you want to use. Try to end with a bite that shows why the toy is educational and fun.
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!