When you’re making a video about fancy gingerbread displays - in our case, the Gingerbread Extravaganza at Le Parker Meridien - start by collecting three separate interviews.
Talk to someone knowledgeable about the displays - in our case, a public relations rep - and two children who came to check it out.
Ask the representative to explain what people can see at the show, and how the structures were made. Ask them to point out some of the most elaborate ones and talk about why they’re impressive. Then, ask why gingerbread appeals to people around the holidays.
Ask the first child to tell you what they think of the show. Ask the second one which structures they’d like to take home with them! Record each answer as a separate sound bite.
Now collect your supporting shots. Get video of each gingerbread structure - especially any that your interview subjects talked about. You’ll want to get multiple shots of each structure - stand far back enough to show the whole display, and move forward for close-ups
Viewers want to see detail on the structures! Notice how we got close-up shots of this elf spinning records, and this candy replica of Broadway traffic.
Also, make sure to get shots of people looking at the displays and reacting to them. It’s good to catch children and their parents. Make sure you get a few shots that show the whole room, too!
Now decide which sound bites you want to use. Try to end with a bite that shows why people should come see it!
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!