When you’re making a video about a children’s author reading their work aloud - in our case, celebrity Nick Cannon - start by collecting supporting shots and natural sound bites.
Arrive early so you can get a comfortable spot at the front of the crowd. Make sure you’re filming as the author makes an entrance. Then keep rolling as they read excerpts from their book. We crouched down for the best shots of Nick reading. You can use some of those shots as natural sound bites in your video.
You’ll also want video of children reacting to the visit - and interacting with the author. Notice how we filmed as Nick got down on the floor to play with the kids. It’s good to show them having fun in the moment - like playing music with this little boy.
The author will probably sign autographs and pose with fans, so make sure you film that too! We got shots of Nick taking a picture with this girl and her mother.
Make sure you get close-up shots or snap pictures of the book too!
Now collect two separate interviews. Talk to the author and a parent who brought their kids to see him. It’s good to interview someone you filmed posing with him.
Ask the parent how they found out about the event and how their child is enjoying it.
Ask the author why they chose the venue and why they connect with the audience. Where did they get inspiration for their work? Did they overcome any struggles?
Now decide which sound bites you want to use. It’s good to end with with a bite of the author concluding their reading.
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!