When you’re creating a video about a flower show at a botanical garden, start by collecting two separate interviews. Talk to a flower expert involved with the show – in our case a tour guide – and a guest who came to see it.
Ask the tour guide to tell you about the highlights and what kind of exotic displays they have. Are there any noteworthy or rare flowers? What’s the best strategy for taking it all in?
Ask the guest what they think of the layout and why they appreciate gardening. Record each answer as a separate sound bite.
Now collect lots of supporting shots. Get video of different flower displays – especially the ones your tour guide talked about. We got shots of this rare orchid from different distances. Notice how I got extremely close to capture detail on the petals…and then stood a little further back to get the name card in the frame.
Flowers are great visual subjects, so play around with your angles to get some interesting shots! Our tour guide also talked about these hanging orchid chandeliers! I stood far away to show its size…and then stood under it to capture this cool view through the middle!
You’ll also want some wide shots to show the entire space and people moving around in it. I got this faraway shot of the aquatic room with a fountain. Try to catch people reacting to the displays and showing appreciation…like these women looking up and pointing.
Now decide which sound bites you want to use. Try to end with a bite that shows why coming to the gardens is a good experience.
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!