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Creating a Video About Pop Culture

The purpose of this video is to demonstrate how to create a video about pop culture. In our example, we cover an ethnic group in pop culture, specifically Latinos in comics.

Recipe

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STEP ONE

When you’re making a video about an ethnic group in pop culture  - in our case, Latinos in comics - start by collecting your interview.

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STEP TWO

Find someone knowledgeable about the group’s contributions - we found an exhibit director - and interview them.  We asked ours how Latinos helped shape the comics world, and what specific examples of their influence are.

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STEP THREE

Then we had her stand by exhibit displays and describe them to us.  It’s good to have your subject go over at least one early example and one recent one. Record each response as a separate sound bite.

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STEP FOUR

Now collect your supporting shots. Get video of each example your subject talked about - we got shots of these framed comic book covers, and these character illustrations.  Try to keep your hands steady as you film since the pictures aren’t moving.  You can also snap still pictures to use in your video to make sure your shots won’t be shaky.

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STEP FIVE

If you’re at an exhibit like we were, film the displays from afar too.  Notice how we stood back to show this entire Zorro section…and moved closer to focus on specific elements, like movie poster, and this masked mannequin.

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STEP SIX

Now decide which sound bites you want to use.  Try to end with a bite that shows why the ethnic group’s contributions show talent.

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STEP SEVEN

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!