Summer is in full swing – the kids are out and there are activities and vacations that are eating up all your time (not that any of those are bad things). But you have a goal this summer. You want to learn video and it seems like all your time is maxed out right now. I have a few handy tips for you so you can enjoy your summer and still work that video muscle.
Tips for how to learn video during summer vacation:
Make your home movies awesome!
You’re out and about having fun with the family or friends? Your phone is in your pocket – why not shoot some video and editi together a little home movie? Not only will they be fun to watch later down the road – but you’ll start to wrap your head around the video process and what you need to shoot to make a good video. So make it part of the trip.
Preserve the memories.
I recently had a friend pass away. A few years ago I filmed him singing a few songs. I was able to edit it together and share it on Facebook with those who were mourning him. It was a comfort to see their friend/relative and know that those memories were preserved. Summer is the time for family reunions. While grandpa is sitting there – set up the camera and have him tell you a few stories. Trust me there will come a day that you’ll be glad that you did that.
Capture the everyday.
Sometimes the best videos are those that show the everyday. Capture the kids in a regular setting. Playing on the playground, blowing bubbles, playing in the yard. My kids love watching videos of them when they were younger – just doing normal things. The great part of having edited movies is that they are much easier to watch and enjoy when they’re cut down and have a nice music bed.
While its great that you’re taking time to film – don’t hide behind the camera. Put it down and actually make a a memory – that’s more important. You don’t want your kids to remember you as that person with the camera in their face – you want them to remember you as that fun person that they spent time with.
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