Sunday, 14 July 2013

How To Make A Good Vacation Video

The NYT today offers some tips on how to make your vacation video just as exciting as the trip itself. Okay, yes, that's one approach. Or,a better option: never make a vacation video.

Today technology has changed everything.People can record hours and hours of make a good  vacation video on a single chip.  But they don’t trap you in their living rooms anymore.Instead they email links to their hour-long video and quiz you about how you liked it.

Although it’s fun for you to look back at all your photos and relive the trip,your friends probably don’t want to see five different shots of the same sunset.Pick the photos that reveal what you did each day,and try to make sure each photo is distinctive and eye-catching.

The art of creating videos that other people can watch is largely the art of realizing your audience. If you're making the video for relatives,you can include more shots of the kids being cute than if you're planning to show it to your office mates or enter it in contests.

Don’t you dread viewing your friend’s and family’s vacation pictures and videos? Even when I go on vacation I take so many bad pictures and videos that I don’t even want to go back and view them again. What if we spent a little more time on our next vacation and shot pictures and stills with a particular project in mind? That is what this couple did and now they have a tight 4 minute video that is fun for anyone to watch.

When was the last time you got out all those old vacation videos, pulled the blinds, poured yourself a drink, and did a little armchair traveling? Been a while?

Things have changed,though. Thanks to recent improvements in camcorders, it’s now possible to make interesting, beautiful and memorable travel videos that you’ll treasure for years to come. Imagine if your kids and friends actually begged to see your vacation videos?

Don’t believe it? Keep reading. To start your journey toward the land of vacation video bliss, let’s begin with a few simple tips that have nothing to do with the technology, but that will make an enormous difference to your video film, right off the bat.

I didn’t want to make the same mistake on my next vacation, so I tried my hand at a short video at home. There is a lot to learn and I made a lot of mistakes. But if you want to make your video look as exciting as your trip

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