How to Take Good Videos
A great video will show guests how much fun your experience is.
Your teaser video will be just 30 seconds. Don’t worry, it’s easy. All you’ll need to do is shoot some short clips of your experience and edit it.
What you'll Need
- A camera with high resolution is preferred, but your mobile phone is also acceptable.
- A friend to help capture your video, since you’ll be in the video, speaking with guests and leading the experience.
- Shoot in a bright, well-lit area so your experience will look its best.
- 3-8 seconds of each phase of the activity. These video clips will be cut down to 2-3 seconds during editing and combined into a final video. Make your final video a maximum of 30 seconds.
Important Note: Your video will not have sound when viewed on the Tickle app.
Make sure your subject is in focus while shooting.
Shoot your video in portrait orientation as that’s how it’ll be shown on the Tickle app. Have your camera tilted 90 degrees to the right, or hold your mobile phone normally.
You don’t have to use a tripod, but if you are moving your camera while shooting, move it slowly and steadily.
Avoid dark, out-of-focus and shaky videos.
Also avoid having participants looking at or posing for the camera.
Make a shot list
Make a shot list so you won’t miss anything. Try to capture smiles, laughter and interaction between the host and guests! These make the best shots.
Here’s what your list of video clips could look like:
- Wide shot of the space with guests in it
- Clip of host speaking with guests and introducing your experience
- Clips of guests at different stages throughout the experience
- Camera moving slowly from right to left or vice versa, showing guests participating in the activity
Wide shot of the space with guests
Include clips of you interacting with guests
Record clips of guests at each stage of the experience
How about some close-ups?
- Close-ups of hands doing the activity
- Detail shots of host speaking with and guiding guests when they need help
- Close-ups of the setup, e.g. tools, samples and materials
- Definitely include clips of guests’ finished creations!
Close-ups of you interacting with guests
Detail shots of hands doing the activity
Add close-up details of people
Browse other experience videos
Need more ideas? Browse the Tickle app to view other experiences’ video clips.
Check out experiences such as “Beauty in Words”, a Shibori resist dyeing experience and “My Appetite in 60 Seconds: iPhone Video Storytelling”, both of which have great videos.
Edit your video
Make a short 30-second video, editing 1-2 seconds from every clip you’ve shot. Your final video should be a maximum of 30 seconds. Your video will be reviewed before it’s posted on your experience page.
time to shoot!
Ready to make a video of your experience? Don’t worry, it doesn’t have to be perfect. Think of it as a teaser for your experience.
Need advice on your video? Give us a shout: firstname.lastname@example.org.