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Now start your music video with a simple but creative title like “Mary’s 6th Birthday Party” with a sub title related to your birthday theme like “A Royal Celebration.”
From title you can use a wipe to your first shot. Try to keep your shots about 5 seconds long. That will keep music video moving nicely without being too fast and visually annoying. Also try to edit your footage together to tell story of your party rather than just randomly mixing everything together.
Titles within your music video can also be fun. A title leading into some party game footage might read “Extreame Musical Chairs” or “Time To Pop The Balloons.”
As you edit your footage together, take a minute and preview entire video from beginning. This will help you to get a better feel for overall pace. You might need to slow things down or speed then up. Check your video from top at least every 30 seconds just to make sure video is coming together way you want it to.
Give yourself a little song time at end to add your closing titles. Give yourself a screen credit, your “party producer”, and of course this video stars your birthday child.
At very end of your credits you can have a little fun by cutting to one last silly shot.
If you don’t have access to a video editor, take a quick look at
Your Birthday Video - Music Video "World Premiere"
After you've edited your music video together it's time for your world premiere. Why not invite all your party guests and parents over for a private screening? Make some popcorn and have some fun.
Years From Now
Imagine some years from now when you and your child sit down to watch their birthday video together. You'll both be very happy you made this fun video out of all that precious footage.
And as even more years pass, you might just get to watch your treasured family keepsake DVD with your grandchildren.
Mike Dougherty is a video editor and regional Emmy award winning videographer. Mike is now the webmaster for http://fun-kid-birthday-parties.com and the movie themes site http://best-dvd-movie-club.com