Birthday Video - Turn Your Child's Party Video Into A Music Video

Written by Mike Dougherty "Grandpa Mike"

Kid Birthday Party - Birthday Video

Most people shoot some random video of their child’s birthday party, then tossrepparttar video in a drawer and forget about it.

Hey, we’re talking about some precious video of an important event in your child’s life.

So if you’re going to shoot some video of your child’s birthday party, why not make it into a video everyone will want to see?

With just a little planning you can turn your child’s birthday party video footage into a fun music video that’s sure to become a treasured family keepsake and heirloom.

Choose A Favorite Song

Before you shoot your video, chooserepparttar 146133 song you want to use for your completed music video. It can be one of your child’s favorites, or one that fits your party theme. Now you can shoot your video to go along withrepparttar 146134 music. Most songs are about 2 and a half minutes long which tells you how long your completed music video will be.

10 Things You Need To Shoot

Putting uprepparttar 146135 decorations

Party guests arriving

Activities and crafts

Party Games

Bringing outrepparttar 146136 birthday cake

Opening cards and gifts

Finished decorations and balloons

Parents, brothers, sisters, family members and pets

Staged shots of your birthday child and guests being silly

Guests saying good-by and leaving

The birthday child’s parents collapsing on a chair afterrepparttar 146137 party.

You may find other shots you want to include as well.

Fun Camera Angels

Make your shots at least 5 to 10 seconds in length. A series of short but fun shots will help make your music video more fun to watch.

Try to stay away from usingrepparttar 146138 zoom lens. Unless a zoom is done very well it tends to look very amateurish.

Get lots candid of wide shots of your group.

Then move in and shoot medium shots of 2 or 3 people together.

Shoot close-ups of individual faces

Have fun by shooting some shots that are tilted to one side or stand on a chair and shoot down onrepparttar 146139 party. Putrepparttar 146140 camera onrepparttar 146141 floor and shoot up.

Editing Your Birthday Video - Music Video

If you have video editing software in your computer, you first need to digitizerepparttar 146142 footage you’ve shot. Then lay down your music track (the song you’ve selected).

What is Scrapbooking?

Written by Edward Santosh

What is Scrapbooking?

Do you remember those days as a kid pasting newspaper clippings onto paper and bundling dozens of papers together with some fancy ribbon or a string? Do you also remember all of your hard work falling apart two months later?

Now there's a grown up way to save and preserve your treasures: Scrapbooking.

The concept behind scrapbooking hasn't changed since grade school. You can still place photographs, newspaper clippings, poems, and tickets into your scrapbook to display and preserve your memories.

However, scrapbooking techniques and tools have matured substantially since you were a kid. Scrapbooking albums have replacedrepparttar messy bundles of paper. These albums are generally bound or placed in a three-ring binder. In this way, your hard work won't fall apart. Furthermore, new specialized covers allow protection fromrepparttar 146132 outside elements.

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