Kid Birthday Party - Birthday Video
Most people shoot some random video of their child’s birthday party, then toss 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, choose 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 with 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 up decorations
Party guests arriving
Activities and crafts
Bringing out 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 after 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 using 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 on party. Put camera on floor and shoot up.
Editing Your Birthday Video - Music Video
If you have video editing software in your computer, you first need to digitize footage you’ve shot. Then lay down your music track (the song you’ve selected).