How to create the perfect video
How will “your people” remember you? What memories or thoughts don’t you want to forget?
Think about how you want Your Story to exist....the best ones are real, delivered naturally.
Think about how you want to present yourself and be remembered, be considered in what you say.
Your aim should be to “capture the essence of you”.
Making a family occasion out of it or using a family occasion to capture your video can work well. Alternatively, film it yourself and use the teleprompter.
A good backdrop is a place that helps the audience feel the essence of you and your history or family. Avoid a big white wall behind you and a messy space.
Know what your three key messages are that you want to deliver – and make sure you can deliver them in the time given. You have thirty minutes in total for all eight questions.
Outside filming can be tricky in cities as the background noises in your filming location will come through, Ideally use a blue-tooth microphone.
Don’t over-share personal data, this will all be captured in your private records in the archive, and don’t have to be included in your video.
Ideally, looking at the interviewer is more natural than looking straight to the camera and will result in a more natural video. Best to film a persons head and shoulders.
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