February 3, 2014 • 5:35 pm
There are only a few great ways to honor a life, celebrate a career, or just say “thank you”. And one of the best is to create a tribute video.
Tribute videos are really just another kind of life story video, but are made with an audience in mind wider than just the subject and their family. Often (but not always) the tribute video will be screened at an event coinciding with an anniversary or a birthday or a retirement. So it will be important to tell the story of your subject’s life. But you will need to do it in a way that is informative as well as entertaining and – if you are up for it – humorous.
In this article we are going to give you some ideas about the kind of material you should think about including in your tribute. And we are going to give you some suggestions for themes that will make the video more interesting, and possibly even funny. And we will talk briefly about pacing… Read the rest of this entry »
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Huh? Audio for video tributes? I thought you were the video guys!? Well, yes, but we also do oral histories. And, there is an audio track (or three or four) in all our life story video projects and there are audio issues in every project. So, for those of you thinking about your own foray into video biography and related genres, I thought I would offer these audio tips. Read the rest of this entry »
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February 27, 2012 • 6:34 pm
This is the second part of our series on making your own life story or “tribute” video. The first part – DIY Life Story Video: Preproduction – looked at some of the major choices as you plan your tribute video.
Now, we move on to the main course: location, make up, sound and lighting, and video recording! Also known as the “production” phase in the film making process. Read the rest of this entry »
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