Video Project Ideas
What story can you tell? Read over the following and see if any inspiration hits:
Biographies – is there someone in your community, or your family that
you feel has an interesting life story to tell? Maybe there is one particular aspect of a person's life that would be interesting
to explore. This human interest type of documentary video can inspire and educate
Community History – instead of someone, perhaps there is 'something' that
you could video to tell a community story. A particular home, building, church, or statue that has an interesting story to
tell. Community events, be they parades or sports events, could also be a starting point for a story to tell. Check out a
local historical society for information, photos and other resources. If history doesn't grab you, maybe there is something
that will be changing, or coming in the future that you could talk about.
Advocacy for Social Issues – Focus on a social issue that is impacting
your community's schools, lifestyle, or environment and bring it to life in a video. You could take a strong opinionated stance
or try and maintain a neutral or objective view, showing both sides of the issue.
Career Profile – is there a unique job that is performed in your community
such as a town crier. This "on the job" type of video is interesting as it can show what goes on behind the scenes.
Documentary – Documentaries are usually about People, Places, and Things.
Perhaps you have a favourite subject that you are very knowledgeable about, or you know someone who is a subject matter expert
about some topic. Documentaries present the facts about their subject. Find a way to weave a story in with the facts and you'll
have a winner.
"How To" Video – Margaret did this with her Christmas Card houses video.
The "How To" is a training video that usually shows step-by-step procedures for how to make something or how to improve a
skill (bread making anyone?). This demonstration video helps people to learn something new, and is easy to share.
Introduction or Orientation – Like the club did for last year's festival,
with the "Welcome to Victoria" video, an introductory-type project is usually created to present general issues to new members
of a group or visitors to a community or operation. So a "Tour" of a community, or a "What our Group is All About" are projects
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