If you plan to go to a graduation party you should find a way that you can capture all of the memories that you are building at that party. Unfortunately, many people have a tendency to lose touch after school no matter where you are moving on to. If you are having a graduation party, an excellent way that you can have a keepsake of the potential last time that you and all of your classmates were in the same room together, is with video. By setting up several cameras across a graduation party or taking a video of your graduation party you can edit together an excellent graduation video that you can hold onto and keep as a treasure just like your yearbook. Here's an example:
When it comes to getting a great graduation video there are some top considerations to keep in mind:
How to make an amazing video for graduation party
Plan out the shots
Most graduation videos are usually between 5 to 10 min. long so that they can be re-watched and enjoyed regularly. If you are planning on including photo images as a slideshow you'll want to keep around 100 images per video with 4-5 seconds per image. You could also add in video clips but it's important to follow roughly the same type of rule with shots. You could go around asking each of your classmates in a small class what their educational experience meant to them and ask for one to three word answers. Planning is the key and having an idea of what the video will look like in the end rather than just editing files together is important. It can be a very daunting task to consider editing countless files without a clear vision in mind.
Pick the right music
Sometimes it can be tough to get good quality sound out of a point and shoot camera or cell phone. An excellent way to add extra emotion to your video as well as cut out some of the poor quality sound is with picking the right music. Adding music over top of the images or video in a video editing program is a great way to add extra feeling to your video and make it look great. Pick a good song as the music that you pick will forever be synonymous with their graduating class!
Take a great format for sharing
You have to decide how you will eventually share the video as well so it's important to pick a format that's great for sending out. Using an MP4, AVI, MOV, AVCHD file or some others and uploading it to YouTube or another file-sharing website could be an excellent way to make sure that anyone who wants to access your video can do so and at any time. Make sure that the video editing software you are using is capable of outputting into a file type that is good for sharing online.
Using the right editing program
When it comes to the eventual editing process for your graduation video, it is a good idea to use the right program. Making a video for your graduation party is never easy but with the right editing program it can certainly speed up the amount of time that it takes to edit the video as well as quality of the product that you will eventually produce. Wondershare Filmora (originally Wondershare Video Editor) is a program is capable of producing AVI, MOV, AVCHD and more file types. There are tens of file types available from this easy editing program that's quite inexpensive to purchase.
Not only can users of Wondershare Filmora quickly cut apart film, split, combine and added image slides in just a few quick clicks but there are a number of other editing features that set this apart from others. Not only can you add functions like video effects that will touch up your video and make it look much higher quality but you can quickly change the colors, turn the video black-and-white, tilt shift images, add jump cuts, Mosaic features and more. This can be a great way to you can display many images as well as change up the cuts between shots for a much more exciting and professional video. Filmora makes it easy to get much more creative with your graduation party video.
Perhaps the best part about this program is that it also makes the process of sharing very easy. Saving the video can be done in multiple file formats and you can share it on mobile devices, upload it to a video sharing website, uploaded to Facebook or burn it to a DVD with ease. As soon as you are happy with the final product in your video you could be sharing it with just a few quick clicks in Wondershare Filmora.
If you are having a graduation party you should strongly consider planning out a beautiful graduation video that you can edit for everyone to keep afterwards!
Liza Brown is a writer and a lover of all things video.
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