Your child is finally ready for their bar or bat mitzvah. What better reason could there be to celebrate? And video is a simple way to reach out to family and friends to help them participate — whether or not they can come to the synagogue to see the ceremony. So we’ve come up with three ways you can use video to bring others into the celebration.
Share the ceremony
Since you’ll probably be taking pictures anyway, why not shoot a video clip or two during the ceremony as well? You can upload the photos and videos using our mobile app to quickly create a video to share on social media, or even share at the reception after the ceremony! Here’s an example starring recent bar mitzvah Joshua, the son of one of Animoto’s team members, Jeff.
Style: Paper Array
Song: “Mah Tovu” by Allan Soberman
Thank your guests
Naturally, after the ceremony and reception, your new bar or bat mitzvah has to thank all of their guests. Video lets you create moving, visual thank you notes that won’t get lost or fade with time. Joshua made individual thank you videos for each of his bar mitzvah guests, but you can also create one-size-fits-all thank you to send to all of your guests.
Song: “The Big Day” by Michael Maina
Share the event on social media
When everyone’s gone home, you can keep the memory of the day alive by sharing a video of the ceremony and reception on your Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram accounts. As an added bonus, sharing video on social media also gives you the opportunity to include friends and family who couldn’t attend.
Tip: If your bar or bat mitzvah is always on Snapchat, ask them to download their Snapchat Story on the day of the ceremony so you can add it to your video too.
Songs: “God Is” by Faith Rivera; “Hava Nagila” by Meshugga Beach Party