Video is an incredible medium for sentimental messages with an emotional punch. Put pictures and video clips of you and your loved one to music, and you’ve already got a winning formula.
Make a great video for your loved one in 4 easy steps.
- The first step is to round up some pictures and video clips. They don’t need to be perfect, but if you’ve got a particularly good one set it aside to use at the end/climax of your video.
- Next, choose your favorite Animoto video style. We’ve got three for Valentine’s Day, or go with a more basic one if that’s your style.
- The song you choose can change the feel of your video. Try different songs to find the one that perfectly reflects your message.
- Storytelling is always the hard part of the video, but it doesn’t have to be! Check out below some typical narratives that people use for their Valentine’s videos.
Love List: List all of the ways or all of the reasons you love them.
Simple Slideshow: Not feeling too creative? Go with a standard slideshow of your best pictures together.
Tell a Story: Retell the story of your meeting or tell the story of what your lives will become.
If you’re stuck, think of it as a video greeting card.
What’s nice about the classic greeting card format is that it works so well in video. Physical greeting cards are built on suspense: you read the first half of the message on the front cover, and then you open it up to get the rest of the message.
Use a title card early in your video to create suspense, then make your loved one wait through few pictures, then give the final resolution. Here are three ideas:
There’s something I don’t tell you enough… [show photos here] …I love you!
You + me + lots of years = [show photos here] Wrinkly you + wrinkly me + happy memories!
We met, we fell in love, time flew… [show photos here] …and I wouldn’t change a thing.
Watch this video for inspiration then create your Valentine’s Day video.