12 Ideas for Your Next 365 Video Project

Moira West


Taking a photo or video clip each day for a year can be a fun way to recap your life, capture memories, and improve your photography skills while you’re at it. So if you’re looking to create a photo-a-day or 365 project, we’ve got some inspiration for you. Take a look at our list of ideas to help you get started.

12 Ideas for Your Next 365 Video Project
  • Video a day. Forget photos — try recording short video clips every day, as video storyteller Sabrina Koch did this for her family and you can check it out on our blog.
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  • Prop. Take one item (say, a teddy bear, as Joy Bobrink did) and photograph it in as many ways as you can come up with.
  • Nature. Go outside and get inspired, like Kelly Brennan from the Metropolitan Field Guide.
  • Your own theme. Find one idea to focus on, and take your photos wherever you find them. Try shooting images featuring numbers, animals, food, or choose a 365 Challenge, like these ones from Capture your 365, to get you motivated.
  • Composition. Want a more advanced 365 project? Make your photo-a-day project about honing your abilities with lighting, editing, or composition challenges.

One more idea — to keep your project manageable, create a monthly video to organize your work and help you easily share it on social media.

Have a photo project already in the works? Post a video of the work-in-progress for us on Facebook or Twitter with hashtag #MyAnimoto and we may share it with our audience.

Note: The videos in this article were created with Animoto Memories, an Animoto legacy slideshow-making tool. As of October 2018, all Animoto customers have access to our new easy-to-use, drag-and-drop video maker.

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