I recently watched my peers video stories! So many of them were so interesting to me and amazingly produced. There are a lot of things in my opinion that make a great video story.
A lot of my peers used music in their video stories. My friend Angela used the song “Castle on the Hill,” by Ed Sheeran. I loved that she used music because it helped keep me interested in the video. My only critique was I would have used an instrumental version because it pulled away from what she was saying. Besides that however I have no critiques. Another student, Josh, did not really have music in his, and I felt as though it made it dull. Music will make video’s more upbeat and interesting, so in my opinion music is very important to keep someone interested. However it just has to be the right kind of music.
Another thing I feel as though is very important is having people involved. I loved how Rose interviewed a lot of different people in her video story. Not simply just girls or just boys, but both and people of all ages. Rose talked about why people should go Greek, and I think her video was very persuasive and thought out. I really enjoyed hearing everyones opinion and seeing how close knit the Greek Community is.
All in all- I feel as though to have a successful video story you have to keep people interested. Try to pick a topic in which everyone can relate to, which I felt like a lot of my classmates did. I think its important to make it on something people care about because then they will pay attention to it, and I think that the little things, like music, are actually very important!