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I came across the video below and thought, “How fun would it be to get some kids together and make a video like that?!”. It would be a fantastic summer camp project.
What makes this video so great is that everybody in the video is so into it. I love that. I’m sure your campers will really get into it as well, especially if they know that the whole camp will get a chance to see it.
Here’s how to get started.
- Choose an appropriate song, something meaningful.
- Get some staff together (or some of the older campers) and plan out the basics of the video.
- Get your kids together and have each of them take a part of the song to lip sync. Allow them to have some input on how they want to do their part…using facial expressions, lip syncing it with a friend, adding a spin, etc.
- Play the song so that it will be heard by everyone.
- Practice, practice, practice…over and over until everyone has it right. If you do it like the video below it’ll be one continuous shot, so when someone makes a mistake (like a few of them did in the video) you’ll have to keep the mistake(s) in or shoot the whole thing over from the start.
- Film it – using whatever video camera you have. You don’t need anything fancy. You can even use your phone.
- Edit it – add the music to the video, syncing the music correctly. Add credits at the end.
- Screen it – Use a projector and show it to the whole camp. This can be part of another evening activity or during a meal in the dining hall.
- Post it – on your website and/or YouTube.
Sure it may not look as polished as the video here (they have professional equipment), but you’re sure to have a great time.