Creating your own web show may sound like a lot of fun, but it takes more than a camera and an internet connection to create a great show. Use these quick tips to learn how to brainstorm ideas for your next video clip.
What do you know?
Everyone’s an expert on something, and that includes kids, too! Spend some time writing down all the subjects you know a lot about. Maybe you’ve read a lot of books on sharks, or you spent your summer performing and singing on stage. If you think you know something that other kids would like to learn, include it on your list. It’s always better to put together a web show about the things you know than to putt together a web show about popular subjects you don’t know much about.
Using the examples above, consider the following video clip ideas:
- If you’ve read a lot of books on sharks, you could put together an educational series on the most dangerous sharks, or how to avoid getting bitten when swimming in the ocean.
- If you spent the summer performing, you could put together a series on how to project your voice from the stage or you could choose your favorite monologue to reenact for film.
- If you spend your free time singing, you could put together a series on memorizing lyrics or how to choose music to suit your voice’s pitch.
The possibilities are practically endless!
Who do you know?
There are all sorts of ways to put together a web show, and it takes a little pressure off if you can include other people in your videos. If you know a local celebrity, like a sportscaster or weather girl, ask if they’d be willing to sit in on an interview. If you have friends who enjoy acting and performing, consider putting together a “Young Actors Talent Show” that showcases everyone’s best work. You’ll have fun working together to produce the clips before editing them with entertaining background music.
Where can you go?
There’s no law saying you have to film your video clips inside, and every community has interesting landmarks to showcase. Do a little research to discover interesting facts about your city, then plan a web show around your discoveries. A girl or boy with the talent and drive to come up with something so educational will definitely impress internet viewers.
Article by Laura Williams