Highlight Videos are usually videos involving sports clips. They are typically various clips edited together into one short video that showcases a particular team or player. They are particularly popular in football, basketball and soccer, but they are not limited to just those sports. Another popular use for highlight films is for major family events such as weddings or family reunions, or any situation where you want to remember the major events – we commonly see highlight films of an era when it is ending, such as on New Years Eve of the previous year, or when you graduate from high school or college. No matter what the subject matter is the basic idea of a highlight video is the same, as are the steps involved in order to create a great highlight video.
If you are planning on uploading your video to a video sharing site, then the length of the video should be a consideration. Nowadays, anything that is five minutes or longer is much too long for the short attention spans people have. Especially if you’re making any sports highlight video you want to keep it to just a couple minutes at the most.
Because people do have short attention spans and because many will not make it to the end of your video if it is longer, you want to start off by putting your best clips in the beginning. If this is a sports video show your most amazing athletes feats right at the opening. If you are wanting to highlight a wedding start, with the most exciting part which is usually the vows and then you can go back and recap the rest of it. The idea is that you want to grab the attention of whoever is watching yet and set an expectation of an exciting or interesting video so that they will watch through the rest of it. Many people get bored if the first few clips are dull and do not even get to the exciting parts.
Only show clips that are good quality. If the pictures grainy or dark it will be frustrating for everyone watching it. Feel like you have to to over complicate it, Often highlight videos skip very quickly from scene to scene so they do not need a lot of setup or explanation.
If you are planning on sharing your video through a sharing site such as Brain-Slam, Make sure you put in a title that clearly explains what the video is about. It will make it easier for your family and friends to find and view it online. And also if you are planning on using it any sort of professional capacity, they will know exactly who and what they are watching before it begins. If this is a video for entertainment, do not be afraid to add music to your videos. If you are showing a recap of your favorite sports team;s last season, an energetic song can get the viewer pumped up and excited for the next game!