Business Video Ideas: Parody Video

This is one of the most fun videos that you will create. A parody video is a video that takes something from pop culture, and recreates it popularizing your company and brand. Your source could be a movie, tv show, or even another YouTube video. Take a look at the shameless promotion video I worked on:

This was definitely a fun video to shoot. We twisted the words of Gangnam Style to fit our Condom PSA. It received plenty of views, and had a good reception.

There is a catch about making a parody video. Some things in pop culture last longer than others. Quote Pulp Fiction, and people will get it and understand where it is from. Mention a fleeting fad like twerking, and it will sound dated before your video is even posted.

Want to have fun and create a parody video? Contact me and I’ll make it with you.

Always Create Content

This is something that is for the other Business filmmakers in the crowd.

Sometimes, you may be recording content that is…less than interesting. Maybe a deposition isn’t something that grabs attention. Or you may create a training video that has to be kept private, and you won’t be putting it on your reel. No matter what: ALWAYS CREATE CONTENT.

As filmmakers, it is our job to create art and make interesting images. If you are at an event, take an artistic photo of the craft services table. Use your artistic eye, and look around at your environment and find something that grabs you. Look at the architecture. Play with depth of field. Take a close-up. Find the image in reality that is visually striking. For example, the image of the flower I used is something I captured during an event I was filming.

In Neil Gaiman’s words, Make Good Art”.

Business Video Ideas #6: Holiday Videos!

It’s getting to be that time of year again. It’s my favorite, with the pumpkin-spiced everything, to the lights, to the general feeling of joy that seems to spring up around this time of year. I’m not limiting this to just Christmas, but Thanksgiving, Halloween, and all the other holidays you may celebrate in the last three months of the year.

During this last part of the year, it’s customary to send out a holiday greeting to your customers and others on your email list. Well, why not create something fun to send to your customers? A holiday video can be fun, heartfelt, or even just something goofy that shows you don’t take yourself too seriously. I particularly like how the video below did theirs:

Notice how it was short and sweet? Notice how the people in the video were having fun and letting loose? This is a great example of how to create something fun for the holidays. I’m sure both you and your employees will have a blast making one.

Need someone to create a holiday video for you? I can help.