Capturing an Egg Hunt on Video

by Mona H Posted on April 01, 2010

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One of the most fun activities you can do with the little ones this Spring is an Egg Hunt. Instead of just taking photos though, make sure to get all the fun on video this year too. Sharing the video with your party guests and other friends and family will make your Egg Hunt something others will always remember.


(Image by MizFlash)

Check out the following tips on how to make a great Egg Hunt video:

Preparing the Egg Hunt
Whether you’re painting chicken eggs or filling plastic eggs with goodies, make sure to get *all* the egg prep on video! Getting ready for an Egg Hunt can be one of the most exciting parts of an Egg Hunt party, so make sure to have the camera rolling while you’re preparing. This includes hiding the eggs! Try to have someone film you while you hide the eggs in all kinds of places. And don’t forget party decor either!


(Image by MandyW249)

Ready, set, go!
Make sure to get all the action on video from the start. However you’re starting the egg hunt, whether by yelling out “Ready, set, go!” or by blowing a whistle, make sure to get this part on video so that your hunt will have a sequence on video. Then, keep filming! Don’t feel shy to follow the kids around with the camera; they’ll be so excited, they won’t even notice you. Make sure to capture details like the excitement on their faces, as well as how they search high and low for the eggs.


Image by SusanD278)

Egg Hunt Aftermath
If you plan on giving out prizes once the hunt is over, make sure to film the winners and their prizes. Feel free to go around at this time and “interview” all the kids; let them show you all the eggs they collected and allow them to say a few words about anything interesting that happened or how they liked the Egg Hunt in general. Catching their excitement and happiness on video will be priceless.


(Image by MandyW249)

Once you go home, transfer all the videos to your computer and upload them to your Shutterfly account. Then, share it with family and friends! This will be an Egg Hunt they won’t forget.


(Image by Raina C)

Have fun!

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  1. Joey Says:

    This is a great article. I love the photo by Mandy, i seem to get several shots of the kids coloring eggs! I just recently started to use the video on my camera – capturing my 3 yr old niece singing, making Shutterfly movies. They are fun and now that I know more of what I am doing, I’ll make a point to video some of the Easter festivities.
    Happy Easter everyone!

  2. AnnAbbott Says:

    You got it right photographing and videoing the before, during and after events of Easter. All of these moments are colorful and active which makes for great photographs and video.
    Spring is the time of year when the light is just right outside to make the colors of your photographs or video pop! These are great ideas to apply to any holiday!

  3. BarbaraJ Says:

    This is a great article and I agree with Ann. I do not have a video camera and I really miss the video aspect of all the holidays. Thank you for your article.

  4. ElleSnaps Says:

    I loooove pictures from Easter, so many great colors and the kiddos all dolled up, it’s one of my favorites!! I just recently started using the video feature on my camera, loved it!!

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My name is Mona. I studied Art and Technology at Stevens Institute of Technology, where I learned about video, 3D animation, and graphic design. I've always loved video. I'm constantly capturing memories on video - whether it's on my cell phone, with my digital camera, or with my HD camcorder. I'd love to help you make the most of your personal video, so please comment on any of my posts if you have a specific question!

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