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Thanksgiving Video Tips

Posted By Mona H On November 23, 2010 @ 7:00 am In Family,Photo Tips | 2 Comments

Ah, Thanksgiving. A time for family, friends…and massive overeating. It’s a beautiful thing, are we right? Don’t let this year go by without capturing some of that holiday magic on video! It’s a great opportunity to share your experience with friends and family who couldn’t make it, not to mention a whole lot of fun.

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One of the biggest problems at the holidays is knowing what to shoot. You have all these people you love in one room, and you don’t want to spend the whole time behind a camera, nor do you want boring shots of everyone just talking. So here are a few ideas of what to catch with your camcorder. When you’re done, you can make a mix of your favorite moments, or just share it with the whole gang!

Must-Film Thanksgiving Moments:

Making Dinner
You’ll want to get some footage of the bird in the oven, the cooks hard at work in the kitchen, and the drinking…don’t forget the drinking.Family and Friends – All these people in one room! Float around and get some footage of people talking, chatting, laughing…it will look great in the middle of your mix.

Family Traditions
Do you guys make a big deal about splitting the wishbone? Drawing names for Christmas gifts? Film it!

The Video Poll
One of the best ways to get some great video and engage people is to interview them. Ask everyone to tell you what they are most thankful for. You’ll likely find the answers range from sweet, to silly, to awesomely hilarious.


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