Throughout this entire week we were working on our "This I Believe" projects. Monday and Tuesday we worked on our own projects, and on Wednesday and Thursday we watched the videos we had created. Watching that many videos gave me an idea of what a good video looked like.
Sometimes there were boring videos that seemed to drag on forever, and other times there were videos that really caught my attention. Seeing that variety of videos definitely helped to understand what is crucial to making a video that the audience enjoys watching.
First of all, there must be a variety of pictures. If the audience is staring at the same background the whole time just listening to someone talk, their minds are bound to wander. There was a video that I distinctly remember watching that I just could not pay attention and my mind was somewhere else.
Another thing that is important is the volume of the voice of the speaker. If the speaker is talking quietly, there is not going to be as much of an impact on the audience. They will be focusing on trying to hear what the speaker is trying to say, which would take away from the overall experience of the video.
This is something that I noticed about my own video. My voice was a bit quiet, and with a low volume, it could be very difficult to hear what I was saying. I learned that the volume of voice in a video is definitely important.