Take a break from the hectic holiday rush to enjoy An Enchanting Holiday, a delightful 10-minute Christmas video created by my advanced video production students.
This is one of my favorite video projects of all time. It was a ball to make and the finished product wowed people. I had the opportunity to stand at the back of the room and observe several large crowds view this video, which is the best way to gauge audience reaction of course. It can be very nerve racking since for all you know they’ll hate it and this video went out on several limbs. I was always so gratified to see people laugh throughout the video and then cheer at the ending.
We made Enchanting Holiday several years ago when I was working as a high school video production teacher in a rural Tennessee high school. It was a massive undertaking for this small class of 9 kids. We spent about 3 months planning, creating and producing this ten- minute video.
We came up with all kinds of original characters, costumes, settings and story lines. Making this video was tons of fun and a fantastic experience for the kids. Much to my surprise, Enchanting Holiday ended up winning about twenty regional and national awards, including a high school Emmy. We won a free trip to New York City and got on the local TV news. Even the school board and county commission gave us all medals!
You never know which projects are going to take off land achieve extreme success. Honestly, when we were working on Enchanting Holiday, I wondered if we’d EVER get it to come together. Sometimes it seemed like nothing but a big fat mess of crazy ideas. But we kept at it, evolving the project, adding layers and improving the overall story. In the end, it worked!
This video has so much depth to the production of it, I built my free home study course in video making around Enchanting Holiday. If you want to know more detail about how we created this video out of thin air, then sign up for my free video making course.
Thanks for reading Video Production Tips. Merry Christmas.