Not all Scenes are created equal
Scenes are one of the most powerful features you can use in Seenit. Your Scenes are a storyboard for your video and will enable you to capture a diverse range of content to fuel a more engaging and impactful edit.
But what makes great Scenes and what kind of Scenes will work best for you?
Below are some top tips and example Scenes that you can use and adapt as you get started.
Tip #1 - Break the ice
We like to kick off our Stories with an ice breaker. This provides your contributors something easy and fun to film first, while also giving you some content for an opening sequence.
- Tea or coffee?
- Favourite cuisine?
- Favourite pizza topping?
- 3 things you’d take to a desert island?
- Tell us a joke
- Last country you visited?
- 2 truths, 1 lie
- What’s your claim to fame?
- What hobbies do you have?
- Tell us something surprising about you!
- What did you want to be when you were younger?
Tip #2 - Make it personal
Ice breaker done, you can now ask 1 or 2 more personal questions to really get to know your contributors and to set up the rest of the video.
- Introduce yourself (well obviously!)
- Where do you live? Show us around!
- What does a typical day look like for you?
Tip #3 - Ask open questions
When getting in to the main narrative of your Story, try to keep your questions as open as possible so the contributor has the opportunity to answer fully and in their own words.
- Tell us about a time...
- Why did you decide to…
- What does the future look like for...
Tip #4 - Provide a few examples
Sometimes providing specific examples of things your contributors can go and film can really help guide and trigger their own creativity. This is especially important with B-Roll content
- Show us your world! Eg - give us a tour of your home, show us your favourite view of your city and show us what you’re having for lunch.
- Please share a photo with your colleagues! Eg - at an event, at your desks or at an after-work social.
Tip #5 - Anything else
You want to enable your contributors to upload anything else that may not fit in to the Scene list you’ve provided. Flick on the b-roll content option and this will give them a space to share any other bits - you never know, this may be the best content you receive!
An example of a great “Day in the Life” shot list!