What Should I Make a Video About?

Fun, Creative Video Ideas

You may already have everything you need to make a video. You need a computer and software, of course, but you also need some creative ideas for your videos. When you are stumped for a topic, turn to these tried-and-true video ideas to inspire movies that are fun to make and watch.

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Shares Your Skills

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Everyone has a special talent, so why not share yours in a how-to video? Whether you're a great chef, painter or mathematician, you can make a video that shows the world how to do what you do best. How-to videos are also a great way to share your personality along with your skills, so let your personality shine through and have some fun while you're filming.

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Video Your Family

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A family video memoir can incorporate old home movies, photographs, ​and current interviews and footage. This is a great project for the holidays, a reunion or any sort of gift, and you can be certain that it will always be treasured.

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Interview Someone

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If you're stuck for a video topic, go find someone in your life and ask them to sit for a video interview. If you ask the right questions and listen carefully, you'll find an interesting storyline for your video.

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Virtual Tour Video

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Why not take viewers on a tour of someplace that's special to you? Whether it's your home, your city or a special destination, a virtual tour can be a unique and enlightening way to let audiences into your life.​

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Animated Video

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For some video making inspiration, try making​ an animation with a tool like Xtranormal or GoAnimate. It's a fun way to work with characters and situations that you can't access in real life.

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Video Diary

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If you're stuck for a video topic, why not just make a video about yourself? Make a video with your webcam and pour out your heart. It's a format that's worked for many of the biggest YouTube stars.

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Documentary Video

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Documentaries don't have to be long and boring. The most interesting stories are true stories, and short-form documentaries can tell those stories in a way that's easy to produce and engaging to watch.

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Commercial Video

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Commercials convey a memorable message in a short amount of time. You can make a commercial for your favorite business, product or politician or get silly and make phony commercials like they do on "Saturday Night Live."

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YouTube Mash-up

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The YouTube Video Editor lets you re-cut your uploaded videos. It's a great tool to use to create highlight videos or remixes.

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Video Card

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You can create a video card using photos, videos and animation. Many sites offer free templates, and it's a great way to make friends and family smile.

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