What Should I Make a Video About?

Fun, creative video ideas

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When you have everything you need to make videos—a computer, camera, and software—all you lack are some creative ideas. Here are a few topics to explore that might inspire you to make movies that are as fun to make as they are to watch.

Your Skills and Talents

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Everyone has a special talent or something that they're very good at doing, 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 expertise, so be yourself, strive to entertain, and have some fun while you're filming.

Your Family

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Family members—especially those who don't see each other often—are sure to enjoy videos that show what you've all been up to. But people outside the family might find your lives interesting, too, particularly if your family includes unusual situations or characters.

Be sure to get the permission of anyone featured in your videos before you publish them. Not everyone wants to be a star.

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.

Interesting People

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Find someone interesting in your life and ask them to sit for a video interview. Do they have an interesting job? Did they grow up in a place people might want to know more about, or during an interesting period in history? If you ask the right questions and listen carefully, you'll find great topics for videos.

Virtual Tours

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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 an enjoyable, enlightening way to let audiences into your life.​

Animated Videos

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Try your hand at animation with a tool such as Xtranormal or GoAnimate. It's a fun way to work with characters and situations that reflect real life but aren't easy to capture on video.

Video Diaries

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Why not make a video about yourself? You're an interesting person with likes, dislikes, history, aspirations, and opinions. Make a video with your webcam and share what makes you unique. It's a format that has worked for many of the biggest YouTube stars.

Documentaries

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Documentaries don't have to be long and boring. For many, the most interesting stories are true. Short-form documentaries can tell those stories in a way that is easy to produce and engaging to watch.

Commercials

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A commercial video conveys a memorable, persuasive message in a short time. You can make a commercial for your favorite business, product, or politician, or get silly and make phony commercials as they do on "Saturday Night Live."

YouTube Mashup

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Even though the YouTube Video Editor went away in September 2017, there are alternative video editing options for recutting your uploaded videos. It's a great way to create highlight videos and remixes.

Video Card

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Try creating a video card with photos, videos, and animation. Many sites offer free templates, and it's a great way to make friends and family smile.