A well-crafted Short Story Video can help to showcase your company profile along with the products and services offered by your company. It is a truly emotional, affective, moving, visceral, and compelling way to reach more clients and customers or to create a vivid, enduring impression of your brand and products.
Short Story Video Production
Short Story Videos are brief, compact videos that do not stretch long enough in running time to be considered feature film-length videos. Short Story Videos usually last for 40 minutes or less and can even last for just 30 seconds.
Before shooting a short story video, you need to prepare a formal script, write up a budget, then assemble the cast and crew.
Write the script
The script is of critical importance. It determines the stage settings for the short story video project – it will set out most of what you would need to shoot the short video, including the number of actors, locations, and more.
A ten-minute video might require a script that is about 7-8 pages long. Use more visuals instead of adding excessive dialogue to enhance the viewer experience. Use more visuals and symbolism, also, try to avoid adding too much dialogue to enhance audience appeal. The dialogue should be one of the last things you add to a video script.
While it may seem rather daunting to craft a script all from scratch, you are working on a short story video. This demands less content (more straightforward writing). Short Story Videos should contain a beginning, a middle, and an end.
Craft a storyboard in the early stages, no matter how rudimentary your artistic skills are. Let the crew view these and reference the storyboard sketches in the shoot.
Storyboards refer to a graphic illustration of every scene, shot-by-shot, according to the instructions provided in the script. It resembles a comic book.
Before casting actors/actresses in the short story video, you need to assemble the crew. This includes the producer, 1st AD (first assistant director), cinematographer, director, editor, and sound technician.
Once you have finished the pre-production work, it is about time to film the video. But before you assemble your camera for real-time video filming, you need to actively scout for locations.
Also known as recce (pronounced ‘Rey-key,’ it is a short form for surveillance), site survey, or tech scout, the director and cinematographer will search for potential locations to shoot the video. When choosing a location site, you must check if the place is suitable for shooting and if there are risks of lighting and sound-related issues.
It is also necessary to obtain formal permission to shoot if you are shooting in a public location setting like a playground. You also must obtain permission from the people who might get captured on film in the background.
Plan the filming schedule
The schedule needs to cover all details of your short story video as there must be a fixed time frame for how many days and hours of the shoot, whether you are shooting scene(s) during the day or night, and registering slots for the availability of cast, and crew.
Plan the shooting order
You can shoot out of the order of the scenes in the script if you shoot in multiple locations to avoid going back and forth between different location sites. Ensure you have a fully charged camera and enough memory storage space to capture all the shots.
Get the actors to rehearse the scenes before filming. Shoot more scenes than you need. Take extra shots, including close-up angles that you can include while filming the Short Story Video. Always shoot more shots than the intended scenes because you could eventually include loose frames for enhanced video aesthetics.
Post-production refers to the editing segment of the filmmaking or video production process. During this process, the post-production crew not only pieces together raw footage, but adds visual effects. This is when the film finally comes together into a single cohesive visual narrative, rather than remaining as a random collection of fragmented shots.
Short Story Video Production by Vivid Snaps
Insurance Claim Story Video
We are grateful for the opportunity to work with AIA on a series of videos re-enacting some of their past insurance claim stories. In the first video, we were tasked with adapting the case of a man who couldn’t continue working after suffering from multiple strokes. As the true story spans over a long period of time, our team decided to employ a montage style direction for the video to condense the story to its most crucial plot points.
Our team managed every step of the process from conceptualisation, storyboarding, casting, filming to editing. We also handled the demanding logistics side of the production; every location and prop were carefully considered and sourced after weeks of research.
Insurance Claim Story Video 2
In this second video, we tell the story of how a young father turned blind due to complications from diabetes. In our brief from the client, we were told that the real case study was able to raise his family and provide for his daughter’s undergraduate studies through the payout from the insurance company. That was when it struck us that the daughter would offer a unique perspective in the story as she grew up as a first hand witness of how the insurance was able to help her family through the years.
Like the previous video, our team managed the entire production process from pre to post. However, no amount of planning could have prepared us for the volatile weather. Our crew was hit by heavy rain nearing the end of our outdoor scenes. Alternative plans were formulated to complete the filming.
University Graduation Music Video
In conjunction with the school’s graduation convocation, SUSS wanted to create a music video to commemorate their graduates’ achievements. This music video tells the journey of five university undergraduates as they go about their daily schooling lives until their graduation and beyond.
The production took a total of four days to be completed. Some of the challenges faced during the production include making sure that all of the necessary scenes were shot; given the tight schedule and multiple shooting locations to cover. However, with the help of a well planned shooting schedule, the project was able to be fulfilled on time with minimal hiccups.
Inclusive Education Video
This video explores the many ways that Phonak’s Roger Technology is able to enhance the learning process of students at Canossian School. Through interviews we get insights into how the technology is integrated into the student’s everyday lives and how it helps bring them closer to achieving their goals. Our team shot this video over the course of two days and we are happy with how the video turned out; despite challenges such as the safety distancing measures prevalent during the filming period.
Short Story Videos References
In this section, we share some examples and comments of short story videos produced by brands, companies, and organizations in Singapore.
PLEASE NOTE: The videos referenced in this blog article are not produced by Vivid Snaps. The videos are sourced from publicly available websites.
Airport Brand Story Video
Paradise on earth- this might sum up Jewel Changi’s brand story, a compelling visual feast of the urban cosmopolis fused with splendid retail therapy, and a stunning garden paradise all under one roof, which brings out the best of Singapore’s urban experience as a Garden City. This video employs the use of abstract scenes to evoke a myriad of emotions in the viewer. This is followed by a display of scenes from the actual Changi Jewel location. This effectively creates a sense of positive vibes associated with the Changi Jewel brand.
Short Story TVC Production
To illustrate its commitment to customer engagement, Love Bonito empowers the modern female fashion client. They know women are capable, stunning beings; they just do not see enough women strutting around like they display this knowledge. They understand looks; dressing improves esteem. For them, dressing well is just a means to an end, fashion leads to self-authentication. The video delivers the message that dressing empowers, liberates, and authenticates.
Remote Filming Short Story Video
At this time when more of us are adopting flexible working patterns and changing our working environments, it has never been more important to have a place in the home where they can concentrate and feel comfortable. IKEA has plenty of office furniture, and ideas to help you get inspired, and organized. The video conveys the message that most action now revolves around the home environment, in post-pandemic circumstances, and that IKEA furnishing is able to enhance home aesthetics, experiences, working life, and home memories.
Animated Short Story Video
The boy scribbles with a pen and the wish is fulfilled subsequently: the plane, dog, and greeting from a stranger materialize after he sketches on the pad with his magic pen. Then the boy wishes that his father would return and it is captured by his mother on the phone with a snap, which in turn compels his father to physically return from abroad, thus conveying the message that Singapore Airlines can effectively turn dreams and wishes into reality.
Mobile Filming Short Story Video
Social media, mobile technology, has democratized the flow of information so everyone can replace mainstream media with their own celebrity without the hassle of having to sign on to a studio or media contract with its requisites of being extraordinarily beautiful, talented, or glamourous. This video is captured on the Apple iPhone 13 Pro but has all the trappings of a glamorous big studio film. The actors are ordinary village folk who film their escapade to Mars with professional, glamorous ease. Technology has democratized film-making by turning the mundane into the spectacular, the peasant villager into the blockbuster celebrity.
Village Documentary Short Story Video
Candid, first-person interviews provide testimonies of how Grab Pay has enabled many small business owners to streamline payments, thus enabling their business expansion, consolidation, and operations. The candid, honest, warm interview testimonies effectively communicate how Grab Pay empowers the small business owner, enabling each client’s business expansion, also streamlining payments while improving overall operations and efficiency.
Drama Narrative Short Story Video
With the heartwarming narrative of how a cafe owner took a chance on an unemployed orphan girl in dire straits, the Short Story Video conveys how DBS is not just a loan provider, but an enterprise enabler as well as a family rather than just a faceless, anonymous bank, lending a human face to DBS Bank. The human touch is brought out through the sense of compassion, care, and trust, while each bank employee, cafe employer, and cafe employee extends human warmth, care, respect, compassion, and assistance to each other, emphasizing human relationships, and care, trust, empathy, as DBS Bank’s foundational working ethos.
Short Story Video Production Crew in Singapore
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