How to Make a Youtube Christmas Video Greeting Card

Would you like to create a christmas greeting card that is unique, unforgettable and viral?

Are you still sending ecards, paper cards or those boring standard multimedia cards.

In this day and age, sharing Youtube online video is the way to go. I'm not talking about the boring looking into a webcam and speaking a message to your friends and family.

Hre's my idea. Record and edit a time lapse video of the progressive construction of your christmas tree. Watch the video here...
http://youtube.com/watch?v=eXnCltZUzLM

All you need is your video camcorder and a computer OR just the computer alone if you have a webcam.

Next, you need all your family members to be present and all dressed up.

Finally, you need your christmas tree and the decorations, disassembled. Already fixed your christmas tree? Take it down.

Then follow these steps...

STEP 1: PLAN - PREPARE YOUR CHRISTMAS TREE
Decide the location where you want to fix your christmas tree. Mine is in the corner of the living room. Place all the decorations nearby before fixing the tree. Lay out the pieces neatly on the floor. Turn on all the room lights for good lighting.

STEP 2: SHOOT - FIX THE VIDEO CAMERA
Very important! The camera must be in a fixed position throughout the recording. Use a tripod or set your camcorder firmly on a table or chair. If you are using a laptop webcam, make sure it is not moved throughout the shoot. Know the height of your christmas tree in advance and point your camera to fit the whole height into the frame. Start recording and begin setting up your christmas tree.

STEP 3: EDIT - SPEED UP FOR TIME LAPSE EFFECT
When the shoot is done, import your video footage into your video editing software. Cut, trim and add a time lapse effect. All you need to do is speed up your video. It will produce a fast forward look. Add your text message. Add music. Make the total video length short, about 1 to 5 minutes. Render as MPEG2 video.

STEP 4: UPLOAD AND SHARE ON YOUTUBE
Upload your xmas greeting video clip to Youtube and start emailing the link to all your friends and family before christmas.
http://youtube.com/watch?v=eXnCltZUzLM

See you on Youtube!

Adrian Lee
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