Nowadays, when some people would like to relax and have their stress away, they will just go to Youtube and watch videos about animals. It is calming and takes no effort. Those animals are just pure and simple. It is the reason why many people do movies of their pets. It is to share them that will surely make others happy.
It is not that easy though especially if you are planning to do a funny one. Your dog does not have to be trained professionally but still needs some effort. To do that, here are some tips:
1. Know Your Dog
If you already know your dog’s antics, it will be a lot easier for you to catch it on film. A funny video can be set up in different situations and if you know your dog, you would know when they are the most entertaining. It could be while they are eating or while you are eating. It could be during their sleeping time or times when you walk them. Just know the, and you will surely catch something.
2. Always Watch Out
This will be easily done when you know your dog. You know when to watch out. But of course, dogs tend to be unpredictable, so you will still have to watch out for them. They might do something hilarious and uncommon that is worth sharing. Although, it does not have to be something rare. Many dog lovers are just happy even if they are just watching something of a common occurrence. But if you are thinking of something that tends to be viral, a rare occurrence has more possibility.
3. Right Timing
And even if you know the right time and when to take a video, the right timing is still important. It is the reason why videos have gone viral. They have caught it at the right time that it is funny even without knowing the concept and situation. It is also the reason why some even become a meme.
4. Have Many Takes
Any good video does not only have one take. In fact, for it to be perfect, people shoot it many times. That way, they will get the right lighting and timing. They may also try on different angles or spots to see what is best. It may be more challenging with your dog though because they are not directed like people. But what you can do is to have as many clips as you can, so you can have something to choose from.
A good video requires good editing. There are various software and tools that you can choose and use. You can add some music or delete some footage that is not needed. Even if you are planning to keep it simple and natural, editing is still a must so that the video will be more watchable. Editing also involves improving the lighting and sounds, so that way people will understand and see more of the funny happenings of your dog.
Alice McCarron is a pet lover since she was young. She is also passionate about filmmaking. She combines the two by being a pet trainer and finishing a course on filmmaking.