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Tips For Creating A Good Montage From Storyteller Productions

Storyteller Productions specializes in creating “wow factor” Bar Bat Mitzvah montages using your special photos and videos, as well as professional video coverage of your event…all at an affordable price!

From start to finish, their editors and videographers are motivated storytellers who work together to ensure the preservation of those once-in-a lifetime events, and uniquely transform them into a beautifully crafted video for all to enjoy.

Take a look at their portfolio and see for yourself! 

Creating a fascinating Bar Bat Mitzvah video might seem overwhelming and difficult at first. But with thoughtful pre-planning and using some of their tips, you’ll be able to assemble a collection of the best photos, videos and music that will produce an exceptional keepsake to enjoy in the years to come.

7 Helpful Tips For Creating A Good Montage

1. KNOW YOUR VIDEO LENGTH AND BUDGET
For Bar Bat Mitzvahs, anything under 13 minutes with catchy media, music and graphics is a success. Decide if you would like to include videos you already have or something new that needs to be shot and edited. This information will determine the price.

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Watch Nathan’s Bar Mitzvah Montage here


2. CREATE AN OUTLINE
If you don’t have any ideas of creating an outline, Storyteller Productions can do it for you. This is included in their consultation process at no extra charge!

Your guests are expecting to be told a story, through photos and video snippets, documenting an event or theme. They will work with you to decide what kind of montage you’d prefer. Whether you want a documentary based style video that echoes the warmth of your family, or a more humorous video with TV or movie clips – they’ll get it done stress free, exceeding your expectations!

You can do a chronological order of things. Or you can also have sub themes such as baby birth, family, sports, vacations, etc. In some of their montages, they’ve incorporated a little bit of both the chronological themes as well as sub themes. ie: a chronological grouping of a child and her dance recitals.

 

3. PHOTO SELECTION
After you’ve come up with an outline, you can start to choose your photos and videos. Remember, you want quality vs. quantity. No, you don’t have to have sparkling, perfect professional photos…but try to choose pictures that are not too light, dark, blurry or low in quality and file size.

They take digital as well as hard copy paper photos, which can be scanned. Each photo is also looked at individually to crop, take out red eye, minor dust and scratches so your photo montage experience can be the best that it can be!

 

4. ADD SHORT VIDEO CLIPS
Think about sprinkling in several 10-15 second video clips throughout the slideshow. This is a great way to break up the video montage and keep the audience’s interest. They accept a variety of video formats, including Hi-8, VHS, Mini-DV and digital clips.

 

5. CHOOSE THE MUSIC
Music is a very important part to the process, as it will create the mood that you desire for your audience. A great way to start off is to choose songs that have lyrics which compliment your story, and are meaningful to you and your family. You can have a mixture of sentimental songs (slower) with some more upbeat songs (faster and cheerful).

If you are stumped on music and can’t think of any songs, don’t worry – they have a ton of selections that you can choose from…ranging from warm-hearted and sentimental to upbeat and funny!

 

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Check out Jessica’s Bat Mitzvah Party Highlight Video here
  

6. TEST YOUR EQUIPMENT BEFORE SHOWING
Always test ALL the equipment prior to the big day if possible. Make sure the projector or television, DVD Player or Laptop, and sound equipment are working properly.

7. ENJOY THE SHOW!
Enjoy this video at your child’s Bar Bat Mitzvah celebration, and enjoy the reactions that arise out of your guests. In addition to enjoying the video during your special event, you’ll also be able to show future generations this video on TVs, smart phones, and tablets forever!

To learn more about Storyteller Productions, visit their extended profile page in the Vendor Directory.  


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