A few weeks ago the kids and I were spending a lazy Saturday at home. It wasn’t long before boredom set it. It was a nice day out, but I really couldn’t think of much to do with them outside. Then we hatched an idea. We decided to do a collaborative video project together. We’d scour through the things we had and use them to make a fun slow-motion video. Soon we had a big pile of squirt guns, buckets, a leaf blower and such. I have to say, it was a lot of fun.
Here’s some tips for shooting a fun slow-motion video with your kids
- Mount your iPhone on a tripod or some other stable platform.
- Shoot with the sun shining from behind your subject. This will make the water splashes really stand out.
- Learn how to manually adjust your exposure on the iPhone video app to get the best looking video possible.
- Choose a background that’s darker, and is free from any distracting elements.
- Have some cardboard and tape handy to construct your own lens shade to keep the sun from shining on your lens.
- Of course be careful not to get your iPhone wet, keep a towel handy to quickly wipe off any incidental drops of water.
You don’t even have to edit a video together. After you are done and cleaned up sit down and watch the clips on your phone with your kids, their laughter and giggles will be totally worth it.