Have you started a 365 Project yet? A photo-a-day? A blog-post-a-week? A journal project?
These can be an amazing way to highlight the year at the end of the next year. But you have to spend a few minutes this week to plan for the content when you need it in 11 months from now.
Here’s a fun little video that my friends Sim & Bek just released — as you can tell, it was 9 months in the making. BUT — if you think about how they produced it, it is something anyone (even you! ha!) can execute on if you just plan it out in advance.
Take a looksie and I’ll join you further down the page after you watch the fun vid:
As of this post’s publishing they’ve already garnered over 1,000 video views. Would you love that for any of your organization’s videos too?
All this creative couple needed was a still camera — an iPhone cam would do perfectly; a regular spot for the camera to sit; and a regular spot for Bek to stand when taking a couple of snaps each month.
If you review the video again, they only take 3-6 shots for any given milestone. Easy-peasy!
The more important thing to think out now is the workflow — You can easily email the photos to yourself with the same subject line (easy to search for at the end of the year) or sync/transfer the photos into a project folder that you set up now.
At the end of the project, all you have to do then is simply import them into iMovie or Windows Movie Maker and overlay a track of music to fit the mood. That’s it!
What kind of project could you create in 2013 if you started today? Check out these fun photo-lapse videos to spark your creativity:
Imagine taking a photo a day of your staff at work in the office. They can hold up ipads or printouts or chalkboard with whatever big project you’re working on that month?
What about a photo a week for every Sunday at your church?
Or have someone hold up signs that feature flyers / posters / marketing collateral featuring your monthly events, message series, etc.
A simple one is to create a simple sign that says “We HEART our volunteers” or “supporters” and then take snaps shots whenever you meet one anywhere. The key here is that you have a sign or some other device that stays constant in all of the photos.
Do you launch customer projects all across the country? Why not create simple signs that your sales force brings around and snaps with their customers?
Or get a small whiteboard and have people answer a fill in the blank statement that talks about something related to your mission.
Imagine a year-end review video flipping through the photos of all of these various series of photos.
All it takes is a simple snap of a photo TODAY to get things going! Can you help me pick a project for myself? Drop a comment here to suggest one!