What are some tips for good videos?

Prepare your friend

  • Ask friend to view some of the messages you like the best.

  • Offer them time to think about what they want to say.

  • Suggest rehearsing.

If they want more guidance, this structure may help: 

  1. G Greeting

  2. N Name

  3. O Only 10-20 seconds

  4. M Memory or activity you share

  5. E Plan exit line in advance.


Filming Tips

  • Face should be about an arm's distance away from camera.

  • Point out where camera is or put a sticky dot there.

  • Hit the red button to start (and stop) recording.

  • For self recordings, tap white camera icon in upper right corner.

Of course, these aren’t hard and fast rules. A Friendclips video can be footage of a shared activity instead of a standard greeting, for example.