Never ever let a perfectionist do viral video

Check out this video.

I don’t know about you, but I knew it’s a staged viral video within 10 seconds.

Here’s a few tips if you want to do viral video:

If the audio quality is bad, just let it be. Or reshoot the entire video clip. The most obvious giveaway that this is a viral video is that the audio is too clear for a noisy environment. It’s as if they have microphones clipped to their shirts. Or they went back to a studio and re-record the audio. Look, this is not a Mediacorp production. You don’t need perfect audio. In fact, bad audio quality will make it feel more real. If you are afraid people can’t hear clearly, add some subtitles.

And never start recording before the actual event starts. The video should start midway into the staged event. You need time to take out your camera, set to video mode and press the record button. Nobody have six sense and can predict when a video worthy event is going to happen.

And yes, never ever let a perfectionist do viral video. Unless your way of getting the video to go viral is to make people spread the video because it is very fake. If that is the case, then you got me. And judging from the numbers of views, I think this is working pretty well. Haha.

PS: In case you are wondering, this video is most likely from the Saving Gaia campaign. The girl’s name is Gaia.

2 Responses to 'Never ever let a perfectionist do viral video'

  1. Shn Juay says:

    How about this? (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OOKnGbHs6MA)
    :P

    This video and the one you featured came out during Vday period..

  2. dk says:

    Shn: Cannot lah. Acting too fake…. :p

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