Father’s Day is just around the corner (well, it’s about a month away, but it never hurts to start early), and, instead of buying him new socks, why not make him a muvee? Nothing says love like a personalized YouTube video, and by making him a muvee, Dad will likely share it with family and friends – you can’t do that with a pair of argyle socks.
So, while Father’s Day is just under a month away, the minutes are ticking by, and you can use this lead-time to prepare your muvee, and marshal the troops – your kids – to help out.
But what should you include in your Father’s Day muvee? Why, the answer is, include things that fathers like! It’s a fact: fathers are men, so their favorite things in life, apart from their wife and kids, are extremely detailed objects, such as motorcycles, spaceships, multi-bit cordless drills, and other expensive things.
However, making a muvee about power tools may be fascinating for Dad, but maybe not so much for other people who might want to watch the video and share with others.
However, fathers, like children, tend to like things like dinosaurs, sharks, spaceships, or model trains. If you have been to, say, a dinosaur museum recently with the kids (or perhaps took them with you in a shark cage to come face to face with a Great White) and managed to shoot some photos and video, make a muvee out of that. Remember, the idea is capture Dad’s attention with incredibly detailed or incredibly cool things that also appeal to kids and relatives (which is why muvees of power tools are out).
For example, we recently took a trip to the fabulous Osaka Train Museum in Japan. If you’ve never been, it’s worth the airfare to Japan alone. Imagine a warehouse full of model trains, train dioramas, and remote-controlled trains, plus perfectly preserved old time trains. And you need to take a train to get there.
Here’s a potential Father’s Day video, then, incorporating highly detailed objects guaranteed to capture Dad’s attention, and still captivate the kids:
Visits to toy stores can also work as a Father’s Day muvee:
The most important thing is to have fun making a Father’s Day video slideshow – or at least give Dad something more fun than a pair of socks.