5 Social Media Video Vignette Ideas

March 5, 2018

You and I might just need some fresh ideas from time to time. Ideas that spark creativity. Today we at Waves Media are posting a few suggestions we’ve gotten doing Boston video production for several years (some good and some maybe not so good) for social media videos and vignettes to get the ‘wheels’ spinning. Here we go.

Video Idea #1: Interview a guest, customer, employee

Sometimes the best place to start is with fresh blood. Maybe getting a new perspective on a topic you feel you have comprehensively covered already. Get that engaging, exciting personality on screen. Put together 3-5 great questions (don’t be too generic) and have them take a stab at answering. Could be a formal interview style if appropriate or more ‘man on the street’. The added advantage here could be that the influence that person carries may attract people to your page or brand in a somewhat unsuspecting way.

Video Idea #2: Blooper Reel

We just created one of these for a new partner of ours Huggins Hospital. Taken from the ‘Explainer’ video we made for them, it was just clips of them having fun and messing up. May be slightly embarrassing but hey, let’s loosen up: your ‘audience’ probably will see you as more authentic anyway.

Huggins Hospital – Blooper Reel from Waves Media on Vimeo.

Video Idea #3: Behind the Scenes Video

This is one of my favorites. Create a behind the scenes video of something you do regularly or just once in a while. This could be how you run team meetings, showing a piece of technology you like to use (software or other), or your office space and why you made it the way you did.

Video Idea #4: A Process Story

People know that your beautiful presentation, how you got where you are today, the amazing branding you have, and more did not just happen. They assume there was a process to get there. Well, why not let them behind the curtain a bit to see how your team processed through something. Show the hurdles and challenges, the big aha moments you had, and the pay-off. This will also increase internal morale as people love to look back and see how they overcame – it is truly affirming.

Video Idea #5: A ‘Culture’ Video

These are ever becoming more and more popular. And rightfully so. Gone (yes gone!) are the days of work environments being solely about profit. Employees want more than just pay checks. They want to see that their time is counting towards something, that they can have a work ‘family’ and enjoy what they do. And what better way to show that off to the best talent out there than through a truly emotional and compelling video piece. Yes, this type of video could require more production quality than just iPhone footage but it will be well worth it.