Intro: How to Make a Viral Video
Step 1: Well, More of a Head Cold Then a Virus...
Actually I made this video about a year before youtube was really even around,
a friend of mine had a very sick dog, and she was taking care of him, and telecommuting to work
and was kinda depressed, so I made silly videos using my web cam (mostly lip syncing songs)
I showed some of them to my best friend and he said "Hey where is your production value"
so I rose to the challenge with THIS one.
Step 2: How I Did It
This was a two take webcam project.
The first time, I did it with no make up on (my makeup btw was zinc oxyide)
and it didn't look "crazed" enough, take two I ate like 4 pieces of lemon candy
smeared my face with zinc oxide and the look is PERFECT
I used a Apple Webcam and a LED Lamp.
I was wearing a dark blue shirt, and shut off all the lights in my room.
I was in a computer chair, and to "fade in and fade out" all I did was sit forward (toward the light)
or sit backwards (away from the light) - It gave a great effect!
Step 3: I Heard You Laugh, I Saw You Laugh!
This was a Happy accident.
All my post production work was done in iMovie (macintosh) and I overlaid the words
but I wrote the wrong lyrics, and when I tried to correct it, it overlapped the first set of lyrics
but when I looked at it, it fit the video PERFECTLY!
Step 4: Trivia and Easter Eggs
In the video I never blink, I have the Lemon candy in my mouth, I flub a word.
the whole project took less then a hour.
It so far has had 26,000 views on youtube.