TYPES OF VIDEO CONTENT (Pt. 1)|
TYPES OF VIDEO CONTENT (Pt.1)
Content is King but what is content without stories?
One of the proven ways to relay information in a relatable way is to share it in form of a story.
For content to be easily understood and acted upon, it has to be relatable to and resonate with the consumers (audience).
Storytelling is done daily across the globe by brands, influencers, creators, in conversations, in classrooms, religious organisations etc.
While stories are usually easily understood, it is important to note that the means by which the stories are shared are key to how well the audience would understand it.
Across the globe, countless video content are created and published on various platforms.
In this blog post, we will be discussing the various types of video content shared frequently all over the world.
Movies are film productions that are made to run for a few hours (usually within an hour to five hours). They portray a central theme and have the story tied up at the end. e.g. Citation, Uncharted etc
Some movies might be in parts. e.g Wedding Party 1&2
These types of film productions are made into seasons which are broken into episodes. Each episode could tell a separate story which ultimately connect with the main story for the series. e.g. Manifest, Legend of the Seeker etc.
Production for series can run into years e.g Tinsel, Game of Thrones etc.
For the purpose of these post, short films would be divided into: documentary and YouTube film.
Documentary: these are videos put together to give recounts of or real-life insights about a person, place or event e.g. compilations on the End SARS protest.
YouTube film: these became very popular since the turn of the decade. Short films in form of movies or series are published on YouTube to be streamed.
SOCIAL MEDIA VIDEOS
From reels(Instagram) to snaps(Snapchat) to TikTok videos to stories (Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp) and to every other short length video types shared on social media, these are the rave of the moment.
They are easy to interact with, short and engaging.
Content creators keep their audience engaged through these short video types.
All of these forms of video content are shared and reshared across the internet daily.
Stories are getting told and retold.
Narratives are being shaped.
What videos are you creating?
What stories are you telling?