Sometimes you see a video and wonder how it’s made and then spend a while trying to figure out the method and either try it yourself or give up and move on. Very rarely do you get a tutorial on how it was made.
I’m not one to go looking for “how-to” videos to do with clothes (in fact it never dawned on me that they existed), but this came up while I was searching for scarves for a gift the other day. I’ve never been very original when it comes to how I wear a scarf so I figured, why not?
Yes, I got some great tips on how to tie a scarf other than the first option, which is my usual “go-to” but what I really liked was the whole composition of this video. The editing was great and it was a fun way to make what could have been a very boring tutorial, exciting. And, if I got bored of how to tie a scarf, there was plenty of other things for me to watch and amuse me. The mark of any good video- it keeps your attention.
So of course after oohing and aahing over the video, I was intrigued by the way that it was put together and lo and behold, there was a link to how the director put this together (here). It really isn’t as difficult as it appears, but it took a lot of planning and coordinating. I can’t imagine how long it took to film all of the segments. In documentary there isn’t quite as many planned shots, which is probably why I like it more than narrative film, so this boggled my mind.
I was so impressed by the scarf video that I watched a few other videos on the same account and loved this one too:
Now that we are all up to date on women’s fashion for the season, I’m going to go and try to piece together how to do something similar to this last video. Wish me luck!