Today’s technology, including personal recording devices and video sharing sites such as YouTube and other social media, have made movie-making accessible for just about anyone. Why not your group?
During the Make a Scene event, teams are challenged to make a video to rival the popularity of any singing dog, ugly cat, or dancing toddler currently receiving millions of views. But don’t worry – we won’t share these videos online! These videos will only be shown at the exclusive MASsies (Make A Scene’s Oscar-like show) party produced only for your group.
The group is split into teams and each is given an iPad including Make A Scene directions with tips on how to make their video. Only videos meeting certain criteria will be considered for a MASsie. For instance, the video must feature at least three different backdrops and a minimum of 5 props. Guidelines on the theme of the video are up to you. Should teams illustrate what it is that makes your company great? Should it center on one of the goals or theme of your meeting? Anything goes!
Everyone gets involved in the action – participants must write, direct, act in and edit their video. At a set time, all videos are submitted and it’s time for the Make A Scene Awards Ceremony to begin.
Participants are on the edge of their seats – and on the edge of hilarity – as they view the videos. Then, it’s time for the judging, which is conducted by the participants themselves. Each participant is given a voting slip and asked to vote for best video - the only hook is, they can’t vote for their own team! Ballots with team numbers on them are provided to insure this does not happen. For instance, Team #1 members get a Team #1 ballot and if a vote for Team #1 is turned in on this, it is thrown out. Guests also get to vote for best actor, best actress and best drama queen out of all videos shown – even their own.
After a brief commercial pause the votes are tallied. Then, the winners in each category are revealed and called forward to receive their MASsies, Make A Scene’s Oscar-like trophies.
This is one event your company should make time for – it’s sure to be a fun scene!