Johnette & Paul
Videos Of Life
Recommended Length of Videos
Marketing Videos should be relatively short, quick to make an impact.
A Facebook or Google Ad video should not exceed 60 seconds.
30 seconds to 60 seconds is preferred length.
You will likely lose your viewers after 45 seconds.
Wedding Videos could last from 10 minutes to 90 minutes,
depending on many options the wedding couple has.
The wedding couple normally prefers the entire length.
Family may watch for about 15 minutes.
Friends will stop viewing after 5 minutes.
So, we recommend two wedding video versions :
"Long" - On DVD, for bridal couple
"Short" - on YouTube and DVD, for family/friends
3 minutes to 15 minutes.
Tribute Videos, or
Celebrations of Life Videos
These videos are to remember the life of someone who
has recently died. They could be displayed as part of a
Funeral Service, at the beginning when people are gathering
into the services. Or as a completely separate event.
There really is no suggested length. The normal problem
is to have enough digitized photos to prepare a sufficient length.
Conversation is typically a bit awkard in these events.
The Tribute video allows people to watch and make
positive, warm comments.
Birthday Videos should be lively, fun, and not drawn out.
If the person is very old, then possibly
they would be like Tribute videos. Otherwise, they are best when 10 minutes or less.
But, all suggested lengths are arbitrary, based on some
observations. Make the lengths what you prefer.