Social media has become a non-negligible part of our daily lives. As of 2020, 3.8 billion people have either one of these social media accounts – Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. These platforms initially served as a tool to keep people connected, but now they do more than connect people. Due to the engaging digital content filled in social media, the average person spends roughly 2 hrs on social media daily, according to Broadband search. A good percentage of the content on social media is videos, and most of the video content on social media is comedy videos.
Comedy skits are those funny 2 – 6 mins duration videos on social media that amuse you with a particular interest. Nowadays, comedy skit videos are becoming more popular and engaging. They have become the choice medium for advertising brands and products as it is short and direct. Bro Shaggi, Taaooma, Maraji, Josh2funny, and many social media influencers use this wonderful content strategy to earn a living. This post will explain the cost of creating a standard short comedy skit video. For a good tutorial on making a comedy skit, look at this article written by wikiHow.
Remember that some comedy video skits can be shot and edited using mobile applications such as TikTok and Vskits. These applications can create the basic quality of a comedy video. However, if you look to create higher-quality videos, you will need more than an application on your phone.
A Standard Comedy skit is usually 1 – 6 minutes long, but it takes longer than that to create. A single comedy video can take two days to shoot, depending on the script, plot, and quality. Taaooma revealed in an interview that she takes 2 – 3 days to shoot her comedy videos. You might also spend money on hiring equipment and securing a location if these are not readily available, but they are necessary. This is the list to check to create a short comedy video.
It could be a single character or more, depending on the script.
You will need a short script that is not vague and does not contain unnecessary details. Your script or storyline must be the type your characters can interpret with few words or gestures.
Costumes are not totally necessary for any comedy video, but getting a befitting costume can help you stand out and create an impression that lasts easily.
The Setting is where and when the video is shot. The location for the video production should have enough lighting and be conducive basically. Every other aspect of the setting can be overlooked.
- Video Camera
A good video camera is very important. You can use a phone with excellent camera quality if you can’t get a good DSLR camera. A good video camera would cost more than N100,000.
Although a microphone is vital. It is a bonus to get one, as it makes your sound clear and editing less stressful.
Other pieces of equipment that can come in handy to boost your video production quality are handheld gimbal and tripod. These equipment are redundant for a short comedy video skit but help stabilize your video.
After capturing your video clips, you will need to join, cut, mix, or enhance the video to get the final master clip. Editing is vital, especially if you have multiple video scenes or had a character play multiple roles, just like Maraji does in her own videos. The video editing process is where you introduce and mix video or sound effects and add text. Most Software in the market can get the job done properly. Nevertheless, it’s advised that you use video editing software with these basic features such as;
- Audio and video Noise reduction
- Video stabilization
- Chroma Key
- Audio mixing
You can get a professional video editor to edit your video clips to save time. Remember that good video editing software can cost you N15,000 per year.
After editing your comedy skit and you have the final copy, you won’t keep it in a hard drive and let it rot. Instead, you will have to share it with people. That brings to question which social media platform is best to share comedy videos and grow your audience. Based on popular opinion, Instagram and Youtube are the two best platforms to share comedy skits and get a good audience. However, that was as of 2020. TikTok is another good platform to grow your audience as you share your content. TikTok went international in 2017 and, since then, has created a new form of engagement and audience reach through short videos.
You must consistently create original quality video content to grow an audience or fan base with your comedy video skit. You can opt-in to promote your video content by running ads on social media. The social media ads budget can be intensive, but on average, N50,000 is still okay.
Creating a wonderful comedy video skit can take time and resources, but the end product is worth it. Popular comedy video skit creators on social media charge a huge sum to promote a brand or product in their videos cause they put in lots of effort in creating each video. In the long run, what makes a comedy skit successful lies in the content and character(s). Being talented helps to act a role with a sense of humor; however, learning from others can help develop the skill.