video - The internet has recently bloomed with a number of places to post your funny video, creative video, or other clever home made bit of cinematography. Sites such as You Tube and Google Videos are central exchanges of funny videos and other popular video types, and there are also a number of other special purpose funny video sites that specialize in the funny video genre. The act of creating a funny video is not as simple as thinking of a few jokes or funny situations and then getting out the camera. Creating a funny video requires a great deal of consideration, work, and attention to detail. If you follow the tips outlined in this article, you are sure to create a funny video that is of great value to your target audience.

The first thing to consider when creating a funny video is to look at your target audience. Are you targeting the pre-teen crowd who favors slapstick and potty humor, or are you looking to target a middle aged crowd that is more discerning in the type of funny video they enjoy? Even the most sophomoric funny video must have a target audience. It is never possible to amuse everyone, so picking a target audience can help you make a funny video that is of great value to the audience you are trying to reach without having to worry about other audiences. Once you have worked out your audience, you can get started planning your funny video.

The next thing to consider when planning a funny video is whether you would like the funny video to be live action or animated. Animation used to be technology that was available only to well funded studios--however, the advent of Macromedia Flash and other similar software has resulted in something of an animation revolution. It is now possible for anyone to create a funny video that uses sophisticated animation techniques using a standard personal computer. Of course, while Macromedia Flash and other computer animation tools can have a fairly steep learning curve, anyone who is interested in created an animated funny video will do well if they take the time to learn how to use these tools.

Once you have decided on the type of funny video as well as your audience, it is time to start writing. Even the shortest funny video (many a successful funny video has made the rounds of the internet while being less than a minute long) requires a basic premise and plot, and this requires planning and writing. The worst mistake that one can make when shooting a funny video is to try to do the entire thing off the cuff, with no written script. Particularly if multiple actors are involved, it is necessary to do some writing before shooting a funny video at