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Make a Movie

A really entertaining group date idea is to get together and make a movie. You can have one person write the script or all participate in writing it. And then film it with a video camera or your smartphone. This is fairly similar to my make a music video date idea. But instead, make it a group event and do something other than a music video.

These home movies usually turn out really funny and are something you can keep and share with your family.

If you have a digital video camera you can edit the movie on your computer, then burn it onto a DVD/Blu-Ray or just upload the file to YouTube. These days, the camera on your phone will work well if you don’t have access to a video camera.

This can be a totally free date, assuming you have the equipment, not to mention something really fun to do! 

What you need for this make a movie group date idea: 

iPhone on a tripod in the grass next to a house

To make this date happen you need people to both be in the movie and work the camera, and you’ll need a story to tell, usually in the form of a script. The script doesn’t have to be fancy; it could be just scribbled on a piece of paper, really. No elaborate Hollywood formats needed.

For recording, you’ll want either a digital video camera or a good smartphone, and then a computer program to edit with like iMovie.  

My commentary on this group date idea:

I have always made movies since I was younger; in fact, video production has been my career for the past several years. In college, my roommates and I wanted to make a movie, and since video production was my major, I took it upon myself to write the short script.

We invited some girls over to make the movie with us and got started. It was quite amusing, hilarious even, although I might have gotten upset a few times when my good friend kept looking right into the camera, which is a big no-no in the movie-making world. 

The home video was basically a cheesy “Slasher” film about a guy in a Marvin the Martian mask going around killing college students. It took us about four hours that evening to film the short eight-page script.

The next week I was able to edit it on the computer, and then we had a party while we watched it. Now several years later, every time I see it, the fond memories of that evening come pouring in.

One of the girls in the movie actually married one of my best friends, who was my roommate at the time. I seemed to do that a lot—taking girls out that my friends or acquaintances ended up marrying. Some guys even started the slogan that if “A guy wants a girl, just have Matt take her out first.”

So if you are looking for something fun to do for a group date, get together and make a movie. You are bound to have a ton of fun!

Watch this video I made on this make a movie group date idea

Do you have experience with this date idea? Let me know in the comments how it went and if your date, spouse, significant other liked it. You can buy a copy of the book 101 Creative Dates: ideas, tips, and personal experiences from the life of a hopeless romantic here or visit the shop.

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