The good news is that if you are using the latest version of Breeze software you already have the capability to produce video segments for clients.

I am not sure if there was a similar show in the United States but in Canada there was a well known program called “Speakers Corner” from 1990 to 2008 which was basically a video booth where someone could say whatever was on their minds. People watched this show know exactly what video booths are all about.

Most people ranted about various issues and even announced lost pets at every week the producers would pick the best clips and show them on TV. Speaker’s Corner was also used by up-and-coming musicians to gain exposure. Barenaked Ladies, perhaps most famous nowadays for writing the theme song to the TV show “Big Bang Theory” used Speakers Corner early in their career to sing their future Canadian hit “Be My Yoko Ono” to the Speakers Corner audience. Although the show is no longer on the air, many people would request a wedding version of Speakers Corner at their wedding.

I have tested the video component of Breeze software and it does work. At the moment it is not something I am really pushing to my prospects and clients because with an open booth I have run into a number of issues.

The first issue is ambient noise. This is perhaps the one place where a closed booth is superior to an open booth, as the amount of ambient noise is reduced and as well, it is easier to capture the voice of those being recorded.

The other issue is that yes, you can record people and give the recording to the bride and groom at the end of the night, but really the big draw of photo booth is being able to give instant satisfaction to the guests in the form of a photo strip.

At the current time I don’t have a convenient way of perhaps allowing them to immediately upload to YouTube or some wedding site. For this reason, while I do offer video upon demand, it is not something I am really pushing. Who knows, however, in the future it may be the next big thing.

Other Variations

In addition to things like Green Screen, Flip books, and Video, photo booth software writers are coming up with all sorts of wonderful and wacky variations. Digital graffiti, drag-and-drop props and many other exciting innovations are making their way into photo booth software.