12 September 2023 Trends in Video Production

A Look into the Future: Predicted Trends in Video Content

Explore the future of video content: interactive narratives, AR, AI-curated content, and authentic storytelling redefine the video landscape.

As summer's last golden rays slowly fade, and we inch closer to the close of another year, there’s a palpable excitement in the air. The marketing world is abuzz, anticipating what the turn of the calendar will usher in.

With the fresh scent of autumn on the horizon and winter’s chill waiting in the wings, it's the perfect moment to sit back, warm beverage in hand, and ponder what the future holds for video content. Given how quickly trends change and innovation pushes boundaries, there's no time like the present to forecast what’s coming.

So, let’s embark on a visionary journey, peering into the future to spot the game-changing trends that will redefine video storytelling in the year ahead and beyond.

Ready to journey through time? Let’s dive in.

1. The Rise of Interactive Videos

Gone are the days of passive viewing. The audience wants to engage, interact, and have their say. And guess what? Video content is rising to the occasion.

  • Choose Your Own Adventure: Think 'Bandersnatch' on Netflix. Interactive narratives where viewers decide the story's course are increasingly capturing imaginations.

  • Shopping In-Video: Picture this: you're watching a cooking video and you can click on the chef's pan to buy it then and there. Interactive e-commerce is the future and it's looking bright.

2. Immersive Experiences with AR & VR

Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) are the juggernauts of the video world, set to immerse audiences like never before.

  • Virtual Showrooms: Envision trying on a pair of shoes or exploring a hotel room from your living room. It's closer than you think.

  • Augmented Tutorials: DIY videos with AR overlays guiding your every step? Now that’s a game-changer.

3. Short-form Stories, Big Impacts

TikTok's explosive growth is just the tip of the iceberg. Short, snappy, and impactful content is on the rise.

  • Micro-Moments: Quick insights, tips, or bites of entertainment, perfect for the on-the-go consumer.

  • Brands Go Short: Companies are already capitalising on this trend, offering condensed tales that viewers can gobble up in minutes.

4. Authenticity Over Polish

Audiences are craving genuine connections, favouring relatable content over overly staged glossiness.

  • Raw & Real: Behind-the-scenes looks, genuine testimonials, and organic moments resonate deeply with modern viewers.

  • Stories that Matter: Social issues, real-life challenges, and human tales are increasingly forming the crux of video narratives.

5. AI & Machine Learning – Personalisation at Its Best

Imagine video content tailored just for you, adapting in real-time based on your preferences and mood.

  • Dynamic Video Edits: AI algorithms curating video content on-the-fly, serving different viewers unique versions of the same story.

  • Viewer-driven Metadata: The AI systems of the future will note viewer reactions, continually refining content recommendations.

6. Sustainability Takes Centre Stage

Green isn’t just for nature videos. The entire production process is getting a sustainable makeover.

  • Eco-shoots: Solar generators, biodegradable props, and other eco-friendly innovations will become standard.

  • Green Messages: Expect a surge in content highlighting sustainability, eco-responsibility, and global betterment.

7. Live Streaming Evolves

From simple Facebook Live sessions, the future is about high-quality, multi-camera, and interactive live broadcasts.

  • VR-Integrated Live Streams: Attend concerts, seminars, or launches in virtual spaces, experiencing events like never before.

  • Real-time Interactions: Polls, Q&As, and instant feedback loops will become integral, forging genuine connections between brands and audiences.

Wrapping up

There you have it! The future of video content is not just about watching; it's about experiencing, interacting, and co-creating. As marketers, it’s a world of endless possibilities out there. Stay ahead of the curve, embrace the evolving trends, and let's craft video stories that don't just speak but resonate, engage, and inspire. Ready to leap into the future? 

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Emily Malone

Written by Emily Malone Marketing Manager for Venture — a full-service video production agency that specialises in producing creative videos & campaigns that get real results.

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