Together, Apart – 150 Ways to Come Together Over Video During Covid-19

Naturally, we miss our family and friends, and the truth is no one knows for sure when it will be safe for us to meet them again. For the time being, video gives us plenty of opportunities to connect – whether it’s by creating and sending each other videos, having video calls, or sharing our screen with others.

  1. Go Live
  2. FaceTime
  3. Celebrate Local
  4. Get Nostalgic
  5. Swap Recipes
  6. Share Music
  7. Share Favorites
  8. Get Moving
  9. Challenge a Friend
  10. Share a Fun Interview
  11. Relive Pop Culture Moments
  12. Create a Tutorial
  13. Learn a New Skill Together
  14. Take a Virtual Tour Together
  15. Laugh Together

Magisto is just one of the many tools at your disposal. Create a video from this list to send to your loved ones now.

Go Live

We need connection now, more than ever. Going Live is a great way to get connected quickly. Whether you’re just in it for a chat, to share tips, or family updates – go live and put a smile on someone’s face today.

  1. Do a live cooking demo.
  2. Tune into a live streamed workout together with friends.
  3. Host a live stream workout party and ask others to join in.
  4. Host a live video to teach people something new.
  5. Host a “behind the scenes” live video with an update of what your family is doing during the corona virus quarantine.
  6. Host a live video and ask your followers to ask you fun spontaneous questions.
  7. Talk to your audience, let them know your self-care tips during this uncertain time.
  8. Host a live meditation and ask followers to join in.
  9. Share a personal that is motivating or inspiring you to hold onto hope right now.
  10. Share what you’re cooking, eating, snacking on while hunkering down at home.

FaceTime

Social distancing may not be the most fun, but FaceTime can help us get through it – together.

  1. You can still have happy hour – just do it over video!
  2. FaceTime and eat dinner together with friends.
  3. FaceTime and catch up for a morning coffee date.
  4. Binge-watch a show together.
  5. Watch your favorite childhood movie together.
  6. FaceTime a friend to share how you are feeling during this difficult time.
  7. FaceTime and play a board game together!
  8. FaceTime and play 20 questions together.
  9. FaceTime and read a book, or short story together.
  10. FaceTime and listen to a fun podcast together.

Celebrate Local

Create a video of your favorite local businesses in your community and encourage others to order takeout, donate, or buy a gift card for the future.

  1. Create a video to share the best ways to support local businesses in your community.
  2. Create a video to share your favorite restaurants in your community.
  3. Create a video to share your favorite bars in your community.
  4. Create a video to share your favorite coffee shops in your community.
  5. Create a video to share your favorite breweries in your community.
  6. Create a video to share your favorite service-based businesses in your community.
  7. Create a video to share your favorite self care bizzes in your community.
  8. Create a video to share your favorite boutiques in your community.
  9. Create a video to share your favorite arts organizations in your community.
  10. Create a video to share your favorite NPO bizzes in your community.

Get Nostalgic

Nostalgia: a sentimental longing or wistful affection for the past, typically for a period or place with happy personal associations. YES PLEASE! There is something about nostalgic that just eases the soul, and video is a great tool to unlock a whole lot of it!

  1. Create a funny slideshow video of your favorite throwback photos to share with friends.
  2. Create a photo slideshow video from old yearbook photos and tag your old high school friends on Facebook for a trip down memory lane.
  3. Create a funny / embarrassing video of your horrific fashion choices throughout the years.
  4. Create a video to highlight favorite memories of your children growing up: first tooth, prom etc.
  5. Create a slideshow video of your last family vaca.
  6. Create a slideshow video of your honeymoon.
  7. Create a slideshow video of your last girls trip!
  8. Create a slideshow video of your favorite family memories.
  9. Create a recap video of last years holidays.
  10. Create a recap video of your last great vaca!

Swap Recipes

Food is powerful. It has the power to bring people together, the power to create shared memories, and to make people feel loved and cared for. In time like this, we need nourishment and a little love.

  1. Create a video of your favorite cocktail recipe to share with friends!
  2. Create a video of your favorite comfort food recipes to share.
  3. Create a video of your favorite meal prep recipes to share.
  4. Create a video of your favorite breakfast recipes to share.
  5. Create a video of your favorite dessert recipes to share.
  6. Create a video of your favorite easy meals for the kiddos to share.
  7. Create a video of your favorite sheet pan recipes to share.
  8. Create a video of your favorite snack recipes to share.
  9. Create a video of your favorite healthy recipes to share.
  10. Finally share that top secret family recipe your friends are always asking you for!

Share Music

Studies have shown that music improves mood, can benefit overall well-being, create happiness and relaxation, and even help regulate emotions, – which is EXACTLY what we need right now. Sharing is caring – time to send some soundtracks to your loved ones.

  1. Facetime a friend and have a dance party in your living room.
  2. Go live, or create a video of you sharing your gift of music!
  3. Share videos of musicians going live on social media.
  4. Create a video to share your favorite meditation tunes.
  5. Create a video to share your favorite soundtracks of all time.
  6. Create a video to share your favorite nature sounds.
  7. Create a video to share your favorite musicians to watch live on Youtube.
  8. Create a video to share your favorite workout songs to encourage people to stay active during the corona virus quarantine.
  9. Create a video to share your favorite motivational or inspirational songs to inspire hope.
  10. Create a video to share your favorite upbeat “happy” songs.

Share Favorites

Listicles are super easy to create, and watch. Spread some fun to friends and family with any of these quick win topics.

  1. Create a video of your families Top 10 favorite movies to watch together.
  2. Create a video of your families Top 10 favorite albums to listen to.
  3. Create a video of your families Top 10 favorite activities to do inside.
  4. Create a video of your families Top 10 favorite comfort foods.
  5. Create a video of your Top 10 favorite comedy specials.
  6. Create a video of your Top 10 favorite board games.
  7. Create a video of your Top 10 favorite video / online games to play.
  8. Create a video of your Top 10 favorite photo / video apps.
  9. Create a video of your Top 10 favorite apps to pass the time.
  10. Create a video of your Top 10 favorite YouTube + Vimeo channels.

Get Moving

Just because we are stuck at home doesn’t mean that workouts are cancelled. Plenty of local bizzes are offering free classes, and there are plenty of ways to tune in with friends or rock it solo on YouTube.

  1. Tune into a live local business offering workouts during the coronavirus outbreak.
  2. Create a video of a new workout you are trying while quarantined.
  3. FaceTime a friend and do a workout together.
  4. Pull up Youtube and find new workouts to try while quarantined.
  5. Try Daily Burns video workouts with your family.
  6. Tune into Planet Fitness’ free daily live-streamed at-home workouts at 4 p.m. PT/7 p.m. ET on their Facebook page.
  7. Tune into Orange Theory Fitness free class offerings daily on their app also on this page that has the latest OTF updates on COVID-19.
  8. Get active with the POPSUGAR app! Just log in with an existing Glow by POPSUGAR account or sign up for free.
  9. Tune into Magisto’s Fitness workout channel on our Explore Page.
  10. Create your own workout video using our Fitness editing style.

Challenge a Friend

Videos challenges often go viral these days and for good reason. They are often relatable, replicable and funny to watch. Take a page from these challenges and cancel boredom now.

  1. Challenge a friend to the #whisper challenge.
  2. Challenge a friend to the #100layers challenge and get ready to laugh – A LOT.
  3. Challenge a friend to the #yogachallenge with whoever they are quarantined with.
  4. Challenge a friend to record the Ellen Show’s #accentchallenge.
  5. Challenge a friend to record and play the #7secondschallenge.
  6. Challenge a friend to the #trynottolaugh challenge.
  7. Challenge a friend to the #blindmakeup challenge.
  8. Challenge a friend to the #boyfrienddoesmymakeup challenge.
  9. Challenge a friend to a #speeddrawing challenge.
  10. Challenge a friend to the #chubbybunny challenge

Share a Fun Interview

Interviews and Q + A’s are such a fun way to get to know one another and with all the time in the world on our hands, why not? Here are some fun games you can try for your video.

  1. Create a video interview with your partner and ask them questions about your first date.
  2. Create a video and interview your partner on funny / relatable couples questions.
  3. Play two truths and a lie with a friend.
  4. Ask your friend / or family member hilarious trivia questions like: “How many square feet of pizza are eaten in the U.S. in a year?”
  5. What are some of the last GREAT movies you watched, and why did you love it?
  6. Ask someone to teach you something you don’t know in the next 2 minutes and record it to share!
  7. What would a world populated by clones of you look like?
  8. If you could have your own reality TV show what would it be and why?
  9. If you could have dinner with any person alive or dead, who would it be and why?
  10. Quote-off. Record you and your family or partner interviewing each other on the best movie quotes of all time.

Relive Pop Culture Moments

Who doesn’t love a good pop culture moment? Relive some of the greats while connecting and commenting via video.

  1. Record yourself sharing your favorite video games to pass the time + share the video with friends.
  2. Record yourself sharing your favorite old school music videos + share the video with friends.
  3. Record yourself sharing your favorite 90’s trends + share the video with friends.
  4. Record yourself sharing your favorite 00’s trends + share the video with friends.
  5. Record yourself sharing your favorite celebrities you had a crush on when you were a kid + share the video with friends.
  6. Record yourself sharing your favorite pop culture moments of the last decade + share the video with friends.
  7. Record yourself sharing your favorite best picture winners + share the video with friends.
  8. Record yourself sharing your favorite binge-worthy shows to watch + share the video with friends.
  9. Record yourself sharing your favorite binge-worthy reality TV shows to watch + share the video with friends.
  10. Record yourself sharing your favorite documentaries + share the video with friends.

Create a Tutorial

Now is a great time to dive head first into DIY’s. Everything from cooking, to crafting tutorials are a great way to share a skill, or learn something new.

  1. Create a DIY tutorial video for others that are quarantined.
  2. Create a dumpling tutorial to share with friends!
  3. Create a photoshop / editing tutorial for friends who would like to learn more about photography.
  4. Create a baking tutorial and share your favorite dessert recipes.
  5. Create a smoothie tutorial and share your favorite recipes.
  6. Create a how to draw / art tutorial to share with friends.
  7. Create a calligraphy tutorial.
  8. Create a flower arranging tutorial.
  9. Create a how to decorate your bar / bar cart tutorial.
  10. Create a how to clean your clutter tutorial with tips for cleaning up while quarantined.

Learn a New Skill Together

Fun fact: Did you know that learning something new creates new pathways in the brain that help boost those happy chemicals that make you live longer? It’s true! Here are some fun new things you can learn together over video.

  1. Learn how to play an instrument.
  2. Learn a new language.
  3. Learn how to be a better writer.
  4. Learn how to cook.
  5. Learn new photography tips.
  6. Learn to play poker.
  7. Learn about interior design.
  8. Learn about self-care.
  9. Learn how to meditate.
  10. Learn how to bake bread.

Take a Virtual Tour Together

Stuck inside? So is pretty much everyone else on the planet. That’s mind-blowing, and also touching. We’re all in this together, and it somehow makes it better. Many cultural institutions, artists, creators, and others around the world have chosen to support the public with free online experiences.

  1. Live stream the Berlin Philharmonic’s Digital Concert Hall.
  2. Take a Google Arts and Culture tour.
  3. Virtual Tour of the Louvre? Yes please!
  4. Tour the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington DC.
  5. Tour the Vatican Museum in Rome.
  6. Tour the Georgia Aquarium.
  7. Tour the Monterey Bay Aquarium.
  8. Tour the San Diego Zoo.
  9. Take a virtual tour of The Great Wall of China.
  10. Participate in a detailed 360 degrees tour of the Blarney Castle in Cork, Ireland, and more.

Laugh Together

After all, laughter is the best medicine and DYK it burns calories? No joke! Just 10 to 15 minutes of laughing a day can burn up to 40 calories, according to a Vanderbilt University study.

  1. FaceTime a friend to let off some steam, and share a laugh together.
  2. FaceTime a friend and watch a stand-up special together.
  3. Create a video of your Top 10 favorite memes of all time.
  4. Create a video to share quarantine activities at home that are oddly funny and relatable.
  5. Share videos of comedians going live online during the corona virus outbreak.
  6. Create a video of your favorite Dad jokes.
  7. Create a video of you telling jokes to your kids that they don’t get.
  8. Create a video of the worst knock-knock jokes you’ve ever heard.
  9. Create a video to countdown your favorite comedians of all time.
  10. Create a video to share your favorite stand-up specials of all time.

 

We hope this list has lifted your spirits and provided at least a little entertainment and togetherness during this difficult time. Have a video you created from this list? Tag us on social @Magistoapp so we can share!