How to use Buddy Reel during the Lockdown

Social Distancing, “The Lockdown”, Isolation. These are all terms that unfortunately we are all very accustomed to nowadays. Terms that make special occasions, well, a little less special. Mainly because we can’t do them! Luckily, however, technology can make things a lot easier when stuck at home. Video calls, sending pictures and following friends and family on social media are just some of the ways that technology helps us bridge the gap between us and our loved ones at times like these.

However, here at Buddy Reel, we feel that for certain special events this is just not enough. Certain occasions demand to be marked by something a little extra. Getting the whole family on a video call at the same time can be more hassle than it’s worth and we all know that sending photographs, although lovely, sometimes doesn’t quite cut it either. This is where Buddy Reel comes in. Buddy Reel is the video app that allows you to make amazing videos together with family and friends, no editing needed! Then all you have to do is share them with your loved ones to brighten up their day or to simply stay connected.

 To give you some ideas, we have come up with a list of ways that Buddy Reel can make your special events that little bit more special.

Happy Birthday Videos

Birthdays are a time to be celebrating with friends and family. Unfortunately, as we all know, the Lockdown is putting a stop to that for many people. However, with Buddy Reel, you can create amazing videos with family and friends to send to that special someone. The app takes care of all the video editing for you, bringing everyone’s videos together seamlessly and effortlessly.

All you need to do is simply:

  1. Create an event on the app (i.e Josh’s 30thBirthday)
  2. Invite friends and Family (up to 5 people)
  3. 3.Each person Records a message wishing a Happy Birthday.
  4. Choose a background song to go along with the video.
  5. Let the app do it’s magic (editing)
  6. Send it to that special birthday someone.

Buddy Reel – Family Videos

Being apart from you family during lockdown is one of the hardest things that we are all going through. Especially not being able to see your vulnerable relatives such as your grandparents. And needless to say, that for them it can be even harder. Grandparents are the corner stone of every family, the people that bring everyone together. That is why we think that Family videos is such a good use of our app. The whole family can create a video to send to the grandparents and we can assure you they will treasure it forever, just follow these simple steps.


  1. Create an event on the app (Family video – Grandparents)
  2. Invite 5 family members
  3. Each person Records a personalised message
  4. Choose a background song to go along with the video
  5. Let the app do it’s magic
  6. Send it to your loved ones.

Buddy Reel – Challenge Videos

 The Lockdown has seen many challenges on social media, whether it has been the Stay at Home Challenge, the Run 5K Challenge, etc. These challenges are a great way of sharing your life and your lockdown with friends across social media. A good way of staying connected. However, we believe that it is missing one element: The element of teamwork or collaboration.

That is why we think that the Buddy Reel app is a great new way of creating videos on social media. It means you and your friends can take part in it together. Whether it is doing a singing challenge, an acrobatic challenge or simply just a dance challenge the buddy reel app allows you to create content with friends that is social media worthy. No need to edit, no need to be in the same location.

Simply come up with an idea, invite friends and get recording.


  1. Create an event on the app (The lockdown singing challenge)
  2. Invite 5 friends
  3. Each person records themselves doing the challenge
  4. Choose a background song
  5. Let the app do its magic
  6. Put it up on social media / send it to friends

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