Call for Video Submissions
Hi all! We are producing a short video for the March 5th Indivisible event in Austin TX, and we want to include you! And guess what, taking part is SUPER EASY! We are looking for a diverse sampling of your voices to tell us WHY YOU STAND INDIVISIBLE. Just follow the filming instructions and submit your video files today. The deadline to submit is Monday, February 26th.
How To Film Your Video
We would like you to film on a smartphone! First off, no selfies. People should pair up and film each other: one will be the Cameraperson, the other the Interviewee. Please keep the filming distance to about 3 feet apart.
Make sure there are no windows behind the Interviewee, or else the footage will have white, blown-out backgrounds. Ideally they would have some light source on their face, be it from a window or desk lamp.
The best tip for having good audio is, avoid any sort of distracting background noise. Try to record in a relatively quiet place - but avoid the echo of an enclosed room as well.
The Cameraperson should hold the phone in landscape mode, so not like a cell phone, like a TV. The camera should be eye level with the person talking. The Cameraperson should use both hands to grip the iPhone, and keep their elbows close to their body to keep the shot as steady as possible. When ready to shoot, the Cameraperson should tap the Interviewees face on the iPhone screen to focus and lock exposure. If your record one video per question - the upload process will likely be a bit easier.
Please give us a few different takes and review the footage between them to make sure it looks good.
What To Say In Your Video
Have you ever been politically active before?
Why is it important to be involved now?
How much are you being paid to protest? Looking for some humor here.
What does the group Indivisible mean to you?
What would you say to a friend thinking about joining Indivisible?
What issue is most important to you personally?
Why will we succeed?
Please finish the following sentence "I stand Indivisible because..."
Notes to Keep in Mind
- Be enthusiastic and positive!
- Humor is a plus :)
- Restate the question in answers
- Film in *visually appealing* locations
- If you have any other video footage or photos from Indivisible events - feel free to upload as well! Be sure to distinguish these with file names.
How To Upload Your Videos
Again, it may be easier to upload one video file per question. Be sure to include your first name in the file name. If you have problems with Dropbox - you can also send or share your files with email@example.com