Video Workshop: Published videos & resources
This week, the Tech4Good meeting turned into a hands-on video workshop. Attendees in teams of four, created videos on their mobile devices and uploaded them to Instagram and YouTube. You’ll find the products of their learning and experimenting further below.
Great fun was had by all and creativity ensued. Collaborative learning by doing. Within an hour and 10 minutes 6 groups created a great array of videos for their own organizations. Some are well executed and some are successful first attempt, each iteration taught us something new. Everyone was ready to jump into their video project with both feet.
Traps encountered, lessons learned:
- Decide to shoot your video horizontally to make it best suitable also for other online spaces like YouTube and Vimeo. What does your TV look like at home? Would you turn you TV to view a movie vertically?
- Background noise might interfere with your sound. Smartphone microphones have a shorter reach. Get closer to the talking person for recording.
- It’s more advantageous to do headshots rather than body frames.
- The writing should be more for a talking person than for an academic paper. Consider the target audience.
- Instead of a continuous recording, stop the camera after each take. This way you are ready to upload the best take immediately and don’t have to wait until you get your editing done.
- As always: Prefect is the enemy of the good. Start early, fail fast, repeat. Use the direct path to good enough.
Links to storytelling resources
Here are a few excellent resources on storytelling on our partner websites and from previous events:
- Prior to the meeting, James suggested this article: Technology and The Evolution of Storytelling by John Lasseter
- TechSoup, host of the annual StoryTelling Challenge, has a great collection of links on their “Digital Storytelling” page
- Storytelling Twitter Chat Recaps #commbuild #storymaker
- Hatch For Good supported by the Rockefeller Foundation, connects you to a suite of tools and a growing community that can help you leverage the power of narrative to increase reach, resources and impact for your social impact organization.
Videos in no particular order
Group 2: Producers: Chase Metzger, Carlene Thiessen, Ursula Kaiser, Michelle Finnigan
Volunteer Animal Service “Pretend these are cats”
Health Tip by Ursula working with Cancer Patients
Essential Art making a video for Volunteer Animal Services
Group 3 Producers: Sherri Weidman, TJ Snopkowski, Barbara Erickson @barbaraec , John Connor, Barrie Conley
Group 4: Producers: Producers: Sandra Yeyati, Marc Smolec, Tish Roland, and Trisha Aldridge.
Collier 4H teaching kids beekeeping.
Group 5: Producers: Omar Keeys, Vincent Keeys, Amy Gaffney and Deborah Johnson.
Volunteer Services for Animals
Southwest Florida Regional Technology Partnership
Group 6: Producers: Bart Bil, Angel , Sebastian, Bobby Escalante
Healthy Me – First take by Dr. Sebastian
Slidedeck Introductions and Workshop info
web & mobile developer for business and nonprofits in Naples, Florida. WordPress Meetup SWFL organizer, Netsquared organizer, #nptech, photographer.
Works at Pauli Systems, Naples , FL (project manager for Enterprise WordPress and CiviCRM implementations, custom API integrations) , volunteer at NPTechProjects providing nonprofit technology support and education in Florida and deputy on WordPress Global Community Team.