Please follow these as closely as possible to ensure your video can be posted
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- A brief description of your community in its mission and charism
- Major pillars of your community’s spirituality
- What kind of apostolates (if any) your community engages in
- The clip should be 2-4min long
- Framing: Look at the screen on your camera: Imagine the screen divided into thirds, both horizontally and vertically.
- Place the person on film on either the left or right vertical line, with their face at the top intersection of the horizontal and vertical lines (see white lines below).
- The person can be standing or sitting.
- Head Room: Divide the top corner box into thirds horizontally.
- Give them about 1/3 of a box of headroom (see yellow line below).
- Make sure their head is not touching the top of the screen.
- Eye Contact: The person on film SHOULD be looking into the camera.
- Look for an aesthetically pleasing background.
- Find a wall with a piece of artwork or a bookshelf
- Don’t film outside (this creates poor audio)
- DON’T film in front of:
- A plain white wall
- A picture with glass on it (there will be reflections in the glass)
- A window
- A wall or piece of art that is the same color as the person’s habit
- Anywhere there is movement in the background (ex: a hallway with people walking)
- Double Check:
- There are no weird things “sticking out” of the person’s head on the screen (ex: a plant giving them funny hair)
- If you are in front of a bookshelf, make sure appropriate books are there and that all of them are facing the correct way
- Make sure there are no distracting shadows in the shot
- You can fix shadows by having the person take a few steps closer to or away from the wall or by moving your light source (if you are using a lamp)
- If there is a light directly overhead, make sure the person does not have “raccoon eyes” (a shadow that hits under their eyes).
- Don’t overexpose
- Especially if you are filming near a window, make sure none of their skin looks bright white. This means the shot is overexposed and it cannot be fixed by our team in editing.
- Film in a well-lit area
- You can bring in lamps if you need extra light
- At the start of every video, please have the person going on film say and spell their entire name
- This is for our editors- our team will put the name of the person on a banner at the bottom of the screen prior to posting
- It is ideal if the person going on film can say their content all in one take, without having to stop
- If the person is talking and does need to stop, they can pause and then pick up where they left off without having to start over from the beginning
- Our team can fix a video with 1 or 2 stops like this in it
- Many people going on film will film multiple takes of their video. This is okay! Please just only send us the best one
- ALL persons going on film need to fill out an individual release form
- ONE person from your community needs to fill out a community release form
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