PRODUCING YOUR VIDEO FOR THE ONLINE COMPETITION
Your video should:
be up to three minutes long (content after this time
limit will not
be recorded in one continuous shot and have no editing or
have no other people or excessive props;
not contain any background music; and
not contain any title pages with your name or
Do not speak your affiliation during recording.
Recording quality will not be assessed.
Top 5 Tips for Quality Video:
Use a Horizontal Image:
Be sure your camera is set-up to film a horizontal/landscape image.
If you film vertically, your video will have black rectangles on
each side when uploaded to YouTube.
Use a tripod or table, whatever you have handy. Avoid handheld
Find a quiet place, and if available use a microphone. If you are
the camera’s built-in microphone, speak a little louder than normal
speak towards the camera.
Stand in a well-lit area and be sure your face can be seen clearly.
Avoid backlight (for example standing in front of a window or strong
light) since your face will be in shadow.
Avoid distracting backgrounds; try to film against a plain
(i.e. a blank wall).
Uploading Your Video to YouTube:
Trimming a Video in Youtube:
Your video must be one continuous shot with no editing or special effects.
However, you can trim your video so that it starts when your presentation begins
and ends when your presentation ends. Trimming is an option in Youtube:
After your video is uploaded, select "Video Manager" from the menu
options in the upper right hand corner of the Youtube interface.
Click on "Edit"
Click on "Enhancements"
Click on "Trim" (a button directly below your video).
Move the Trim bars, play to preview, and then click on "Done" when
Submitting Your Video to FameLab:
When you have finalized your video on YouTube, email the url to both email@example.com