Aim for your video clip to be no more that 1 minute. Please summarize your answers to a soundbite or simple phrase.
To ensure some uniformity in the production of this video, here are a few basic guidelines to follow:
Film horizontally (landscape).
Please position yourself in front of your recording device at a distance that shows your torso, arms and head. If you are recording yourself from a desktop computer, sitting at a normal seated working position would be fine.
Where to look
Look straight down the lens at a fixed point just off.
The video will be produced in a single language, English. Kindly provide your clip in English.
Avoid using the zoom function to get a close up as this could leave the video shaky and blurred. Instead move closer to the subject.
Try to pick somewhere interesting and visually engaging.
- Find a place that’s relatively quiet and well lit.
- Remember, camera microphones are not directional. This means they emphasize the background sound and make a voice quiet.
- Tripod (ideal but not essential): Be as steady as you can. Ideally use a tripod or prop the camera on a steady object where it’s stable (not portrait).
Video File Format
We recommend that you get someone to film you using a high definition digital camera or video recorder if possible; however, the use of a web camera/inbuilt camera found on many computers and laptops is also quick and easy. The preferred format would be mp4 or .mov in high definition (HD1080).
Uploading Your Video
Upload your video to WeTransfer and please be sure to send the link to firstname.lastname@example.org