To create a quality video for the campaign the following stages are involved:
This is the first step in the process of creating a video. In preparation for shooting the video you ideally should
Develop your script: For this campaign, your script should contain answers to the following questions
What is your name and country?
How has climate change affected you or your community or what climate change event do you want to talk about
Why the need of loss and damage finance
What is your key message to decision-makers or youths, etc?
Decide on the location for the shoot
For this campaign, any location of your choice works fine as long as it's free of background noise.
Assemble your equipment
Any device works fine for the campaign, you can use a camera or just our mobile phone.
2. Shooting Video
When shooting the video, you can try to ensure the following
Ensure you place your device vertically (portrait mode)
Your eyes are focused on the camera and this is to ensure that you maintain an in-camera eyeliner which is best practice in video-making. Below are screenshots to help you understand what an in-camera eyeliner is:
Ensure your camera is as close as possible to your face. This will ensure you maintain medium or medium close shots which are the best practices. Below are examples of what a medium and medium close shot are:
Ensure there is no background noise
Ensure your lightening is good
Speak clearly slowly, and to the point in your native language, or a language you feel comfortable speaking
Make the first 30 seconds as impactful as possible
1-minute max (general recommendation) for solo videos
This is the last stage where you review your video to ensure you have followed the guidelines as much as possible. To do this you just need to look at the checklist below to see if you captured all the elements listed. Once you validate your video has all the elements listed below, then you can go ahead to submit your video:
Video was recorded vertical
Your eyes were focused on the camera
Your camera is as close as possible
There was no background noise
Lightening is good
You're audible enough
The video was 1-minute long
The content of your video answers the questions above