- Hold your phone or camera so the screen is horizontal.
- Use both hands to hold your phone so the video will be more steady.
- Get close to the person who’s talking so they can be seen and heard.
- Keep light in front of your subject, when a bright light is behind them, they’ll appear too dark.
- Make sure your story is short and sweet—tell only the essentials. Keep your video under a minute for the best results.
- Have an idea about what you are going to say before you start filming.
- Remember the basics of storytelling: Who, What, Where, When and Why.
- Set the scene and tell us about what was happening before and during the moment.
Details can help bring a story to life—but not so many that it slows your story down.
- Don’t forget to thank the person who made it personal for you.
THINGS TO AVOID
- Stories with profanity or inappropriate content will not be approved.
No trademarked material can be used including characters, superheroes or celebrities.
- Brand logos are not allowed.