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Video offers the opportunity to promote a campaign and raise interest. This guide offers recommendations to make the most of the medium.
Determine what the videos are set out to achieve. A successful video campaign hinges on early decisions on content and the overall theme.
Films that demonstrate the work of an organisation hold more appeal when including the benefactors of the services provided. An ideal scenario would have a member of the organisation talking through the work that they do, with interviews of users who have significantly benefitted as a result of their involvement with the staff and services.
As tempting as it is to run out with a camera and start filming, devising a shooting schedule will prevent a haphazard compilation of footage which offers little structure or sense.
If an interview is to be conducted, write out the questions. Make sure these questions have been answered before the end of the shoot.
Where will the filming take place? A location that looks great on camera may noisy which negatively affects the audio, filming in Oxford Street would present this kind of issue.
Ideally a video to be watched and shared online should be no longer than 2-3 minutes. These can be longer if an individual's journey is being documented, however an introduction to an organisation or a series of films which demonstrate involvement and progress need to be short, in order to maintain interest. Especially when these videos are found and spread on social networks.
Maximise use of social media to enable to video is watched, post it onto your Facebook page or group, profiles, on your YouTube channel, on the website and any blogs that are connected with the organisation. Ask supporters to share it amongst peers, ensure your colleagues spread it within their own networks.
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For more information on creating and making video content work for you, take a look at Making web videos to promote your cause on StudyZone.
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