The YEARS Project is offering our fans a new opportunity to help spread the message about the importance of climate change, with a video starring YOU! Send us your video and we’ll cut it into a video that you can share with your family and friends.
Just follow the steps outlined below to get started.
1. CHECK OUT THE VIDEO YOU’LL BE IN:
2. TAKE VIDEO OF YOURSELF.
To make your video look as good as possible follow these simple guidelines:
- Shoot in as high a resolution as possible on your device.
- If you’re going to record with your phone, please use landscape mode, not portrait mode.
- If you’re camera is not going to be stationary (i.e. on a tripod or set on a table), try to limit any rapid movement or jerkiness.
- Most importantly – have fun and be creative! It’s your video after all!
Record the following 3 parts of your video in order for it to be considered complete:
PART 1: This part’s easy, because we wrote the first lines for you. Try to make it as natural as possible. Practice until you get the hang of it. Make sure you pause before and after you deliver the line [counting to three in your head usually works]. Ready? Here it is:
“ACTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE IS MORE URGENT THAN EVER. THIS ISN’T A FUTURE PROBLEM. IT’S HAPPENING NOW.
THE PLANET IS WARMING AND IT’S BECAUSE OF US.”
PART 2: Same as before, as natural as possible. Pause at the beginning and end.
“SOME PEOPLE WANT YOU TO THINK WE’RE POWERLESS TO STOP THIS. WE’RE NOT. THIS IS MY FUTURE AND I’M WILLING TO FIGHT FOR IT.”
PART 3: It’s your time to shine! This is where you deliver a personal message. We suggest talking about the impacts of climate change where you live, or how it will impact where you live in the future. Most importantly … KEEP IT SHORT. Write it out, and set a timer as you practice it out loud. Do your best to keep it under 20 seconds, including the final line, which we’ve written for you. Don’t forget to pause for 3 seconds after reading it! Okay, here’s your final line:
“THAT’S WHY I’M FIGHTING FOR ACTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE. WILL YOU JOIN ME?”
You did it!! Now all you have to do is sign a waiver and upload that and your video files! Please watch your video files before you send to make sure you captured everything the way you want it.
3. SIGN THE WAIVER
All participants in this video must be 18 or older, or have permission from a parent or guardian. If you are 18 or older, please sign the waiver for yourself. If you are under 18, please have both you and your parent/guardian sign. Basically, the waiver states that it’s okay for us to use your image and likeness in the video.
4. UPLOAD YOUR VIDEO AND SIGNED WAIVER
Once you have your video files and signed waiver, upload everything to the following site:
YOU’RE DONE! Now it’s our turn to get to work. We can’t guarantee when your video will be done, but rest assured, someone is working on it. Once it’s completed, we’ll send you a link to the video and you can share it on Facebook, YouTube, or anywhere else your friends and family will see it. And a lucky few will be chosen to be featured on The YEARS Project’s Facebook page.
Thank you for helping us create this video for you. We hope you had fun. And THANK YOU for fighting for a livable planet and future. We can do this!Share This