Caption: Image showing Connect Live branding: a global skyline with fireworks, with video clapboard.
One of the requirements to apply for Connect Live 2018 is to submit a 1-minute video in which you appear on camera, speak about why you’d like to attend.
To help you create a video that shows you in the best light (pun intended), we reached out to our friends in the YouTube Contributors program, who are a group of passionate volunteers that help YouTube become a better platform for users through answering questions on the help forum or Twitter or by creating YouTube help videos.
YouTube Creator Kate from Kate’s Adventures made an excellent video with tips for capturing the best footage and incorporating your adventures as a Local Guide into your application video.
Below are some highlights from Kate’s video:
Equipment: Any camera, including your smartphone’s camera, is OK
Lighting: While filming outdoors in natural light is best, filming indoors is OK, too, as long as you’re in a well-lit area
Filming outside: If you do film outside, be aware of the background sounds, including wind. Talk loudly and clearly, and keep the microphone close when talking and filming scenery.
Visuals: Show what’s around you but don’t forget to tell viewers what they are looking at, and be specific about what’s being shown