On a more serious side of community video projects, Natascha Thomson and now Sylvia Santelli of SAP have been working to promote SCN members sending in videos of themselves.
See the wiki page:
So, yeah, this is 2 minutes and 30 seconds, not 30 seconds, but the limit (to our attention span) is 3 minutes.
This clip is in category 2, of the Choice Awards:
- SUSTAINABILITY: My tips or story on how I have contributed to a more sustainable world recently (privately or in business).
Category 1 would have been:
- talk about the tangible benefits that you have derived from SCN membership, e.g. how you were able to implement a project faster or more efficiently for you or your customers, or how you got an answer in the forum that resolved a business challenge.
This video was shot with a Flip HD camera, using a “table-top” tripod, and a washer between the tripod screw and camera as the threads were longer than the socket. I clipped out the first 18 seconds where the tripod fell over (see: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_jm8KMcUEU ) as well as a few seconds at the end, turning off the camera. Edits were done on Windows 7, using “CyberLink Ultra Power Director 8” (and who says product names are hard to remember?). I rendered it to an H.264 format, losing high-definition quality in shrinking the file size from the original 260 MB to a more upload friendly 100MB. YouTube shows 3 pixel densities available for download/playback: 240p, 360p and 480p, with the default coming up as 360p.
The mosquitoes did not sign video release forms, so they’ve been digitally edited out of the final print. Their itchy bites, however, remained rather annoying for several days. That’s the price of living near the woods, as the tides rise, I guess.
Turn the camera on. Start talking about the SAP Community. Upload your content somewhere. Tell us about it. Be funny. Be smart. Be yourself.