Video Contestants, Step in Front of the Green Screen
It’s been quite a while since my last video-selfie-elevator speech challenge, though time has not been moving steadily recently compared to pre-pandemic times. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to share a 1 minute (or less) video of yourself, sharing with the SAP community something you might bring up in an elevator chat with someone you know only barely (pretend we can just get into a small space together and act casual).
As with prior community sharing ideas, this effort must have something like the carrot and the stick, where I can provide some incentive (personalized memorabilia aka swag) for just a bit of effort on your part. Recording 60 seconds takes but a minute, and whether you choose to post produce your creation with text/crawls/voice-overs, etc, just keep in mind the standard media sharing rules.
The stick? Well, this time the only significant restriction is the content must be food-related. I’ve created one myself as an example (see below), and my topic was garlic. You can do a simple “ta-da” here’s a morsel I like to consume, to a full menu-driven cooking show extravaganza that would make Martha Stewart proud [reference: https://www.marthastewart.com/1509043/food-cooking ].
If you can keep the length under 1 minute that will assist the judges in reviewing material I’m always optimistic that we’ll have dozens, even hundreds to view, but realistically, everyone has their plates full. Er, pun intended. Think of this as the sherbet course between working courses to socialize. Or like mortar between bricks, or better yet, Smith Island 7-Layer Cake slices LINK.
Deadline? Can we see your smiling faces (behind masks if need be) by August 15th? That’d be awesome.
Oh, the carrot serving. We’ve got trophies in the supply chain, which will be customized to your category should your offering be chosen as “best of”. And, also important, you’ll be networking in the peer-to-peer way that builds your reputation, character, notoriety and name recognition.
What else? Tips and tricks would help, and links to earlier fun collaborative efforts.
- I prefer “landscape” aspect ratios over “portrait mode”, which means if you’re going to use your mobile device, turn it sideways and get something in the background. As an aside, I’ve been enjoying the twitter account “ratemyskyperoom” where points are given for light, color, book displays, art and more. Not saying fancy backdrops get higher or lower ratings this time…
- Say your name, and if you would like, where you are from/where you are, and what you do in the SAP sense. Not looking for CV/resume, just a “Hi, I do ABAP”. Or what applies.
- English? Meh, not necessarily. Closed caption or subtitles are optional.
- Video host platform restricted to YouTube and whatever else links correctly on blogs.sap.com.
- Prior video challenge versions:
Potential new award base (“Your Name Here!”)
I won’t delve into any recommendations for video presence etiquette, as no doubt nearly all of us have gone through a steep learning curve to manage so many conferencing apps since early 2020. This isn’t a job interview or dating site, but it’s not a close family chat exactly either. So, casual or business attire is fine. I had my SAP Champions shirt on for my shoot, except at the time it wasn’t as blazing hot as today and I also had a windbreaker. Not swag.
Here’s 2 thumbnails from an earlier episode. The first is Somnath Manna with kids, and second is Shivakumar V [https://people.sap.com/shivakumar.v?] in an exterior shot.
John Astill with the precision timer!
Well, the basic idea is you create a video, then share it. I’m good with seeing a link as a comment. Ten years ago, I’d have said “put it in the wiki,” but now I just say that to myself. The document management silo that is wiki.scn.sap.com sharply contrasts with teh blogging silo (word-press-ish) and the questions-and-answers silo as well. The latter two are better aligned, particularly with the successor to SCN “business cards”, the people.sap.com contacts app.
It’s also fine to send me a message here, or on the multiverse of social media (jspath55 here, /1.0 and 2.0/, and there).
You’ll need to share the video to the world, I expect, in order to have it visible here. So, the usual precautions about private information sharing applies. With Europe typically on holiday for most of July (or is it August, I’ve forgotten?) the entries may be from the Americas and from Asia. I hope.
As of August 2nd, we have several contestants. I’m going to put screenshots of the entries I’ve viewed here. That way, you can put a movie poster image of the episodes in your mind.
I was a little worried about the music rights discussion, then realized maybe I didn’t emphasize this enough. But I think we’re okay, except the last seconds of one of Susan Keohan‘s efforts might be problematic. Hum a few bars and we’ll fake it?
Here are the nominees (so far, with 2 weeks remaining):
59 second limit? Very well managed, all.
And last minute: one more.
This is such a fun thing to do. It would be great to see some people put together videos. Jim always has the best video challenges.
Me – I tend to leave seriousness to well serious people. So here is my link. Enjoy!
OK one setting on YouTube shows this is 59 seconds and one says 1 minute
Tribute to Great Northern Beans: https://youtu.be/h-fcDP4GQ6Y
I hope I am within the guidelines
Looking forward to seeing others
Still waiting for that recipe. 🙂
I couldn't do just one video - but don't disqualify me - consider the second one as submitted by Her_Fierceness.
First I give you my love of Sugar Snap Peas...
And next, a dog eating strawberries. In a bowl of water. I tried to put in the theme music from 'Jaws' but my video editing skills stink.
I can't wait to see what other members share! Thanks Jim Spath !
OMG the Jaws music just cracked me up.
The second one has a puppy. I love it! Oh and the first one was good too.
Coming this summer...
(Sorry, not sorry 😀 )
Oh ha! I didn't realize that I was actually able to get the music into Sunny's video. (I did say that my editing skills stink).
I did legitimately purchase that music too, so no music rights were violated.
OK Jim, so here it goes my video. It was hard to put it in 59 seconds, but finally I did it.
Have fun watching it and I'm waiting for more!
Star Wars - got to love it.
hehe, the trick was to find the correct music without breaking the copyrights 🙂 But Gustav Holst comes with hand here:
Very similar to Star Wars 🙂
Nicely done, George Lukasz! (OK, I'm going to stop spamming this thread with bad puns...and maybe go have some fried shrimp for dinner. :-d )
Tnx!. Shrimps are always good for dinner! 🙂
I loved this and got hungry just watching the shrimp dish being made. Very impressive building of the barbeque grill, too!
Yeah, I cannot watch it anymore, as I want to have them again 🙂
Which is time consuming when you do it for 5 persons ( ~1,5 KG) and it disappears in 10 minutes maximum.
But I'm trying to do them at least 4-5 times a year. We have to have our pleasures!
Super cool barbecue place! Breaded shrimp was very cool food indeed!
Tnx Marssel Vilaça !
Ok, Here is my food topic https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrLPKsX75js ?
I wish to have the oranges in the backyard, especially the red one like in the Sicilia. Nice facts Murali!
Thank you for the informative video on oranges!
Finally I left the apartment life and I am living in a house with more space. One of the cool things I am doing here is an orchard. See a Orange tree like this is a dream!
Monday morning and I just came across this post and of course the videos! I love them all! Honestly, these videos made up my day! Thank you so much for sharing! :-))
Hello Jim, I finally have made my video. I admit I have my Mom's support here. I was unable to reject her meal to combine with my selected food 🙂
One of the foods I like most is spicy chllies. It follows my every meals. Here in Brazil there are many famous chillies from India, Indonesia and Australia, but now I come from a genuinely local one that I really appreciate very much: Malaguetta.
That looks delicious. I love spicy!
🙂 So you would love that one. It is spicy!
Malaguettas looks awesome. I need to check if they would survive in Poland. It would be perfect to make hot-sweet sauce from them. I guess they are similar to piri-piri???
Łukasz, yes. It's the same as piri-piri. I just did a reserach. Good to know that. I hope you enjoy!
For those who may have missed it: Jim has announced the winners (and served up a whole lot more) over at https://blogs.sap.com/2020/08/26/the-abap-detective-gets-his-meal/.