Sometimes, words aren’t enough. Sometimes, it is boring to just put directions on a page and tell someone to follow them. And sometimes, all that’s important is being quick, concise, and colorful.
That is what I tried for in these two videos. One is directions to the location of the second annual anti-human trafficking walk that Stop Modern Slavery DC is running on October 23. The other is a description of my pet project, Polaris Project’s Tweet-A-Thon. Both are under 90 seconds, took me about 3 hours to make (including finding the Creative Commons licensed music), and none have any dialogue.
Scintillating drama they are not. But I am proud of them for what they are: simple, visual presentations of a few set ideas, leaving the audience with one message and then letting them go. Enjoy!
They also both use fun technologies I enjoyed learning: the first is a screen recording of me finding directions to the location of the march, and the other is a screen recording of a Prezi I made explaining the Tweet-A-Thon (because Prezi doesn’t export into a usable movie format). I love working somewhere where I can pitch a concept, do it, and present it under my own power.
PS: for a bonus, check out who I’ve been working with in the last 15 seconds of the Tweet-A-Thon video.
“I have an affection for a great city. I feel safe in the neighbourhood of man, and enjoy the sweet security of the streets.”–Henry Wadsworth Longfellow