VIDEO SUBMISSION HELP
So you have completed your application. You have a pretty good idea which program you would like to enter, but what about that video? What do they want? How am I going to make it?
Well, we hope the following guidelines will give you the tools and ideas to get you through this part of your application.
First of all, take a deep breath. The video should be about the one thing you”re an expert of….YOU! Make the video a reflection of you. It can be about anything that gives Vista Academy a better idea about who you are.
Second, don’t worry about video quality. You can shoot your video with a cell phone camera, a flip cam, built in computer camera, a regular HD camera, or if you have a connection with “Steven Spielberg,” a professional camera. Just make sure that we can understand what you are saying or showing.
With that in mind, tell us a story…about you! Be as creative as you want, but remember it’s what you say not how you say it that matters. If you can tell a story using special effects,animation,montage, etc. – that’s great, but make sure you get your story across…THAT”S what we are looking for. Your video should be between 3-5 minutes long.
Okay so how do I make the video and get it to Vista Academy?
If you don’t have a camera, and can’t borrow one, then you can come to the Vista Academy office in the Student Union. We’ll provide you with a camera that you can use to shoot your video. Make sure you bring all your materials because the camera has to remain in the office when you use it.
So you shot your video now what? How do I submit it?
You can burn your video to a CD or put iton a thumb drive and submit it to the school. It can be in most formats (CD, flv, swf, mov, avi, mp4) Just make sure your name, phone address, and what grade you want to attend accompany your submission.
If you can’t burn your video to disk, you can upload it to a video site like Youtube and give us the URL where we can watch it.
Actually, we really recommend using “School Tube” to upload your video to. If you are submitting your video from the school you are attending, Youtube is probably blocked. School tube isn’t, and doesn’t have a time limit. Check them out:
if you have any questions feel free to email Richard_Carter@dpsk12.org