For all alumni small grant project applications, alumni are required to share a 60-second video explaining their project proposal. Through this video submission, alumni can succinctly describe the purpose and vision of the project for the grants committee.
1. Framing: Shoot your video in a landscape mode. Please ensure that you are standing at an arm’s length from the camera.
2. Stability: Place the camera on a table where it can remain stable. You may also use a selfie stick or a camera stand to place your camera to avoid shaky videos.
3. Lighting: Please record in a well-lit room. Avoid recording in the evening light and/or low light.
4. Audio: Please shoot in a quiet place with minimal background noise. Make sure any electronic device i.e. a TV, electric heater, radio, etc. are switched off. Avoid recording outdoors and/or in very large rooms.
5. Language: English
6. Breakdown your speaking time into the following sections (totaling 60-seconds):
a. Introduction: 10-15 seconds
b. Project Summary: 30-35 seconds
c. Project Justification: 10 seconds
7. Please ensure that the file size does not exceed 5MB.
8. Email this video file with the completed Grants Application Form to firstname.lastname@example.org in one file. The video and application form should be provided as an attachment, and not a link to any file sharing services like (Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive).
There are no specifications regarding hardware/software requirements; we encourage applicants to use their cellphone’s camera for the recording.