Tell Your Story in One-Minute-Forty: Creating Powerful Video Stories Webinar

Wednesday, July 16 from 2-3 p.m. ET

With support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Council provided a FREE webinar to community foundations to assist with creating inspirational videos for the #CF100 Video Contest. The webinar was conducted by Poynter's News University, a nationally acclaimed institution dedicated to teaching and inspiring journalists and media leaders.

Nationally recognized Poynter faculty member Al Tompkins led the webinar. He deconstructed examples to illustrate what works and what doesn't, so you can get practical advice about story content and video technique.

This webinar is free to community foundations staff through the generous support of:

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Whether you have access to a production studio or a mobile phone and an editing app, the key to your success is finding a message that connects with one of the eight big motivators explained in the webinar.

In addition, materials and resources were provided to guide the storytelling process and map out videos to help you create powerful messages.

What the Webinar Covered

  1. Best practices on creating impactful and visually appealing short videos.
  2. Fundamentals of story structure and technique.
  3. How to identify what you want your story to look and feel like.
  4. What works--and what doesn't—in music, production and lighting.
  5. Hazards around copyright and how you can ensure you use music and more that is in the public domain.

Access the Recording

This webinar is FREE to community foundations staff.

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*You must be a community foundation to get this webinar for free. If you do not have a Council login, have any issues registering please contact Daria Teutonico.

If you are not a staff member of a community foundation and would like to access the recording, you can pay for a copy on the NewsU website.