Create a Video and Post on Youtube
Creative Skills of Video Production
Develop 'empathy' on social issues
Visual media to reach remote viewers
Video editing skills
Video content on Social media
Did you know,
People watch more than 100 million hours of videos on Facebook?
YouTube brings in nearly 4,950,000,000 video views daily?
64% of online visitors are more likely to make a purchase if a website has a video?
90% of information transmitted to the brain is visual?
Visuals are processed 60,0000 times faster than text?
The above statistics clearly explains the importance of video in communication. Ability to create an impressive video will help you as an IT professional in many ways.
This challenge is to learn how to present your ideas, thoughts, opinions and knowledge to a remote audience by using video as a channel of communication.
The topic of the video you will create should be around a 'social issue' in your country. Pick a social issue which you can relate and have interest upon. Example of such a topic would be 'Overuse of pesticides in agriculture' or 'Garbage problem in cities'.
Use the video creation learning material below to create a 3 - 5 minutes video. Be creative and make the content interesting. You can do this video documentary in any language of your choice (English, Sinhala or Tamil). You can use a video editing software of your choice. You will have to learn such video editing software to create a beautiful video. ShotCut (https://shotcut.org) is as free such tool you may use. Alternatively, you may use any other tool such as YouTube's own online video editing tool.
Once created, upload the video onto Youtube. This video you uploaded, may still be accessed only by you. You need to share it with the public on YouTube. You can now submit the URL of the video to us and answer the questions.
Watch this intro video to get a better understanding,