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But why a video?

But why a video?

Author -  Vicki Kenny

But why a Application video for Camp America?

Camp America Video


Why do you need to add a fantabulous Application Video to your application?

I'll tell you why....

  1. Camp Directors can hear you speak and get a real feel for you and your personality
  2. They can see you speak English (when viewing so many from all over the world they can get confused).
  3. Photos and application answers are static...videos come alive and bring you and your passion to life too
  4. They get an idea of who you are and if you would fit into their camp or not (and how).
  5. They can also get an idea of you'd fit in with existing staff (that return each summer).
So - if you don't do a video you run the risk of a camp passing over you and your application - no matter how good it is. 


Do's & Don't's for Video Applications.

  • DO - speak to the camera and to others (preferably interacting with children - borrow some nieces and nephews!)
  • DO - smile
  • DON'T - read off a script or notes
  • DON'T have a monotone voice
  • DO include movement -ie a view of where you live, interviewing kids, you doing stuff
  • DO include you doing your skills
  • DO include you interacting with kids
  • DON'T be too serious

You can re-inact things... it doesn't have to be video you already have. Get some props and some friends and your gear and go film. You only need a small digital camera - most point and shoot still cameras have a setting for video. It only needs to be 3 minutes.

In actual fact - a bad video can do you more harm than good.

But if you follow our advice and get some ideas from the application videos we have featured on Facebook - then you'll do great.

 

Last season one applicant was waiting and waiting for a placement - I looked at her application and saw she had not yet done her video - after talking with her - she did one that day and the next day - she was placed!

So - it's totally worth doing a video - but don't make a half arsed attempt - start as you mean to go on with your Camp America Experience and do a fantabulous job of it!

I'm looking forward to seeing yours.

Just remember to meet the upload criteria listed on the upload screen of your MyCampAmerica site.

If you want - post it on Youtube too - post the link here in the comments section and we'll take a look and comment on it here for you (and others) to see. (use Camp America NZ as a tag)

So - what is stopping you doing your video?

 

But why a video?

Why do you need to add a fantabulous Application Video to your Camp America application?

But why a Application video for Camp America?

Camp America Video


Why do you need to add a fantabulous Application Video to your application?

I'll tell you why....

  1. Camp Directors can hear you speak and get a real feel for you and your personality
  2. They can see you speak English (when viewing so many from all over the world they can get confused).
  3. Photos and application answers are static...videos come alive and bring you and your passion to life too
  4. They get an idea of who you are and if you would fit into their camp or not (and how).
  5. They can also get an idea of you'd fit in with existing staff (that return each summer).
So - if you don't do a video you run the risk of a camp passing over you and your application - no matter how good it is. 


Do's & Don't's for Video Applications.

  • DO - speak to the camera and to others (preferably interacting with children - borrow some nieces and nephews!)
  • DO - smile
  • DON'T - read off a script or notes
  • DON'T have a monotone voice
  • DO include movement -ie a view of where you live, interviewing kids, you doing stuff
  • DO include you doing your skills
  • DO include you interacting with kids
  • DON'T be too serious

You can re-inact things... it doesn't have to be video you already have. Get some props and some friends and your gear and go film. You only need a small digital camera - most point and shoot still cameras have a setting for video. It only needs to be 3 minutes.

In actual fact - a bad video can do you more harm than good.

But if you follow our advice and get some ideas from the application videos we have featured on Facebook - then you'll do great.

 

Last season one applicant was waiting and waiting for a placement - I looked at her application and saw she had not yet done her video - after talking with her - she did one that day and the next day - she was placed!

So - it's totally worth doing a video - but don't make a half arsed attempt - start as you mean to go on with your Camp America Experience and do a fantabulous job of it!

I'm looking forward to seeing yours.

Just remember to meet the upload criteria listed on the upload screen of your MyCampAmerica site.

If you want - post it on Youtube too - post the link here in the comments section and we'll take a look and comment on it here for you (and others) to see. (use Camp America NZ as a tag)

So - what is stopping you doing your video?

 

But why a video?

What do you think? Love to hear your comments!

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