If you or your business has benefitted from the influx of television and film work in Georgia I’d love to include you in a video for Georgia Film Day!
On the morning of February 27th the motion picture and television industry will gather at the state capitol to thank Governor Nathan Deal and the Georgia State General Assembly for growing Georgia into a production powerhouse and helping thousands of Georgians along the way.
Like last year, I am producing a simple video which will include Georgia film crews expressing their appreciation for our lawmakers’ continuing support of the Georgia Film Tax Credit – to let them see how their work is improving the lives of families around the state.
Sending me your video is really easy!
Step One: Shoot
Pull out your phone and record a brief “thank you” to Governor Deal and the Georgia General Assembly for their support of our industry (this is the Governor’s final year in office). Feel free to describe the impact the state’s support of our industry has had for you and your family, from buying a home to starting a business.
- try to keep your video to less than 25 seconds long – short and sweet!
- shoot it in landscape mode, like a movie – NOT vertical video!
- let the camera run five seconds before you begin speaking
- say who you are and what you do in the industry
- are you a business? Be sure to put it in the background!
- maybe mention how long you’ve been doing it
- shoot your video with lots of light so we can see your face
- speak up if it’s noisy around you – make sure we can hear you!
- New car? New house? New kids? Put them in the shot!
- smile and let the camera run five seconds before you stop recording
Please use good judgement! Avoid submitting videos that include sets or anything related to the production you are working on because many productions will terminate your employment for using your camera while at work. The inside of a working truck might be okay but if you’re not sure talk to your producer or wait until you’re away from production.
Here is a great example by Set Medic Pete Mitchell:
Here’s the final product from last year’s submissions (this year’s may be simpler):
Step Two: Upload
Use the simple uploader form (below) to upload your video file (it works for both desktop and mobile devices).
NOTE that if you are on a phone you can’t drag & drop so just click the word “browse” and it will allow you to pick a video from your phone’s photo/video library.
If there are several people in your video please provide their names in the “description” area provided in the upload form.
Since I am making this video available to the Film Office, and both they and local unions and other businesses may share this video once it’s finished, you need to be aware that you won’t be paid for this, like EVER. You should do it because you have been materially helped by the efforts of Georgia’s government leaders and are motivated to express your thanks for their continuing support of the industry. By uploading a video you are giving your approval to feature your likeness and the likeness of the people in your video to the known universe, including any number of websites, social media channels, and other outlets which may share the video, including means of sharing that have not yet been invented.
With the understanding that your face could potentially end up on a box of breakfast cereal in China, please upload your video below!
Note: I cannot guarantee that your contribution will make the cut. It all depends on the quantity and the quality of the submissions we receive.
Thanks for being a part of this!