NOTE: A number of people have told us that they are having difficulty playing the audio file while recording as the original instructions indicate. Here is a SIMPLIFIED set of instructions that do not require you to play the audio while recording.
- Start recording – record using the FRONT camera on your phone – and put your phone in LANDSCAPE mode (long side on the bottom).
- State your name, “My name is . . . “
- State why you are making this video, “I’m making this video to participate in the Darrell Castle Promo Video.”
- Give permission to use your video, “I give permission to use my name, likeness, and voice from this recording in a promo video for Darrell Castle.”
- FOR EACH PERSON who is in the video (it would be great to do it as a group!!) –
For the video, we’re asking you to recite the PREAMBLE to the Constiution. The text is below. If you can memorize it, GREAT! If not, here’s what to do. Print out the text on a piece of paper that you can fold and hold along with your camera. Then, read the preamble phrase by phrase – taking short breaths in between. LOOK INTO THE CAMERA as you recite the phrase and feel free to repeat phrases with different tones and different inflections. For EACH PHRASE do the following:
- Get relaxed.
- Look directly into the camera as you take your breath.
- Pause briefly
- recite the phrase
- important pause and KEEP LOOKING INTO THE CAMERA briefly before repeating the phrase or beginning the next phrase.
TEXTS TO RECORD
- FULL PREAMBLE: We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
- Some possible ways to break up the phrasing:
- We the People
- We the people of the United States,
- of the United States
- in Order to form a more perfect Union,
- in Order to
- to form a more perfect Union,
- establish Justice,
- insure domestic Tranquility,
- provide for the common defence,
- promote the general Welfare,
- and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity,
- secure the Blessings of Liberty
- the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves
- and our Posterity
- to ourselves and our Posterity
- do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
- do ordain an establish
- this Constitution
- this Constitution for the United States of America
- for the United States of America
TIPS FOR GOOD RECORDINGS
- Stand tall with your shoulders back
- Hold the camera as close to eye-level as possible
- Look straight into the lense – don’t watch the screen
- Be relaxed and enjoy yourself.
It might be helpful to listen to the audio file so you know what we’re looking for.
WHEN YOU HAVE FINISHED SHOOTING YOUR VIDEO:
Upload it in the comments of the POST (click here) on the What America Needs Facebook page – or If you have a YOUTUBE account, upload it to YOUTUBE and add a link to THE ORIGINAL POST (click here) on the WHAT AMERICA NEEDS facebook page.
GO TO IT – We’re getting closer to the number of submissions we need before our editors begin piecing things together!