Have you heard? This. Is. Big.
Aloe Blacc is coming!
Listen Carefully is hosting a national video contest and our goal is simple: raise awareness about noise-induced hearing loss, an issue spreading across the country at an alarming rate.
But we need your help, and want to make one talented young filmmaker the coolest kid in school in the process.
Forget Prom King or Homecoming Queen.
Aloe Blacc is performing a private concert at the school of our lucky grand prize winner!
You can read the rules and regulations here, and be sure to submit your video before December 31, 2014. To help your PSA stand out, here are five tips to get you started.
5 Tips to Film an Amazing Video
- Learn the facts. You can’t spread a message if you don’t know why you’re spreading it. Our website has everything you need to know about noise-induced hearing loss. Currently, 1 in 6 teens has it. We want to stop an epidemic before it starts.
- Do your research. Look at our past PSAs and video contest winners. The best videos are short, punchy, and compelling.
- One good idea is all you need. Once you know the facts, take time to brainstorm all the different ways you can share it. Write 10 taglines. Two or three might be good enough for the next round. Refine your message and have a hook. Less is more. Develop a memorable message and you’re halfway there.
- Write a script. Once your messaging is defined, write a script. Even short videos benefit from strong organization and a clear vision.
- Get organized. Need cast members? Ask your friends well in advance. Schedule a day that works for everyone’s schedule, then don’t forget the little things like downloading video apps (try Directr or iMovie) keeping chords untangled, computers fully charged, and any equipment you’re planning to use ready to go. A little planning goes a long way.
How to Submit
Once you film your video, submit it website before December 31, 2014. When voting opens on January 13, 2015, that’s when the fun begins. Tell your friends, send emails, share links, and get your friends, family, and classmates to watch your video and vote!
November 24-December 31, 2014