EU Parliament lets companies look for child abuse on their platforms, with reservations
STOP THE GLOBAL PRIVACY RACE TO THE BOTTOM
Stop this Government from turning the UK into a global data laundering hub and trampling all over our privacy rights.
(I’ll update this thread in a few hours)
Additional tip for the script: your first draft is probably too long. Cut it down. But do it once you have written it. Don’t try to cut it while you’re writing it.
And that’s a way to make a video more interactive. For example, in the first 15 seconds of the video we say “if you search for this...you get this”.
When I was writing the script, I knew I was going to show an ad. But you don’t have to say in the voice over “if you search for sneakers, you get an ad with sneakers.”
So, use a structure for your script and storyboard at the same time.
As you can see in my #storyboard, it doesn't have to be perfect. If it works for you, then it's totally fine.
Now, this seems easy. But it’s not. That’s only half of the work when it comes to storytelling. You need to do some sort of storyboard.
This is critical: while you’re writing the script, you have to think about the storyboard. Otherwise you’d be writing a blog post.
#Filmmaking is incredibly resourceful. It’s an audiovisual medium. That means you can use visuals and sounds to communicate an idea. Sometimes you have to tell & show. But most of the times you just need to show.
Act 1: Attention. This is the intro. For example, in the video I referenced in the first toot it’s the first 40 seconds.
Act 2: Interest + Desire. Act 2 is usually longer — it’s the fat middle area of the video. In the video above is from 0:40 to 3:15.
Act 3: Action. Short and sweat. You just want people to do something. In this video, goes from 3:15 to 4:00.
You don’t have to use this one, but it’s very useful.
You have four section: Attention, Interest, Desire, Action (AIDA)
That happens to work really well with a three-act structure:
So whether you’re working on a fiction or non-fiction video. Get the script right. How do you do that?
Let’s use this video I made as a reference: https://twitter.com/OpenRightsGroup/status/1397100126070444032
First, you need some kind of structure. Usually you want to have three acts (this is flexible, but you have to know what you’re doing). For campaigning videos, in addition to the three act structure, you can add the AIDA model: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AIDA_(marketing)
Usually I do non-fiction campaigning videos. But here’s a short fiction film I did: https://vimeo.com/466462180 It was a disaster. Why? It was the first time I wrote a fiction script. And it sucked. I changed lots of things during the filming + editing process. And there was no way I could save it at that point.
(I'm going to be working on another #shortfilm soon. I'll share some updates as soon as I can)
So, how do you make a video? First, write a script. This is the most important part. If you don’t get this right, the video is going to suck. Or worse, you’d find yourself changing too many things in the editing room.
In my case, I do mostly everything: #storytelling, #filming, #editing, #design... In the example I mentioned in the first toot, I wasn’t able to do the voice over and acting (of course). Luckily, my girlfriend did the voice over + acting.
Of course, you don’t need to have a studio to offer these services. But if you do present yourself as a studio, clients will see you as more resourceful. They will see you as someone who can take charge of the project and deliver a final video.
One of the great things about having a studio is that you can offer services that very few freelancers can do.
(BTW, you can follow BM Studios here @bmstudios. I haven’t posted anything yet, but I hope to get more active in the future)
You need two things to offer services through a studio: (1) Access to equipment to #film / edit. (2) Have lots of skills or hire skilled people.
England’s NHS plans to share patient records with third parties
The #OnlineSafetyBill means:
(1) The Home Secretary decides what content FB and Twitter must remove, and how;
(2) Companies must be able to read your private messages
(3) Services that don’t comply get banned from App Stores, blocked on ISPs
And hello, blocking of services and apps.
It is impossible to see some of these services being able to comply.
And where will #mastodon fit in? Will the network subject itself to content scanning and removal, or just get blocked online and removed from App stores as “unsafe”?
Is there anyone interested here to learn how I make my videos?
Last year I founded a little productions agency called BM Studios. A studio built to help organizations boost their campaigns.
Here's an example of a campaigning video: https://twitter.com/OpenRightsGroup/status/1397100126070444032
Believe or not making a video like this requires a month of work.
Feel free to ask me anything you'd like to know. And if enough people are interested I can create a behind the scenes video.
Data Rebel, writer and filmmaker. Author of 'Data Dictatorships: The Arms Race to Hack Humankind'. Founder of BM Studios. https://borjamoya.com
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