Some ways to help: Translate, Film, Edit, and Submit videos!

Volunteer to Film Scripts Into Other Languages!

Have an HIV/AIDS-related educational script? Go ahead and film it! Here are some tips for making your audio and video quality as good as possible for various amounts of money.

Choosing a Camera

Almost any consumer video camera will produce decent quality video when filming a "talking head" video indoors.

Tripod

Getting Good Quality Audio

Power

Bring multiple extension cords, power strips, and "two prong to three prong converters" in case power outlets are far away from where you want to be filming.

Tape

Remember to bring plenty of extra blank tapes to the shoot!

Choosing a Place to Film

Lighting

Setting Up the Shot

Eye Contact by the Speaker to the Camera

Starting and Finishing the Shoot

Aim for "Good Enough," Not "Perfect"

Don't get discouraged if you don't have and can't borrow or buy any of these things. It's much better to produce a video that is "good enough" and successfully educates people (even if it won't win an Emmy for cinematography) than to give up and leave people without access to the information they need. Right now, there's a desperate lack of high-quality scientifically and medically accurate HIV/AIDS education videos on the Internet, and by producing one, you can help address that need. Like Nike says, Just Do It!

Read on to learn more about other ways you can help by translating scripts, editing videos, and submitting finished videos!

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