5 months ago
We know as devs and innovators, your expertise normally lies behind the scenes, however, the submission video needs time too!
Your video is a major component of your submission to the TypingDNA Hackathon. Here are some helpful tips for you to plan, create, and publish a winning video.
Get organized. Write out a script of what you need to say and demonstrate in your video and rehearse it before recording. Essentially a good script should:
- Include your elevator pitch of why you built your project.
- Include a visual walkthrough of your project’s features and functionality.
- Mention how you integrated the TypingDNA API.
- Be less than five minutes in length.
- Help judges understand and appreciate your project by providing real-life context and benefits.
Start Recording. The great thing about pre-recorded demo videos is that it doesn’t have to be perfect on your first try. Here are some suggestions for recording:
- Use an emulator or create a screencast with audio narration.
- There are many programs that might help you such as Quicktime Player for mac and/or recording a Zoom meeting presentation.
- Editing is great, but don't go overboard. Focus on the content and flow of your video instead of fancy effects.
- Before you are done with your video, get feedback from a friend or family member.
Pro Tip: Don't wait until the last minute to upload your video. Due to file size, format, and your Internet connection, uploading a video to Facebook Video, YouTube, Vimeo, or Youku could take anywhere from a few minutes to several hours. We cannot stress this enough! There have been many times a submission becomes ineligible due to errors with video rendering and uploading.
We can’t wait to see your project and how you showcase it in your video.
Lights, Camera, Action!