Just a quick follow up on Kayla’s terrific post on Digital Impact Reporting… Here’s another idea if you are interested: In 2010, we decided it would be cool to put together a video to highlight our 2009 4-H year at 4-H Achievement Night. The Year in Review is a combination of photos/video clips set with narration by our 4-H youth – we select a boy and girl. We customize the script and video each year.
The video also plays on local cable television stations for a few weeks and is added to our YouTube channel. We play the video for our local extension board and staff use the video before meetings and programs, as people are coming into the room. It is a great way to highlight (and market 4-H) in our community.
If you want to put together something like this, it is a year long process of collecting photos/video. We also make sure to get photo permissions. As for music? We do use music available free from UNL. It isn’t as cool as Kayla’s music, but we’ve accepted that we need to use licensed music so we can put the video on public outlets like cable. If you are interested in what Vicki uses to create the video, just give her a call 402-441-7180. Since it goes on cable, we have to format it for television.
At the very least, our 4-H’ers, volunteers, families, supporters and staff really enjoy this featured presentation of all their hard work. Even if we only used it at 4-H Achievement Night, the work putting it together was worth it. We just try to get more out of it as we can.
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