#NE4H Video View

Showing a rabbit. Interview judging. Zooming down the zipline. Inventure Day. PASE/Life Challenge. Describing 4-H experiences. Nebraska 4-H youth from across the state are learning by doing – and we want to share the #NE4H view with others!

Point of View (POV) Video

Point of View or POV videos are meant to capture 4-H experience from the 4-Her's perspective. Youth can capture this footage using a wearable action camera, like a GoPro or DIY POV mobile phone. A POV video captures excitement-packed footage in a way that is simply impossible with a conventional standalone camera.

  1. Obtain a GoPro or create you own using a mobile device. See the production tip video below for ideas on recording footage without a GoPro. If needed locate mounts or attachements. Example attachments can be seen in the production tip videos.
  2. Begin recording footage by having youth look at the camera and sharing their first name, county, and the project they are completing. The 4-H'er can then begin completing the project (ex. sewing) or participating in a 4-H experience (ex. livestock show) wearing the POV recorder (GoPro, mobile device, etc.). See the sample footage at the bottom of this page for ideas and examples.
  3. Edit footage to 4-6 minutes in length using video editing software (ex. Windows Movie Maker, iMovie). Be sure to save edited footage as an .mp4, .avi, or .mov file. 
  4. Uploaded the video file to a cloud storage system (Dropbox, Google Drive, etc.). Be sure that privacy settings will allow guests to download the file. Copy the file's web link.
  5. Complete the #NE4H Video View Submission Form and remember to paste the file's web link into the form.

Highlight Reel

"Hit Record" on your youth's learning experiences through events like captstones and competitions. This "highlight reel" showcases the opportunity to learn.

  1. Obtain a video camera or use a mobile device. See the production tip videos below for ideas on recording footage.
  2. Record multiple 5-10 second clips of action shots that highlight your event. 
  3. Edit footage to 4-6 minutes in length using a video editing software (ex. Windows, Movie Maker, iMovie, etc.). Be sure to save edited footage as an .mp4, .avi, or .mov file. 
  4. Upload video file to a cloud storage system (Dropbox, Google Drive. etc.). Be sure that privacy settings will allow guests to download the file. Copy the file's web link.
  5. Complete the #NE4H Video View Submission Form and remember to paste the file's web link into the form.

Narrative Video

Record specific youth learning experiences accentuating how 4-H is helping them grow. The narrative lets youth share the impact 4-H has on them.

  1. Obtain a video camera or use a mobile device. See the production tip videos below for ideas on recording footage.
  2. Identify a 4-H'er that can wear a lapel microphone, can tell what they did, and can tell what they learned for 20-30 seconds. Be sure 4-H'er has agreed in the enrollment system to let us use their image.
  3. Create a cue card with these questions on it to help 4-H'ers know what to say.
    My name is ________________ (first name only).
    I am a 4-H member in _______________ county.
    In this 4-H project I ______________________ (what they did).
    I also learned about _____________________ (a life skill).
    "Nebraska 4-H is helping me grow!"
  4. Upload video file to a cloud storage system (Dropbox, Google Drive, etc.). Be sure that privacy settings will allow guests to download the file. Copy the file's web link.
  5. Complete the #NE4H Video View Submission Form and remember to paste the file's web link into the form.

Production Tips

  • Keep the mobile device horizontal (not vertical) when shooting videos.
  • Record 3-5 seconds before or after the action.
  • If using a microphone, position it near the speakers mouth (attach to collar or neckline).

Equipment

  • Mobile device or video camera
  • Lapel microphone
  • Tripod (optional)
  • Lights (optional)
  • Video editing software

Production Tip Videos


Sample Footage