Let’s Get Started
Are you ready to make a video, but not sure where to start? We’re here to help.
Let’s dig a little deeper into those video themes.
- get link Inspire residents and/or businesses to take a specific conservation action. We encourage you to focus on ONE action that a resident can take, and highlight how EASY this is to do, or what resources are available locally to help them achieve their conservation goal. See our list of hot topics below for some inspiration on high priority conservation actions in our area.
- business writing skills pdf Tell a story about a resident or business that has taken action to conserve our water resources: Here are some stories about people across California who have redesigned their yards to save water. (Hint, there’s videos too!)
- follow Create a visual representation of how much water is saved by taking a specific water conservation action. Check out this website from the State of California to see some water saving stats. For example, fixing a leak in your home can save 110 gallons a month or 1,320 gallons a year. But how much water is that really? Help others understand the impact of their conservation efforts by coming up with a creative way to visualize those water savings either by showing how much space that takes up or what else that water could be used for. 1,320 gallons of water is needed to produce one pound of cotton. It’s also enough water to take 75 showers. What other ideas can you come up with?
Consider these water conservation hot topics for your video theme:
- Replace your lawn with drought tolerant and beautiful landscaping
- Install a rain catchment tank to water your garden
- Install a greywater Laundry to Landscape system to water your garden
- How low can you go? Retrofit toilets and shower heads to low flow
- No flushable wipes down the toilet
- Use mulch in your garden to prevent run off and water loss
Water Conservation Resources:
best college entrance essay ever Our website is a great place to start learning about water conservation. Grab a mug of coffee or tea, kick back and explore our ideas for saving water indoors, saving water outdoors, and our yard and garden resources. You can also find information about local rebates that can help you save water or learn about the drought in California and why conservation is important (Hint: There’s also a lot more resources listed at the bottom of the drought page!)source site follow url
Media Specification and Video Contest Rules
Video Format Specifications:
follow To submit a video for judging please follow these specifications on length, format, sound levels, and frame rate so that it can be used on TV or in the movie theater.see
- LENGTH: Content of video must be no longer than 26 seconds. (4 seconds will be added at the end for credits.)
- FORMAT: Video should be filmed in HD 1080 at 1920 x 1080 (square pixels) resolution.
- SOUND: between -12db and -6dbs
- FRAME RATE: The preferred frame rate is 24 frames per second or 30 fps
- FORMAT FOR JUDGING, upload a 26 second video to YouTube and have a 4 second credits slate at the end noting your production crew, school, actors and any music that you used. Remember to use royalty free music or get written permission for music!
- UPLOAD: Upload your video to YouTube as a public video or unlisted. Share to get the video address, copy and paste into the online entry form. Remember, only one student in the group needs to do this.
- WINNING VIDEOS: If you are a winner, you must add 5 seconds of black in the beginning and end with 5 seconds of black. This does not count towards total running time (26 secs). This allows KION channel to fit your video into the TV schedule appropriately. To be TV ready, provide a HIGH DEFINITION file as an .mov file. Video should be in HD1080p at 1920×1080 (square pixels) resolution and needs to be rendered out at that resolution. The videos will be shown on KION channel 5/46, channel 70 and shown before movies in Watsonville at the Cinespots Theater.
- If you have made a movie in Spanish, it may qualify to run on Channel 23 Telemundo or Channel 70.
- Rights are reserved by the Water Conservation Coalition of Santa Cruz County to disqualify an entry that is deemed to be offensive, libelous, slanderous, inflammatory or otherwise inappropriate in any way for this film contest.
- Copyright laws must be followed. You must get written permission to use copyrighted imagery or music if you want your video to be shown on TV. Commercial products must be blurred out.
- The Water Conservation Coalition is not responsible for entries that are lost, late, misdirected, and incomplete or in violation of copyright laws. They will remain the property of The Water Conservation Coalition members to educate the community about saving water.