Digital stills cameras
Digital video cameras
Digital audio recorders
Screen grabbing software, QuickTime Screen Recording, GovHack Website for more examples
No pressure to use high end gear
Everyone can watch
Simple, consistent process for judges
It must be easy to watch and hear
Use a storyboard style or template, "Once upon a time...", Hero's Journey, News at 10
Notes for images, Features to click, Screens to show, What and why explanation
Notes for voice-over, Key phrases, 30 second pitch
Things you don't have rights for, Movie soundtracks, Pop music, Photographs or drawings, Creative Commons is good
Over the weekend, Twitter, @gavintapp (Aus), @telling_stories (NZ), GovHack website, Forums, Q&As, Watching previous years, Use this mind map
Simple locations are great, Relevant is best, Your hack, Your team, Your location, Consider or control the light, Natural daylight works well, Tungsten lamps give a nice soft light, Show a lamp in the background, Fluorescent and other lights can flicker on some cameras, Test a short clip, In camera playback, On a bigger screen, Avoid distractions, Flashing lights, Lots of movement
Keep the camera stable!, Tripod, Desk, Stack of books, Chair back, Beanbag, Camera rig, Shoulder
Single presenter, Talking?, Recording voice overs to go over other shots, A quiet area is essential, Indoors?, A small room with soft furnishings and carpet helps, Consider using a coat or duvet covering the head and microphone!, Outdoors?, Traffic noise, Wind noise, Be closer to the microphone, Consider recording separate audio on something nearer to the presenter, A smartphone in a shirt pocket or hat band can record clearer audio, You'll need to 'clap' before each recording to help synchronise in the edit, Recording a person talking to camera, Keep other noises to minimum, Microphones, Separate microphones are great, Lapel or body mounted microphone is best, Handheld microphone is good, Camera microphones are OK, Use directional function if you have it, Holding up simple signs in really noisy locations can be fun!, Demo'ing, Over the shoulder to show using screen, Make others aware you're recording to avoid interruptions or loud noises
Group presenting, Talking?, One at a time!, Medium wide shots from waist to head, Reactions?, Wide from behind computer to show reactions, Cut to computer screens
Each team member name
Team photo or brief film clip
Still images, Smart phone, Timelapse, DSLR, Screen grabs
Short clips, Key moments, Whiteboard planning, Notable 1st's, Brainstorm, Team build
What does it do?, What did it aim to do?
What data sets did you use?, Did you combine disparate ones?, Judges find this particularly interesting
What technologies did you use?, Programming languages?, Hosting?, Intersting or unique technical features?
Expertise used?, Design, User Interface, Visuals, Research
What to hear?, Voice over, Benefits of your hack, Who benefits?, Lives improved?, Society value?, What next?, Any missing features?, Computer, You hack sounds
What to see?, Video, You and your team, Someone using your hack, Their reactions, Their feedback, Computer, All key features, Screenshots, Screen recordings
Simple and quick is better, Free is even better!, Try iMovie, Try Movie Maker, Other free or low cost edit Apps
Editing Apps on smartphones or tablets are fine
Use your storyboard to guide your edit
Avoid complicated or slow Apps, Renders must be quick!, All editing takes time!
Avoid fancy fades and edits, Unless they are vital for the story of your hack!
Upload to an online video site, YouTube, VIMEO, Other sites
Leave enough time to upload!, 3 min 720 videos take about 10 mins to render, Allow another 10 mins to upload
Include the URL on your GovHack website form
Avoid higher resolutions for improved post production speed, 720, 1080, 2K, 4K, 8K?