Pillar of the Community Award Video Submission
The Pillar of the Community Award is presented to an industry professional who best exemplifies IPOANS core values in meeting the housing needs of Nova Scotians.
A candidate must demonstrate their words and actions affects positive change to Nova Scotia’s rental housing industry, communities where they live and to the environment.
Nominee Requirement: IPOANS Member or Advocacy Partner, Private Sector Landlord, A Community Housing Sector Leader, or Industry Supplier.
Length: Not to exceed 5 minutes
File Settings: HD (1080p or higher) and in a 16:9 (widescreen) aspect ratio
File Format: MP4 (MPEG-4 Video File)
File Name Format: Company Name_Award Category_Nominee Name – i.e. Ace PM_Property Manager_Gail Sweet
Voice Overlay: Any portion of the video consisting of a slideshow or gallery must be accompanied with a voice overlay describing what is being shown.
- Demonstrated contribution to community organizations supported with documentation.
Strong membership ties with community organizations that enhance the lives of others.
- Active proponent in promoting and or implementing sustainability initiatives positively impacting the environment.
Do a sound check: Limit as much unnecessary background noise as possible and take steps to eliminate feedback caused by echoing.
Check settings: Before shooting make sure that in your phone, laptop, or camera settings that you’re shooting in HD (1080p or higher) and in a 16:9 (widescreen) aspect ratio.
Shoot horizontally: Shooting sideways will make sure your video fits in nicely with other submissions.
Lighting: Use natural lighting when possible. However, if you cannot, you can use the lights in your house to create a three-point lighting setup. Do not let yourself be backlit. Use a window as a light source instead of a background. The subject of your video should always be brighter than what is behind it.
Camera positioning: Make sure your camera is at or above eye level. This will provide a more flattering angle than if you’re looking down at your laptop or phone. Try to have your eyes level on the upper horizontal line using the rule of thirds to look like a pro.
Background: Pay attention to the background. White walls are fine but a little boring. Shooting your video with some open space behind you can add depth to the shot.
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c: Kevin Russell