The video features individuals living with FASD, family members, advocates, researchers, public officials (including John Hickenlooper, Governor of Colorado), and others from all over the nation and the world. These people represent all of the FASD advocates joining together to prevent FASD.
Long Version (featuring over 100 participants):
This collaborative video is produced by NOFAS for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Awareness Month.
FASD Awareness Month is a permanent expansion of FASD Awareness Day, observed each year since 1999. Please do your part, and pass it on, “Alcohol and pregnancy: No safe amount; No safe time; No safe alcohol. Period.”
Thanks to all the people around the world that participated in this collaborative video!
NOFAS will produce a video that is edited to create the impression that a (inflatable) globe is being passed along between people from all over the nation and the world, representing all of the FASD advocates joining together to prevent FASD. Advocates, researchers, policy makers and families can participate by shooting a short (8 seconds or less) video of them catching the globe thrown from out of the frame, saying a few words, and “passing” the ball to the next person by throwing the globe out of frame. NOFAS aims to include everyone that submits their video by September 2, 2016 in the final video, which will be released on FASD Awareness Day, September 9th.
EXTENDED: September 18, 2016 (end of day). The final video will be posted online in late September, 2016.
Watch this demo video of NOFAS staff here to get a sense of the format: https://youtu.be/l2BDiADmcuc
(For your video, please state your location)
How to receive the inflatable globe:
At this time, it is unlikely that new requests for globes will be able to be received in time to meet the deadline.
NOFAS will mail the inflatable globe to participants using the mailing address they provide to NOFAS. Please send your name and mailing address via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. NOFAS will only mail within the United States.
If you are outside the United States, please obtain your own inflatable globe (ideally), or use a globe or ball of your choosing. You can see an image of the globes that are used for this project on this website.
The mailing will include printed instructions on shooting and submitting your video.
How to send your video to NOFAS:
Send the video file by email to email@example.com. Send the video in whatever way is the simplest, such as emailed from your phone, or use wetransfer.com or your preferred method of file transfer. The video can be in any file format (such as .mov, .mp4, .wmv, .avi). If you are unable to send a video file, you may send a link to the video online (such as a YouTube link).
What you should say in the video:
After you catch the globe, please say:
- Your Name
- Your Location (city/state) – Please say your country only if it is outside of the United States
- What you are doing for FASD month (very concisely)
- Say one of the following phrases before throwing the globe out of the frame:
- How about you?”
- Pass it on
- You’re up
- Who’s next?
- A similar phrase of your choosing
Most important instructions:
- Keep your video short, no more than 8 seconds
- Very important: Shoot the video in the horizontal orientation (landscape mode)
- Use the highest quality, highest resolution camera you have access to. A phone camera is OK.
- Have someone that is not visible in the shot toss you the inflatable globe from the left side (your right) of the screen which you catch.
- After catching the globe, say your name and the other items in the above section “What you should say in the video”
- Then, toss the globe to the right side of the frame (your left) – Watch the demo video to see how this looks
NOTE: You are welcome to submit a video, even if you are unable to adhere to every instruction below.
- Keep the camera steady or have the camera on a steady surface or tripod
- Have sufficient lighting that is even/balanced on the person’s face and without noticeable shadows
- Make sure the audio is at a good volume and free of background noise
- Position the person in the center of the frame from the waist up, with just a little space above their head
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.