Video Submission FAQ
Who can submit a video recommendation?
Video recommendations are for kids, by kids. Parent consent is required.
What type of stories can I recommend?
We are interested in recommendations for books, comics and movies for kids.
Do I need to show the book, comic or movie in my video submission?
Showing the book, comic or movie in your video is entirely optional, but please write the name of the story clearly during your submission process.
What should I say in my video?
Videos should be brief, but please provide:
a quick introduction of yourself (for your safety, no last names please)
the title of the story you recommend
the name of the author or screenwriter that wrote the story you recommend
a description of the story
and, if you want to, invite your audience to like your recommendation if they like the story too!
Can I read my script?
Of course! White boards or printed scripts make delivering your lines easy!
Please read one line out out loud, then look at the camera and say it again. Repeat until the end. We'll edit out the parts you read so that no one knows the secret behind your impressive delivery!
Does it matter how I record my video?
Good lighting and clear audio are important. You can use a smart phone, but you are encouraged to maximize the pixel count if you do. Also, be prepared to plug your phone into your computer to transfer the video because most files are too large to email without zipping the file.
Please select a file format that is supported by DaVinci Resolve and Windows.
How will I know if my video is selected?
If an email is provided we will notify you of the final results of your submission. Processing currently takes less than a week. Videos are currently posted to the YouTube Channel or to the website or to both.
Is there anything I can't put in the video?
Anything protected by copyright or trademark laws should be removed from the scene prior to filming. This might include logos on hats, shirts, or even book titles. The story you are reviewing is generally allowed because we are offering commentary on something in the public domain. To learn more, watch this video on the topic.
Can we put word pranks in our videos, too?
What if I have other questions?
Just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are happy to help in any way we can.