Is video expertise required to participate?
Absolutely not. Climate Ops welcome everybody, regardless of video expertise or experience. The idea is to share your sentimental attachment to the environment, not to participate in a short film contest :)
Do I have to edit my video?
For sure, if you want to! Although this is not a requirement: you can send us ‘raw material’ in one or several files. You can also record your voice and send the audio file separately. In that case, we advise you to send your files at email@example.com using WeTransfer.
Can I add music or subtitles to my video?
Please don’t add any music or subtitles, this is part of our job ;)
Any advice on how to make videos?
We advise you to film in landscape mode (horizontally)...
...and not to move too much so the video will be more pleasant to watch !
Hold your device as much as possible with your two hands.
Make sure there is not too much background noise as well -especially wind- when you are filming: it may drown out your voice and/or make the video uneasy to watch.
Lastly, do not hesitate to shoot from different camera angles, field sizes, exposures, etc. Long shots and close-ups are welcomed!
What about the technique ?
Whatever the type of device, make sure to select the highest resolution: usually Full HD / 1080p / 1920x1080.
In the case you are filming with a camera: select 25p / 25fps / 25ips as frame rate value (number of frames or images that are displayed per second).
What language should I speak?
Speak in your mother tongue!
How do I send my video?
Upload your video on YouTube, DailyMotion or Vimeo and fill in the following form using the URL of your video: http://info.arte.tv/en/how-take-part-documentary.
Should you encounter any problem, or do not want to upload your video on the aforementioned platforms, please be free to use WeTransfer and send us your link at firstname.lastname@example.org. Don’t forget to indicate your name!
The open call for participation says ‘film a natural place’. Can I film urban areas or a place somewhere in a city?
Of course! Nature can also be found in urban areas. Moreover, cities may be affected by climate change as much as other landscapes.
Is filming a place in Europe a compulsory requirement to be part of the project?
Yes, it is. The project aims at bringing European citizens together in order to discuss environmental matters. Europe as a continent has a common story, and Europeans share this special connection with nature, with this very territory in particular.
Here are the countries involved: Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Norway, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United-Kingdom, Vatican City.
Can I withdraw?
Sure. Simply send us an email at email@example.com before the 31st August 2015, stating you don’t want to take part in the project anymore. However, your video will still be publicly accessible on the websites you’ve uploaded it to.
What is climage change? What are the consequences?
Climate change is a large-scale, long-term shift in the planet's weather patterns or average temperatures. The year 2014 ranks as Earth's warmest since 1880. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) states in its 2013 report that it is "extremely likely" (at least 95 percent certain) that human activities have caused most of the warming of the planet's surface. Fossil fuels use is the primary source of greenhouse gas emissions -especially of carbon dioxide. For further information about the consequences of climate change, see the report issued by the Climate Change Action Network (CAN).
By 2100, global temperatures could rise by 6°C, which would have disastrous and unforeseeable effects on a local scale.
- flooded coastal areas
- floods due to torrential rain
- drought and forest fires, heatwaves
- rivers running dry
- impacts on agriculture (vineyards for instance)
… and on wildlife (endangered species, migration, …)
Sea level could also rise more than a meter, snow cover could reduce by 25%, and 94% of the ice caps could disappear.
What is the COP21?
In 2015, France will be hosting the 21st Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21/CMP11), otherwise known as “Paris 2015” from November 30th to December 11th. COP21 will be a crucial conference, as it needs to achieve a new international agreement on the climate, applicable to all countries, with the aim of keeping global warming below 2°C.
I would like to get involved in this project as a partner or ambassador. What should I do?
We would gladly have you on board, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org!