If you take video or audio and want to post it to UUA.org, we’d love to help! Even if you’ve already posted it on YouTube or Vimeo, or are distributing it on a DVD or CD, we’d still like to get a copy of your files into our archive and searchable media database. Here’s what to do if you have video or audio files.
Video, done right, is the most compelling content on the web. It draws the viewer in and can mobilize your audience to action in ways other media just can’t. Indeed, with Google video serving 143.2 million unique viewers in July 2010, most of that being YouTube, you relegate your organization to the unknown if you don’t use video as a key part of your content strategy. In the early months of 2011, 89 million people will watch 1.2 billion videos – daily. Most blog software makes it very easy to add video to your blog. UUA Blogs uses WordPress as its blogging software. We’ve setup a couple easy ways to add video to your blog. (more…)
Have you been thinking of adding audio to your web pages? Recording sound — whether it’s a speech, presentation, meeting, or musical performance — is easy if your smartphone or MP3 player has this feature. Just make sure to get permission from the speakers or performers to make the recording and to post it on the Web. See Filming Others May Require Permission (a post from the InterConnections Tipsheet) for advice. Our Video Talent Release Form (PDF) may also be helpful. Permissions for Multimedia Files explains the UUA’s permissions policy.