A short Workshop on creating a video Bio for VIPs

The logo shows a hand holding a megaphone in front of a magnifying glass that is in a background of red, green, blue, yellow and purple stripes. At the left bottom corner it writes the name of the project "VIPTechJob: Time 2 Act!"

Step 1: Define your Context

Pick a field of employment you would be interested in to focus on in this short exercise.

Duration: 5 minutes

Step 2: Create a short scenario

Keep it short and direct around 60 to 90 seconds. Your scenario should have: 1) Personal Details: Name, Surname, Age, Educational Background if relating to the job description.

2) A connection to your actual experience and the job you are applying for.

3) Why are you choosing to apply for this job.

4) An example of what you can bring to the company you are applying for.

Use examples from your life that complement the requirements set by the domain.

Duration: 15 minutes

Step 3: Cooperate with others

In your group, discuss what you have thought of and have in your notes. Discuss changes and integrate the feedback in your scenario.

Duration: 20 minutes

Step 4: Set up your filming setting

Choose what you wish your film setting to be like. Whatever your choice, e.g. outside or inside, you should pick a space that has enough light but not too much and make sure that your background is clear of clutter.

Duration: 10 minutes

Step 5: Finalise your scenario and film

Go through your scenario some more times and go through it so that you memorise it. Stand in front of the camera. Make sure that you are in the center of the shot of your phone, computer screen or camera and start filming. Give it as many takes as you need. As we do not have the luxury of everyone having a stable camera setting you may ask your accompanying persons to hold the camera straight in front of you while you get the video.

Duration: 20 minutes

Step 6: Upload your video

Click or drag files to this area to upload. You can upload up to 5 files.
You can upload the following file types: .mpg, .mov, .wmv, .mp4, .flv, .pdf