|Uploading video content on School's website and/or YouTube
- Collect your video footage in the highest resolution that your equipment will allow. For content suggestions or interviewing advice, contact Branson Moore in the School's communications office.
- Edit your video to a reasonable viewing length - generally 20 seconds for a testimonial and 2-3 minutes for a marketing piece. You can make a 5-10 minute video, but it is unlikely that it will be watched in its entirety by most people. Longer videos (1-2 hours) are OK for lectures and conferences.
For a consultation about taping, editing or producing your video, contact O.J. McGhee or Tom Laney, in the School's Information and Instructional Systems unit.
- Choose a Web-friendly, native format. QuickTime or MPEG4 is best. Do not use Windows Media. For consultation on formats, contact O.J. or Tom.
- Name the video, using the following file-naming convention: dept_lastnameofmainpersoninvideo_year. Do not use capital letters or spaces.
- Save the video on a CD (less than 600M in size) or DVD (more than 600M) that you do not expect to have returned to you.
- Give the CD or DVD and the following information to Branson Moore (125 Rosenau Hall), who will post it on the School's YouTube channel.
- File name (#4 above)
- Title to display on YouTube - Keep it short and meaningful for people searching.
- Description - About 278 characters and spaces display on the YouTube page. Any more will require the viewer to click on "more info."
- Meta-tags - keywords that people might use when searching for your video - e.g., UNC, Gillings, health, global, water, disparities, obesity
- Once the video is on YouTube, copy the page URL (not the embed link), paste it into a help ticket, and request that it be embedded on one of your Web pages. Remember to indicate exactly where you want the video.
Last updated January 23, 2013