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ShareLaw Templates: Food Stamps and Medicare

Jul
5
 

Today we are sharing two video packs created by Atlanta Legal Aid Society. If you use all the provided resources and add the appropriate information to the slides, tweak the transcript, and follow one of the video editing guides provided you can make your own custom video. The software is free and you probably already have some sort of microphone so all it takes to create a video is a couple afternoons of free time. All the resources and much more can be found at ShareLawVideo.org.

Today we are sharing two video packs created by Atlanta Legal Aid Society. If you use all the provided resources and add the appropriate information to the slides, tweak the transcript, and follow one of the video editing guides provided you can make your own custom video. The software is free and you probably already have some sort of microphone so all it takes to create a video is a couple afternoons of free time. All the resources and much more can be found at ShareLawVideo.org.

 

Windows Moviemaker

Food Stamps Slides

Medicare Slides

 

To start things off grab one of the presentations linked above and open it up. The minimum you need to do is replace all the red text with the appropriate information. If you want to go the extra mile you can do some more tweaks, you might add a slide or two to highlight some especially useful resources in your state or something similar. Something else to keep an eye on is the date, if the resources are a couple years old it would be wise to double check things to make sure nothing has changed in the intervening time.

 

Food Stamp Script

Medicare Script

 

For some people, myself included, a script really helps me do my best performance. In a

ddition to making sure you hit all the important points it does a couple things. It frees you up from having to think of the concepts and focus on speaking clearly and with a good rhythm. A side effect of this is this gets rid of a lot of the verbal pauses, ums and ahs sound very unprofessional.

 

Something else to do when recording to save time, every time you mess up a line be silent for a moment and then restart the line/paragraph. Consciously adding that space makes it much easier to trim and splice together one good audio track.

 

Apple iMovie

Using Moviemaker

Using iMovie

 

Moviemaker comes with packaged with Windows and iMovie with OS X, they are both designed to be simple video editors for people new to editing. Using the appropriate guide above you should be able to finish a video without any trouble. One thing to note is less is more when it comes to transitions, working with slides you should stick no transition or if you must fast fades or dissolves, it’s hard to do much more and not have it look tacky.

 

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