Step 1: Discuss the topic with your professors, family and friends, on Facebook, etc. Find an approach that inspires you.
Your video can be 100% material that you have filmed, with your own voice and comments, or a combination of your own material (interviews, filming on site, etc.) and additional content.
Step 2: If you wish to insert additional content, think about what you might use. Are there publicly available videos or photos that could be included in your video? Will you use music?
Step 3: Write your script (what you plan to say during your video) and practice it.
Practice in front of the mirror, with friends or family or anywhere else to make sure that the words come out smoothly!
Step 4: Now you're ready to film. You can use just about any camera enabled product to film your video. That means that you can use your computer, your phone, a video camera or anything else in between. You can film the video yourself or you can have friends or family run the camera for you.
Step 5: Once your video has been recorded and edited, watch it back one time. Is it within the time limit? Did you say everything you wanted to say? If so, you’re ready to upload the video.
Keep in mind that:
Uploading the video
Step 1: Once the video is on a computer, you can go to youtube.com and find the upload button in the top right hand corner.
Step 2: When uploading the video please select “unlisted”, this means that only those with the link to the video can view it.
Step 3: The title for your video should be [Your Name] FITE 2019".
Step 4: Wait! it might take a few minutes for your video to upload, the site will let you know when it’s done.
Step 5: Once your video is uploaded you are ready to submit!
Go here to fill out the form to submit your video.
You will find examples of what a video essay looks and sounds like below. These are the videos of some of the FITE champions 2016 (the topic was: Tourism and sustainability, what future do we want). You can also view more submissions from previous years on our archive pages.
Andreas Bryan Wagey, from Bali Tourism Institute, talks about Mangrove conservation.
Merrie Agustine reflects on Balinese culture and the food growing business.
Laura Alix explores the cultural heritage of a popular tourist site.
Dina explains the history of the Open Pit Nam Salu.