How to make a good introduction video

The introduction video we ask you to prepare is a way for us to see who you are. It will not be judged on its technical qualities, but on your ability to communicate.

For this reason, we do not accept:

  1. “Silent videos” (videos in which you do not speak)
  2. “Faceless videos” (videos that do not show your face or where you face is hidden, for example when you are using sunglasses)

You can use a smart phone to make this video. Here are some tips on how to make a good video.

  1. We want to know who you are, so it is useful if you are relaxed and if you introduce yourself.
  2. Ask a friend to film you.
  3. Tell us about your passions.
  4. Tell us about the challenges in your city.
  5. Tell us why you think the Summer School will help your personal development and education.
  6. Make sure the sound is OK. If you record your video outdoors, make sure your voice can be heard clearly and that there are no disturbing noises nearby.
  7. Make sure your face is clearly visible! We really want to see you!
  8. Make sure you speak on the video: we need to hear your voice.
  9. You can follow the same logic as the MOTIVATION LETTER but keep in mind the film should be only 3 minutes long! DO NOT READ THE MOTIVATION LETTER ON THE VIDEO.
  10. Avoid reading. It sounds very artificial. Just be yourself.
  11. Below there is a great example of introduction video by Cassiano Moroz, a student from Curitiba, Brazil. (your video doesn’t have to be so fancy!)

Video made by Cassiano Moroz.