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Extension Loan Fund Call for Videos

Call for Video Submissions

We are producing a short video for the IPHC Extension Loan Fund, and we want to include your story! We are looking for a diverse sampling of your voices to tell us HOW THE FUND HAS HELPED YOU or YOUR CHURCH. Just follow the filming instructions and submit your video files before the deadline of Monday, October 8th. Once we view the submissions, we will select several entries to do an onsite filming of your church or ministry.

How To Film Your Video


We would like you to film on a smartphone! Please, no selfies, have someone help you. Please keep the filming distance to about 3 or 4 feet.


Make sure there are no windows behind the Interviewee, or else the footage will have white, blown-out backgrounds. Ideally they would have some light source on their face, be it from a window or desk lamp.


The best tip for having good audio is, avoid any sort of distracting background noise. Try to record in a relatively quiet place - but avoid the echo of an enclosed room as well.


The Cameraperson should hold the phone in landscape mode, so not like a cell phone, like a TV. The camera should be eye level with the person talking. The Cameraperson should use both hands to grip the iPhone, and keep their elbows close to their body to keep the shot as steady as possible. When ready to shoot, the Cameraperson should tap the Interviewees face on the iPhone screen to focus and lock exposure.

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Please give us a few different takes and review the footage between them to make sure it looks good. Allow 3 full seconds of silence at the beginning of each video and 3 full seconds following.