Video Campaign and New Tools for Social Media


New tools for Social Media make it possible to spread our vital message of nonviolence far and wide, even after the Season.

The Association for Global New Thought invites peace-builders from all over the world to contribute video messages sharing how they are making nonviolence a part of their lives. Students and youth groups, individuals, church and community groups are invited to create short, simple videos to energize this messaging campaign.

PLAY IT FORWARD
This is how it works. All videos will be posted to a playlist on the AGNT Youtube Video Channel. Near the end of the season, we will send out the direct link to ONE VIDEO PER DAY to the entire SNV and AGNT networks. The daily link will go out with a message reminding all recipients to pass the link forward to their own networks. Day after day, we will use our collective social media power to circulate visible messages of peace and nonviolence locally and globally.

 

GUIDELINES FOR VIDEO MESSAGES

• Videos should be 2-3 minutes long

• Videos can be submitted in four categories: Individuals, School Group, Church Group, Community Group

• Be creative!

• Check your lighting and sound levels before shooting so that we can see and hear you well.

• Share your message in this format:

1. Introduce yourself and your friends if you are in a group. Include your location, and school or organization if applicable.

2. Share with us your favorite quote or principle from Gandhi, King, Chavez, the Dalai Lama, Nelson Mandela or another peace leader. Click these links to find QUOTES and PRINCIPLES

3. Tell us how you are making that quote or principle a part of your life, or how your group is making this message real in your community.

Here are two sample scripts:

For an individual:
"Hello! My name is _______ and I am from [city, state] and I am participating in the Season for Nonviolence at [school or organization]. My favorite principle comes from Martin Luther King, Jr: ' Nonviolence seeks to defeat injustice, not people.' The way I am making this part of my life is by________________."
FOLLOWED BY A DESCRIPTION AND (if possible) VIDEO SEGMENTS OF YOUR MESSAGE IN ACTION

For a group:
"Hello! My name is _______ and I am here with ________ [introduce others]. We are from [city, state], and we are participating in the Season for Nonviolence at [school or organization]. Our favorite quote comes from Mahatma Gandhi: 'I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent.' Our group is spreading this message by ___________."
FOLLOWED BY A DESCRIPTION AND (if possible) VIDEO SEGMENTS OF YOUR MESSAGE IN ACTION

 

INSTRUCTIONS FOR SUBMITTING VIDEO

1. Subscribe to AGNT's YouTube channel. http://www.youtube.com/user/GlobalNewThought

2. Upload your video to your own youtube account. (Click here for instructions)

3. Fill out this form with your video information.

4. "Like" the Season for Nonviolence Facebook page.

5. Each new video will be posted on the facebook page. Share your favorite videos with YOUR friends and ask them to vote!

 

THE RESULTS

Clips from these videos will also be used as a part of the Season for Nonviolence special ANTHOLOGY to be created at the close of the Season.

 

To upload a video to YouTube:

1. Go to www.youtube.com
2. Click "Sign In" or "Create Account" (You can sign in with your google account if you have one)
3. Once you are signed in, click "Upload"
4. Upload the video from your computer
5. Enter the title and description.
6. Once upload is complete, copy the URL link to send to us.