A message to all interested Women Makers and Engineers!
Welcome to Phase 2 of the challenge! We are so excited about the enthusiastic response to the competition and can’t wait to see what types of projects will be created.
Below you’ll find some episodes specs and video structure notes. Keep in mind most of these things are just suggestions, we do want you to add your own style to the videos you create, so have fun with it.
Lastly, here is a link to the community page where you can find all of our Friday video content.
Be sure to watch a few episodes and get a feel for what we’re looking for - and if you have questions about the videos, ask on the Community.
Above all make sure to have fun making something you’d like to watch. You’re all badasses in our book.
Kelly, Pat and Max
Episode Specs and Structure Notes
- Final Length - 12-20 minutes long.
- Format - MP4
Because e14 presents is filmed by multiple hosts around the world it’s important for our channel that all of our content maintains the same structure. Below is a guide to help you get started.
Intro - This segment should always start with “Hello and welcome back to element14 Presents I’m (insert your name here). In this episode, we will be building (explain your project)”. This segment should be no more than one minute. It is helpful to shoot this after you have completed your build so you don’t have to go back and shoot this segment again when things don’t quite go as planned.
Project Overview - In this segment, you should go over the broad strokes of your project. You can use this to prepare your audience for what to expect in your episode. For this segment, it is helpful to have some sort of visual aid. This could be a whiteboard with bullet points or something as simple as a shot of you drawing out your concept on a piece of paper. This segment should be around 1-1.5 minutes. Again this is another segment that can be shot after your build is completed to avoid having to shoot it again.
Building Your Project - This will be the bulk of your video and the section where you have the most freedom to do what you want. That being said your build should still be separated into segments so that the viewer doesn’t get overwhelmed. Here is an example of how you might structure the build section of your video:
Designing a Test Circuit
Wiring Up Your Board
3D Design & Printing
Project Reveal - This is a very important segment. People love to watch you build things but they love it, even more, when they can see your project in action. Make sure to take your time, demonstrate the project working and explain the features of your build.
Outro - This will be a summary of what you did and an overview of what you would do differently if you had more time. This segment should always end with a question for the Element14 community. Here is a template for what you should say “That’s all we have for today. (Insert question for the community) Let us know on the Element14 community at Element14.com/presents. We’ll see you next time.”
Examples of questions:
have you ever worked with this type of board, project, component? how did you make it work?
have you ever built a (type of project)?
have you ever tried to (purpose of project)? How did you accomplish it?
Questions should be specific to your project/build and encourage others to share their similar experiences with you and the community.
General Notes: Don’t be afraid to show genuine reactions to success or failures along the way. Just be yourself, no scripting or acting is needed. Above all have fun with it!