Video Guide – Age with Rights!GAROP2021-03-25T23:40:55+00:00
Age with Rights! – Video Campaign
The Global Alliance for the Rights of Older People (GAROP) is calling on members to create short, 2-minute video statements on older people’s human rights and the drafting of a convention before the start of the 11th session of the Open Ended Working Group on Ageing (OEWG) on March 29th.
This video campaign is important because more of our members’ voices needs to be heard – especially the voices of older people, who are the key rights holders of the discussions.
We will do our best to help compile and disseminate a range of video statements from across our diverse global network. We hope to share them as widely as possible before and during the 11th OEWG session, in support of our advocacy.
This is an activity that can be undertaken by all GAROP members, whether you are an accredited / ECOSOC NGO or not. This activity is separate and additional to inputs to the UN session itself. The videos will be collected and archived by GAROP. A completed Media Subject form will be needed along with any video submissions.
GAROP’s Technical Groups on Education and Social Protection have worked on key messages in preparation for the session. Useful documents from these groups are available in the Members-Only Space on our website, including:
Most importantly, be creative with your video! Explore ways to incorporate the slogan ‘Age with Rights!’ and other campaign assets, such as the red-orange colour, orange clothing or a virtual background to make noise (click here to read more). We want to showcase the vibrant, diverse membership base of GAROP – Perhaps record your video somewhere that showcases what makes your organisation/nation special?
Following are tips on how to create a video using either a phone or zoom.
Using a Phone
Landscape videos are the best quality to share on video platforms. To capture the video:
Open the camera on your phone.
Select the video function and record in landscape
Shoot the video from a medium close-up (see photo below, capturing from just below the subject’s shoulders) to ensure the video is clear and the audio is good quality.
If you have a microphone, please use it to make sure the audio is clear.
If you don’t have a microphone, make sure you’re recording somewhere with no (or very low) background noise. Try not to record near busy roads, crowds, or places with lots of wind.
You can also utilise Zoom to record your statement. Try to emulate the staging detailed in the phone instructions above (landscape, medium-close up, quiet location, use a microphone if you can). To record using Zoom:
If you record your video in a language other than English and you are not able to add your own subtitles, please send it to us with an English translation in a Word document, we will try to help with this where we can.