Deadline:

January 19, 2020 11:59p.m. (CST)

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Sponsored by Meharry-Vanderbilt-TSU Cancer Partnership

  • First, think about what kind of video you want to create! Will you make up a song? Interview someone? Will it be funny, or dramatic? Will you use pictures? Make up a skit? We can’t wait to watch what you come up with!
  • Remember you’re making this video for other TEENS to see and learn from so keep it relevant!
  • Learn more about the 5 ways to prevent cancer - check out our resource page where we have lots of info.
  • You may want to use a tripod – no one wants to get sick watching your shaky video.  Your hand isn’t as steady as you think!
  • Hold your shots for at least 15 seconds before you zoom, pan, or go to another shot.  This way you have enough video footage to work with later when you do your editing.

Be careful when making your video and don’t take unnecessary risks!   

You may think these are “DUH” points, but for real, be safe when you’re filming!

  • Don’t hang out of a car window.
  • Don’t climb a utility pole hoping to get a high-angle view.
  • Don’t take a ground-level shot in front of a moving vehicle.
  • Don’t do anything that will put you in harm’s way.


We just wanted to remind you of these safety measures in case you forget while you’re in your creative whirl!

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