Thursday, February 23, 2012

Family Proclamation Video: We Need YOU!

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Montserrat of Chocolate on my Cranium and I are gearing up for our Family Proclamation Celebration (already!)  

This year, we will be joining forces with YOU to bring the world a video presentation of The Family: A Proclamation to the World!

Watch my v-log above for more details on how to contribute a video clip for this special Family Proclamation video project. (Also check out Montserrat's v-log below with a lot of great detailed info or scroll down to read the details!)

How to participate:
Basically, we are asking you to take a video of yourself saying your favorite line from the Family Proclamation.  (It can be you, your family, alone or in a group.)  

Upload your video clip to  You'll need to create a free account.  

Then send an email to from that account with a link to your uploaded video.  Please indicate what section of the Proclamation you recorded.  

We will edit the clips together and present the finished product during our celebration in September.  

Here are a few other technical things to keep in mind:

1.  Eliminate background noise
2.  Don't shoot into the light, but shoot with natural light on your subject. (or on yourself)
3.  Wear colors that compliment you.  Brush your hair.  If you own lip gloss, women, use it.
4.  Be just slightly more animated than you are in real translates well on video.
5.  Leave a few seconds (about three) before and after you deliver your "lines."
6.  Speak slower than you normally do and enunciate (pronounce your words clearly and completely).
7.  Sit still...don't wiggle if you are doing a close-up....(like do the opposite of what I was doing with Guy behind me!)
8.  Keep your hands away from your face (unless you are signing.)
9.  Speak in your native tongue...We welcome and hope to receive videos from people of all  nationalities and countries.
10. Try, try again until you get a video that you are happy with.  It doesn't have to be perfect, but you might have to do a few takes to get it right! 

We will try to use as many videos as we can, but can't guarantee that we will use all of them!  
The deadline for submitting videos is March 31st.

The video used in this post was my first take and I did a lot of things wrong.  I tried a few other times, but in the end my first take was the best/most complete one!  Go figure!  You can watch some out-takes here and here!

For those reading in reader, you can watch the vlog of this post here.

Now get to work everybody!  We need you!!

Be the first to grab a Family Proclamation Celebration Blog Button:

The first button below links to Montserrat's Main Family Proclamation Page.
The second button will take you to my blog.




  1. I'll have to do it in silhouette with a voice modulator. But I'll figure it out - just you wait!

  2. LOVE the new button! The celebration is going to be great, yet again :)

  3. What an ambitious young woman and mother you are. Go for it!!

  4. Oh I'm so in! I call French! 

  5. Loved Guy in the background! Mine was eerily silent of background noises. I had to banish all the kids to the downstairs because they were making faces at me and making laugh and loose concentration.

  6. Wow, this is quite a project, and I can imagine the video being really powerful. In fact, I can't wait to see it!


  7. now i know what your voice sounds like!  no video camera.  Sorry. I'm sure it will turn out wonderful!  can't wait to see. 

  8. Jocelyn ChristensenFriday, February 24, 2012

    Ha! That's my excited voice...actually that's my excited voice calmed down a bit.  Normally, I am not nearly as animated due to lack of sleep...