Presenter Video Submission
Submit a video to promote your session at NHPC'24
We can't wait for your session this April 8-11 at the 2024 National Home Performance Conference & Trade Show! To build excitement and fill the room, we'd love for you to submit a video about your session. Below, you'll find an example, a few things to include in your video, and how to submit.
The content you submit will be shared on BPA's channels, including social media, emails, and website.
Here is a sample video of what the final version will look like. You will film on your phone and the BPA team will take care of adding the end screen with the conference logo and details.
This video was filmed on an iPhone.
What to Include in Your Video:
First, introduce yourself and your session.
Share your name, company (location if you'd like), and the name of your session.
Second, choose one of the questions below and answer it.
- Why do home performance pros need to attend your session at the conference?
- What are 2-3 important things you'll be sharing in your session?
- What's your area of expertise and what highlights will you share with attendees?
- What action items will attendees leave your session with?
Third, give a final wrap-up.
Share a simple sign off, including something like, "See you in Minneapolis," "Catch you there," or "Can't wait to see you in April!"
How to Film and Submit Your Video
Videos should be between 30-60 seconds in length. You can film your video on your cellphone. We are collecting video content using a tool called VideoAsk. VideoAsk is where you will film the content and it will be sent to your team.
Tips for Filming Your Video
- Do not backlight yourself. Avoid placing bright windows or lights behind you. These will not only detract from your subject, but will cause you to fall into a dark shadow. Keep all light sources in front of you to make sure you keep yourself lit for the camera.
- Keep yourself at least 3-5 feet away from the backdrop. Allowing space between you and the backdrop helps eliminate dark shadows on the background and also creates depth.
- If available, choose a wall or backdrop with color and variety when shooting. White walls are one-dimensional and tend to exaggerate shadows and irregularities.
- Make sure the area around your head is clear of objects appearing in the background. Objects too close to your head can become distracting.
- Find a quiet space. Do not shoot in a highly trafficked area. Audio comes through as a single track, meaning you cannot separate the background noise from your voice.
- If possible, try to find a room with soft surfaces. Along with background noise, another issue that can arise during filming is echoing audio. Rooms with soft surfaces (carpets, sofas, and other items) can help reduce the reverb of your voice.
- Do your best to reduce any sound irregularities. Air conditioners, refrigerators, or anything that turns on and off with excessive noises are best to either avoid or turn off while filming.