What Makes a Great Video?
Here are some tips to think about when making your video. Videos should be no longer than 3–minutes in length.
Be yourself! We want to get to know who you are as a person, and who you are as a team. Tell us about yourself and your teammate. How will your personalities affect your experience on the show? How will you interact with the other teams? How will you interact with each other? When describing yourself, remember to cite real life examples. We love a good story!
This is a show about relationships, so let us know how your relationship with your teammate will help you win this Race. It’s not about putting together the best skit or wearing the wackiest costumes. We’re looking for real people and we want to see the real you. Tell us what skills and life experiences you and your teammate bring that will help you do well as participants on the show. Both teammates need to be on one video. We especially are looking for how the two of you interact. If you can not get together to make a video, you'll have to figure out a way to edit both of you on the same video. We do not accept single submissions for this show.
If you come from a unique region or area of the country, talk about where you’re from, how it’s a part of your personality, or how it may help you do well on the Race. If you have an interesting job, talk about your job and how those skills may help you on the Race.
- If shooting indoors, make sure to shoot in a well lit room with lights in front of you to light your face.
- Avoid shooting in front of a window with bright sunlight streaming in, this will cause silhouetting.
- When shooting outdoors, avoid shooting with the sun directly behind you, this will also cause silhouetting.
- Shoot during the day so we can see you instead of trying to see you in the dark.
- Speak loudly and clearly
- Find a relatively quiet area to shoot your video so ambient noises won’t distract from what you’re saying.
- If shooting indoors, avoid shooting in loud and crowded rooms where your voice will be drowned out by other people.
- If shooting outdoors, avoid shooting in loud areas and when it’s windy. The wind will distort the microphone.
- Your video will be shown on a TV. Please shoot your video like you would see it on a TV. Please shoot landscape (horizontal) and not portrait (vertical) style.
Size and Format
Please ensure your video is less than 30MB and in one of the following file formats : mpg, mpeg, flv, avi,
mp4, mov, 3gp, wmv, mv4