First, do a search for the video to make sure it hasn't already been added.
Then go to the Add Video page and paste the Video URL into the form and hit submit. We will draw as much info from the URL as possible.
Other Part Urls
If the film is broken up into multiple parts, enter the first part's URL as the primary video, and then add the rest of the URL parts here. Parts must all be from the same video host.
Alternatively, if there are multiple good videos on the same subject, that would work better grouped together as a theme, rather than being posted separately, you can post related videos as parts.
For example, if you've found several videos covering a major protest event (think G20, G8, WTO), add the best video as the primary video, and then add more supporting video clips as additional parts.
If you're posting a documentary, you can post the trailer as part 2 and mention that in the description.
Next, please clean up the title field to display the title only (removing the name of the site the film is from, for example, or other extraneous text), and double check to make sure all the main words are capitalized. If the video is a trailer you don't need to mention that. We will add that text automatically. If the video is a documentary, include the title and the year released in (parenthesis).
If the title could be worded more clearly, consider changing it slightly to get it up to the proper standards.
Take this title for example: "Former spy tells all, keep blogging and exposing pursue Treason charges." The title is grammatically nonsensical, the main words aren't capitalized, and the confusing lack of syntax makes it hard to read, appearing amateurish. It's a great video, though. So to clean this up we changed it to "Former Spy Tells All; Calls on Citizen Journalists to "Keep Blogging and Exposing Corruption, Truth"
If the video is a trailer, include the title only and we will automatically add (trailer) to the title when you submit.
Find an image to upload, if one isn't added automatically. See farther below in the F.A.Q. for more.
Choose the category for the film. Here's a break down of the different types:
- Documentary: Feature films usually 30 minutes or greater in length.
- Short Film: Good-quality production with a clear beginning, middle and end. Length usually 5 to 25 minutes.
- Presentation: A speech, interview or talk given by an individual.
- Trailer: a preview of a documentary
- Video: Any video that doesn't fit another category. Usually shorter videos that lack the coherent structure of more polished short films.
Enter the length in number of minutes (120).
Enter the film's official website or related action campaign. If none exists, you can leave this blank and we will add the URL you added above in this space.
For the video description, one paragraph is ideal, but longer descriptions are okay. Most of the time you can simply paste the description provided with the video, but if no adequate description exists, please write your own summary of the film.
Offering a description of the Who and the What should be sufficient, adding the when and where if it seems relevant. Please write the summary from a third-person, neutral point of view (think Wikipedia), and reserve your personal opinions for the comments section after you have posted the video. Two to three sentences is ideal.
Add one to three subject tags that best categorize the film. If it helps, for each subject you're considering, ask yourself if you'd expect to see the video listed on that subject's dedicated page. We'd like our subject pages to be a high functioning resource for exploring and researching specific issues.
Hit submit and you'll be good to go. After you've submitted the video, you can add a comment, and share the video on social networks to help spread the word.
You can also edit the video you submitted by hitting "EDIT" next to the video title.