PARTICIPANT RESOURCES

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RESOURCES FOR ANIMATIONS, PSA'S, VIDEOS

Why Facts Matters invites students and media professionals to participate with us to develop socially relevant media materials that can be used by non-profit organizations and socially-minded groups to promote ongoing projects they are promoting through campaigns on social media, on their website,  on radio and television.  An underlying objective of ours is to encourage emerging media makers to use their skills to address social issues that impact their lives. 

 

WHAT WE  ARE  DOING

Materials are being developed in English, Spanish, and Chinese by the #WhyFactsMatterCollective and Participants who chose to work with us.  All materials are open-source, nonpartisan, and can be distributed, reused by anyone who chooses.  

WHOM WE ARE WORKING WITH     (currently)

We are currently working with Working America, Latinos for America, Roots Action, and the Voter Participation Center to produce media materials that will encourage voting, including a portion of the 100 million eligible non-voters to participate in this year's election. Another focus will be on an instructional video showing people how to vote by mail in their states.

 

WHO IS OUR TARGET AUDIENCE

Voters we are currently focusing on are working-class voters, Latino voters, students, and voters who did not vote in the last election. This does not mean contributors would need to stay within these areas. We encourage participants to select social arenas they are concerned with. WhyFactsMatter will also shift our focus as we move forward considering issues such as climate change, educations, health, etc.

 

SUPPORT WE OFFER PARTICIPANTS

We have a weekly mentoring/review session at 11:30 each Tuesday where we review project ideas, storyboards, and ongoing projects. This is led by Ralph L. Miller, Creative Executive Producer and Peter B.Lewis, Founder, Senior Sound Designer Audisee Media, a team that has worked together for decades.  

For entry use our contact page and tell us your name, email, phone, school, or organization as well as a short description of your project ideas.  We will email you our Zoom address.

 

PARTICIPANT GUIDELINES
  • Work must be at least ten seconds and no more than five minutes in duration.

  • Projects will be vetted for compliance with community standards.

  • Approved files will be uploaded to our Google Drive for free distribution through our website, Instagram, and our YouTube Channel as well as through our social and media partners.

  • Resources on our website are free to use in productions of GOTV spots, animations, and Public Service Announcements (PSAs).

  • Participants understand projects submitted are open source and can be freely distributed.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

 

Submission formats
Participants' submissions for audio files should meet either of these format criteria:

WAV (48/24 K),  MP3 (128 K)

Video files

MP4 files. Typical 1920 x 1080  or Square for shots designed only for social media
Specifications for popular social media sites and their posting requirements. 
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