Short Video Creation Training

Help On Point for College learn how to create compelling videos to showcase their great work.
On Point for College
Syracuse, NY, USA
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Syracuse, NY, USA


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Posted March 22nd

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Short Video Creation Training

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What We Need
  • Training on how to create video content for web and specific social media channels, including Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube
  • List of recommendations and best practices for shooting a video
  • Instructions for how to post videos to respective social media platforms
Additional Details

Our leadership staff is looking to create video content for YouTube on a multitude of topics related to our brand (directed towards an external audience. Our advising staff is looking to create video content for our program participants regarding topics we do live presentations on. We are looking for a volunteer to train our staff on the proper delivery of content, ex. Welcome, overview, body of presentation, transition out and close.

What We Have In Place
  • We currently have a list of potential topics we would like to discuss.
How This Will Help
This project will save us $2,397 , allowing us to redirect funds towards our access and success programs.

This project has become vital to reach our audience during the pandemic. Utilizing video content can serve multiple purposes: previews for student events, recaps for missed events and more.

Project Plan

Prep: Information Gathering & Goal Setting
  • Volunteer Manager and Professional agree on how to focus training
  • Volunteer Manager and Professional connect to discuss video objectives, target audience, and platform(s) for videos to be published
  • Volunteer Manager shares with Professional budget and time available for this project (if applicable)
Milestone 1: Training Plan Creation
  • Professional prepares a detailed training plan outlining topics to be covered and structure of training
  • Volunteer Manager provides feedback which Professional incorporates
Milestone 2: Video Shoot Training
  • Professional trains Volunteer Manager how to record video(s)
  • Professional shares tips and best practices for creating videos - including necessary equipment, determining location/background settings, camera placement, etc.
  • Professional shares apps/tools that can be used to record videos
Milestone 3: Sharing Videos
  • Professional instructs Volunteer Manager how to post videos directly to each specified social media platform
  • Professional remains available for follow up questions for up to two weeks
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About The Org

On Point for College
Posted by
Katherine S.

Volunteer Coordinator

Our Mission

Our Mission: We break down barriers that prevent young, underserved individuals from achieving education and career success.

Our Vision: To transform communities by making college, training and career success a reality for those who face great obstacles.

What We Do

On Point for College provides a comprehensive suite of services that allows us to meet our students wherever they are along their post-secondary journeys. To do this, we offer:

* One-on-one advising, including help with preparing college & financial aid applications
* Transportation to & from colleges for semester breaks, emergencies, and placement exams
* A set of basic college & dorm supplies so no student arrives unprepared
* Campus tours during the spring & fall semesters for prospective students
* Ongoing support and advisement throughout their college careers, including visits from On Point staff and connection to on-campus resources
* Career planning, including guidance in selecting a course of study, help with resumes, interview skills, job shadowing, internships, and networking


Anthony showed up to our team meeting prepared and full of ideas and energy. He adapted easily to our team's needs. We would recommend Anthony as a volunteer to any organization looking for a volunteer to champion their video needs.
Katherine Schmid
Katherine S.

Volunteer Coordinator

Short Video Creation Training Project

I really enjoyed working with the On Point for College, everyone had high energy and was well receptive to the advice I was giving, I would definitely like to work with this organization again!
Anthony White
Anthony W.


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