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Ready to Aid The Animals?

Star In Your Own Video

DURATION

1-2 hours

WHERE

From your home or in your yard!

WHEN

Throughout the year

WHOSE HELP IS REQUIRED

Some adult help may be required, but for those technologically capable, this activity can be done especially by high school kids with minimal adult involvement!

HOW IT MAKES A DIFFERENCE

Did you know last year 30,000 dogs were taken into Los Angeles shelters? Education is critical to addressing the companion animal overpopulation problem and empowering people of all ages to make an immediate impact on the community. In making a video that helps provide that education, you are helping solve this important problem!

DESCRIPTION

Be a voice for those who can't speak for themselves - educate your community about humane animal treatment and how to make an immediate impact on the homeless animal overpopulation problem!


ITEMS NEEDED

1) Access to the  internet to do initial research

2) Cell phone, tablet or digital camera to record video

OPTIONAL: Free iPhone/iPad or android video editing apps found in iTunes and/or Google Play stores.


SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

This is an activity specific to middle and high school students with the videos intended to reach vulnerable communities where education is critical to help reduce the homeless animal population and teach more humane habits.


NEXT STEPS

Create your video according to the instructions provided. Then post your video to social media, tagging Karma Rescue. You can also email us at info@karmarescue.org to be posted to the Education page on the Karma Rescue website.


WEBSITE


Sound like fun?VIEW INSTRUCTIONS to get started.

1. Pick an animal welfare topic that appeals to you. For example:

  • Save a Life - Adopt don't shop
  • Reduce # of Homeless Pets - Spay/neuter is cuter
  • Shelter (older and/or special needs) Dogs Make Great Pets Too
  • Be an Animal Advocate - Volunteer, foster, rescue today!
  • Proper Pet Care = Happy, Healthy Fido

2. Research your topic. Pick three main points to communicate in the video.

3. Storyboard your video. Layout facts to support your three main points. Total time for your video should be <60 seconds.

4. Gather images. Take pictures (or find online) to illustrate/support your key facts. If you have a pet, include them. You can make your point by telling your pet's story. 

5. Film. Have someone hold your phone/camera or set it up in a stationary location to film. Hold up pictures at the appropriate point.

6. Review and re-film, as necessary, until you are happy with your results.

7. This next step is very important and cannot be skipped. Email or upload the video to Karma Rescue for approval.  You can send it to: volunteer@karmarescue.org. Once we give the ok,  text, Tik Tok, Instagram, and Facebook  to your personal networks asking them to share. Tag local animal rescues to post on their social media platforms too! When posting your video, tag Karma Rescue using these handles:

  • Instagram: @karmarescueorg
  • Twitter: @KarmaRescue
  • Facebook: Karma Rescue

BONUS: Instead of filming with pictures in hand, download a FREE android app like "CAMU" or "SNAPSPEED" (found in Google Play store) for a simple way to combine your video and photos, as well as add text. (Similar apps can be found in iTunes for iPhones, iPads, etc.)

Sign up for this activity, add it to your logbook, and more in the Give Back app!