Alumni Video IDEA Submissions

  • Got an awesome idea for a video about your life teaching abroad?
  • Want to get your experience abroad captured on a professionally produced video?
  • Get in Touch! We'd love to help you make it happen.

Our Video Department will be teaming up with the Alumni Association to create a fantastic video of you using your raw video footage. 

Submit your idea to the Alumni Association's email address: alumni@internationalteflacademy.com


CHECK OUT SOME GREAT VIDEO SHOOTING TIPS FROM OUR VIDEO DEPARTMENTTeaching English Abroad - Video Shooting Tips

 

Watch these 5 tips to create great videos for International TEFL Academy!

 

Below are some important things to consider when shooting your video in order for it to come out well. The first and second bullet points are super important!

  1. Lighting: Shoot your footage in a well-lit area.

  2. Sound: Find a quiet area (no loud cars, dogs barking, music in the background). Make sure we can hear and understand you. Shut the doors and windows if you need to. Speak clearly in a conversational tone. We all get nervous and speak quickly, but you can always hit delete and shoot this again! Most people practice first off camera and then re-shoot it a few times.

  3. Attire: Please dress appropriately and try to look presentable. No shirt, no service!

  4. Video recording devices: Just about anything: your camera, smart phone, webcam, flipcam, etc. Just make sure the lighting and sound are good.

  5. Locations: You can shoot from anywhere on location: Great Wall of China, Panama Canal, classroom (in front or outside), in your apartment. Sound quality is key.

  6. Movement of camera: Use a tripod or put the video device on something stationary while shooting the Q&A. If someone holds the camera, it might shake and look like an earthquake movie! While shooting on location, i.e. on a rickshaw, camel, scooter through the streets of Bangkok, having someone hold it is fine though, as it adds to the fun!

Suggestion:  Do a 30 second test shot of yourself and review it.

  • Does it look and sound good?
  • Is there grape jelly on your face?
 

How to submit content and videos

Once your idea has been approved by International TEFL Academy, and we've walked you through the process of shooting your video, you can submit your content using WeTransfer.

  • WETRANSFER -  Check out our easy guidelines in this video:
 


 

Once you have uploaded the content on WeTransfer, email your video link to alumni@internationalteflacademy.com.

Make sure that the e-mail includes:

Subject line: Alumni Video Content - Your Full Name

In the body of your e-mail:

  • Your first and last name
  • The TEFL course you took
  • Video link (paste the entire URL into the e-mail in case the link is broken)
  • 10 photos of yourself minimum

If you have any questions regarding the video guidelines, please e-mail us at alumni@internationalteflacademy.com.

Don't hesitate to be creative and don't worry about the content being choppy. We will polish everything up in the editing room!

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