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WE RISE offers dynamic video opportunities as a powerful showcase of artistry and youth-directed community building. LACDMH has created several videos that can be used with partner organizations and press to demonstrate the energy and impact of WE RISE:
- A brief documentary on the first WE RISE in Los Angeles will be available here soon.
- Artists and Activists speak out about the importance of mental health action and why they take part in WE RISE: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=221335701931398
- More videos from the inaugural WE RISE can be found on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/weriselosangeles/videos
You also may want to create video from your community events, featuring unique voices and learnings from your community.
Here are some tips:
- During the weeks leading up to the event, speak with partners to select several attendees and artists/performers for day-of interviews about why they are participating and their hopes around mental health in this generation.
- Ask participants questions upon entering and/or leaving about their perceptions of mental health issues and how people can work together to improve care.
- If possible, use a video camera versus a handheld smart phone. (Your partner organizations or a local university may be able to loan equipment or services.) Or, if you use a phone or personal recording device, purchase a tripod.
- If your events are in large or dark spaces, do a trial run to ensure quality sound and lighting.
- Secure waivers for anyone who is interviewed or featured. If static cameras will be set up, or attendees walking through the space are going to be captured as b-roll, you should post signage noting that people will be filmed and who to contact if they do not wish to be included.