Want to make an Olive Us Video? Now is your chance!
Several people have reached out to us sharing family videos they made, inspired by Olive Us. We don’t think we could possibly express how thrilling it is to hear this and watch what others have done.
We have also heard people say what amazing mementos Olive Us videos will be for our family for years to come. We agree! We love making the videos–even though they take a lot of work–and we are so inspired by the thought of having these videos, years in the future, to enjoy and remember. And we think YOU would love to have such a memento of your family as well. So here’s a little kick in the pants you might need to get you going…
It’s a contest! Make your own Olive Us-inspired video!
Have you ever watched an Olive Us episode and thought, “We should make a video like that!” or “I would love to have a video like that of us!” Well, even if you haven’t, now you can make that video and get rewarded for it!
You can take inspiration from wherever it comes. A day in the life of a child like How to Be 2? A tour of your town like Betty in Paris? The family working together like Stacking Wood or Garden Day or Carwash? A favorite family recipe like Tzatziki or Snoball Cookies? Exploring some favorite site or activity like Pottery Lesson or Cider Farm? Or maybe there is just a family tradition, or specific moment you want to capture like Hand Cookies with Grandma? Or something else entirely. Whatever gets you going…
And don’t worry! Don’t feel like your video has to look like a Tiger in a Jar production–they’re professionals for a reason. But we do hope you’ll think in terms of making a lasting memento that you will love to watch together, and a video that you are proud to share. As an example, watch Ralph’s video, inspired by Olive Us. It’s called “Blackberries“:
So here are the details: This contest will run through April 30. Which means you’ve got about 7 weeks. The length of the video should be less than 5 minutes. (Most Olive Us episodes are between 2 and 4 minutes–Ralph’s Blackberry video is around 1 minute, and that’s fine too). The winners will be selected by a panel of experts–watch for an announcement in the coming weeks.
The winning video will be featured on our newsletter and blog. Beyond this, you’ll also win a Kindle Fire HD! Woohoo! And of course, a part of the reward will be the satisfaction you’ll have, years down the road, when you re-watch your great work, and knowingly refer to it as your “award-winning” video…
To submit your entry, simply upload your video in whatever way you like best (Youtube, Vimeo, Facebook, your blog, or other video sharing account) and send the link to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have already made such a video, you’re in luck! You can still be entered–just send us a link to your video.
We can’t wait to see what you make. We hope you win! And win or not, we know you’ll be delighted with your production for years to come.