Make your own #FIRSTLikeAGirl videos by using our resources for your videos or inspiration.
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You are not required to use our background image or music, these are just to help you get started. If you decide to use a different background image, be sure the FIRST like A Girl logo is visible over top of it. If you choose other music, make sure it is copyright free.
Possible Interview Questions:
Think about your FIRST story.
How you got to where you are now?
What do you like best about being on the team?
Any special experiences or challenges?
What do you like best about FIRST and robotics?
Any Outreach events that have had an impact on you?
What do you hope to accomplish still and/or what FIRST has helped you accomplish?
Why do you think FIRST is important for females?
– This is not a big investment of time to create and commit to. You can do 1 video and see what kid of response you get. Ours has been overwhelmingly positive and supportive and has encouraged us to continue.
– Personal Stories. Have them think about their story and have questions ready to help prompt them. Ask about what they do on the team, love about their experience, what they like the most about what they do and what their plans are.
– Not everyone will interview well on camera. And, often not the ones you think will. Our subjects have been some of our quietest kids. And, they came across GREAT!
– The interviewees are given final approval on the videos. This is really important. No one wants to “look stupid”. Control gives them the confidence to know no one will make them “look bad”. It has been a huge selling point for their interviewees. No one has yet to object to their video.
On a more technical note… it also really helps that we have organized video with an uncomplicated structure, simple and to the point. They have been fairly easy to put together.
— Filming takes about 10-15 minutes per student. Setting up, placing the microphone, rewording and repeating as necessary.
— The girls have been really thoughtful about their “robotics story”. But we also have some interview questions to help make sure we have enough content.
— We include 5-7 pictures of their involvement.
— wear team shirt in video
— encourage girls to smile
— Use their team logo in the opening
— Ask them to say “I am [insert name] and this is how I do FIRST Like a Girl.” for the end of the video.
— And, keep each to only about a minute. (Interesting points to consider in this Chief Delphi post)
Thank you for sharing how you do FIRSTLikeAGirl.