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This team oversees official events, mentorship programs, diversity initiatives, contributor outreach, and other ways of growing our community.
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Nearly every local WordPress community includes some people who have cameras and/or skills to operate them. When you’re planning how to video your WordCampWordCampWordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress. They're one of the places where the WordPress community comes together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. Learn more. sessions, the first step is to invite your video-minded community members to contribute to WordCamp. Hiring a firm (and adding to your budget) to capture video should be a last resort.
Start by publicizing your desire for a person to join the organizing team to be in charge of video as soon as you’ve nailed down your venue. Identifying one person to be in charge of getting great video early is a great way to keep ahead of the game.
If you need equipment and your event is in the US, Canada or Western Europe, email WordCamp CentralWordCamp CentralWebsite for all WordCamp activities globally. https://central.wordcamp.org includes a list of upcoming and past camp with links to each.. We can loan you a complete kit with everything you need, including an HD camera, tripod, wireless lapel microphone, and cables/adapters. See the full contents of the Foundation Camera Kits here.
You can also find documentation on this site for setting up and operating the necessary equipment, whether provided by the Foundation or sourced locally, so volunteers do not need to be professional videographers (though some background in video is obviously a big help).
In addition to the video coordinator, you will also need at least one volunteer per camera to monitor the equipment during filming of the presentations. Operating the cameras is not very demanding and will leave the volunteer free to enjoy the presentations they are filming for the most part, so usually it’s easy to find volunteers to help with this job.