Are you a fisher or fish worker who would like to share your experiences from the COVID-19 pandemic? We want to hear your story!
On September 15 & 16, the SSF Hub will host a two-part event where small-scale fishers and fish workers around the globe will discuss the COVID-19 pandemic and its impacts on their lives and livelihoods of people in their communities. Leading up to and following this event, the SSF Hub will be posting a COVID-19 Video Series on our YouTube channel featuring these stories. Videos can be in any language and will be subtitled on YouTube. If you're interested in submitting a video to be part of this series, follow the guidelines below.
Please respond to one of the two sets of questions for your video. Videos should be no more than 5 minutes long.
Session I: Stories from communities told by fishers
- Challenges: What has been the biggest challenge your community has faced as a result of COVID?
- What did you do: What was the most successful response to these challenges?
- How: What resources or support has allowed for you to respond and adapt? Did this change over time?
- Advice: What advice would you give other fishers dealing with the ongoing challenges posed by COVID?
Session II: Value chain innovations to cope with/adapt to COVID
- Challenges: What are the greatest challenges that COVID-19 brings to your fishing/seafood business?
- What did you do: What did you do to adapt/cope?
- How: How have you, fishers in your community, and partners in the supply chain had to adapt the way you normally bring your catch to market as a result of COVID?
- Advice: What changes/innovations are you retaining (or will you retain) moving forward?
Video Submission Guidelines
- Read some tips below on how to shoot a professional video on your phone.
- Select one of the question sets to respond to.
- Record a video (approximately 5 minutes) of your stories and experiences during the pandemic. Videos can be in any language and will be subtitled on YouTube.
- Introduce yourself: Say hello, your name, where you are and what you do.
- Respond to your chosen question set
- Send your video on WhatsApp to (415) 610-8248 OR send using WeTransfer.com to our email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Make sure to include your name and title in your submission. Please contact us at email@example.com if you need guidance on using WeTransfer.
Tips for Shooting a Professional Video on Your Phone
- Find a quiet space with minimal background noise that is not echoey.
- Find an interesting background with good lighting and no shadows on your face. If you are outside, make sure the sun is behind the camera person/phone.
- Hold your phone horizontally, keeping it as straight and level as possible.
- Keep your phone steady and check every so often to make sure the camera focus is on you. Having someone else record or placing your phone on a tripod instead of holding it would be great options if possible.
- Speak clearly and casually. Look into the camera as if you’re addressing a group of people. Don’t feel rushed and if you need to start again or shoot a few takes, that’s ok!