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Community Video With Sergio Figueona #TruLondon

Following my presentation at social media week London, I saw a really interesting keynote from Sergio Figueroa on crowd sourced video that was different, and brilliantly simple. The speaker was a former professional musician, who produces community video, or tells story’s with silent film and subtitles. The community video are shot in mostly inner-city settings and based around a theme. He poses a question, leaves out a few flipcams and lets the people talk and answer in their own words, before mixing the short movie.
He first got the idea for this concept from the commercials made by one of the phone companies where individuals were invited to upload short clips from their phone about “what they were doing now.” I remember seeing the 3 minute commercial broadcast in a cinema, after 1000’s of uploads were meshed together. I remember the range of images, one sentence dialogue, backing music and variety being really powerful, with most of the message coming from the faces of the people, and the story you thought might be behind them. It was brilliant!
The community video followed the same concept. A group of people from a housing association block of flats talking about how they would go about creating more of a community. This was shot against a backdrop of the estate, with a whole range of messages, set against music that actually moves you. Sergei operates as a not-for-profit on these projects, and the hosts sign a contract that he won’t edit anything however negative. He feels that this format encourages people to talk and communicate in a way that they might not otherwise. For different reasons, this again made for a brilliant and moving video. You felt the passion in the people to make things better, and a sense of pride in what they had, rather than despair over what they hadn’t. All the finished products get posted to YouTube. It’s a technique he calls “crowdversation.” Fitting for #trlondon.
This got me thinking about how we might be able to apply this concept in business. If your company can adopt an open attitude to what gets said, it could form a very powerful feedback tool, and a collective message for what needs to get done. Videos collected in a crowd sourced way from a mix of employees, customers and other stake-holders could be a brilliant and positive way to look at a problem, the cause and possible solutions. Multiple images to music also would make brilliant employer brand video, which could well get shared by everyone in it. The more the better.
We have about 10 recent grads taking part in the #truGrad track. (We will also be looking for mentors again.).

I’ve asked Sergei to come and lead the community video track at #trulondon. I’m also going to ask him to make a crowd-sourced community video from them on the application process and the graduate position now. We could make this viral, and it would be a great opportunity to send the finished product to universities, graduate employers, maybe even a few MP’s via my old colleague @TobyPerkinsMP, the shadow education minister.
Now I’m really looking forward to that!
Bill

BigBangLabs

The other “Avatar” movie. #HRCarnival 2010

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After much asking, pleading,bullying, mentioning and twittering, the 2010 Video Edition of #HRCarnival is here. Thanks to everyone who contributed, sent out the message and made this possible.
Without sounding like an oscar speech, VERY SPECIAL THANKS to 2 people who have made this possible:
Lisa Scales from Talent On View who provided the technology. (Not only did Lisa provide the platform but she also spent christmas moving servers when her last provider fell over in order to ensure #HRCarnival could continue and for converting video submissions in various formats in to a format that can be posted here.) Thanks Lisa for all you have done!
Thanks also to Shauna Moerke, better known as H.R.Minion for continuing to organise the project in the background, making sure there is always a host and plenty of content. Like lots of minions Shauna makes both the Carnival and #H.R.HappyHour happen without enough recognition. We appreciate all you do at making us all look good!

Now to the show itself. I will be running 10 video’s per day in no particular order until we run out of video’s. (So far we have about 50.)
You can continue to submit your video HERE for inclusion. For those without a webcam or too shy for camera, I have a solution that means you can take part. Send me a 4-5 slide power point presentation with your picture, thoughts for 2010 and contact details. We will do the rest to turn it in to video and include your thoughts in the 2010 #HRCarnival.

Competition Time:
To make things interesting I will be running 2 competitions each day. You can nominate a video of the day for Best Video and Best Message. At the end of the Carnival I will run the 5 video’s in each category that get the most votes. (1 vote per day in each category per person.) To vote leave your nomination in the comments section.

The winning videos will be screened at #Trulondon 2 in February and the producer will win 2 tickets to a #TruEvent of their choice. You can choose from any of these events taking place globally in 2010 as well as the coveted title of #HRCarnival King/Queen.

Get voting!

Thanks for being ambassadors of both your brand and our community in general. Send for the popcorn and enjoy the show!

Video 1 is from Laurie Ruettimann, well known for her blog PunkRock H.R. and track leader for #trulondon2 in Feb.

Video 2 is from Benjamin McCall who blogs on H.R. and other matters at RethinkHR

Video 3 is from Wendy Jacob, Recruiter who recently launched the blog Wendy The Recruiter

Video 4 is from Raj Mennon who responded to a twitter post. Raj blogs on leadership on his blog 13 apples. A new one to me but now in the reader!

Video 5 is from Jim Stroud. Jim shot this video over the Christmas break as you can see. Jim blogs, trains and makes video’s on recruiting, sourcing and all things social media and is a track leader for #truLondon 2. You can find Jim’s entertaining blog “The Searchologist.”

Video 6 is from Andy Headworth. Another shot over the Christmas break hence the hat and the first signs of a beard. (Do you call that “Green Shoots?”) . Andy is an influential blogger in the U.K. through his blog Sirona Says, was a track leader at #trulondon 1 where he inspired at least 4 new blogs out of would be bloggers (me included), and is a track leader at #truLondon 2.

Video 7 is from a recruiter known as the “Big Biller.” I refer of course to Jerry Albright who is often found (when not filling contracts, counting money or complaining about twitter) on most of the blogtalk radio shows. Jerry blogs at Jerry Albright, Staffing Artist where he also provides a range of downloadable resources free.

Video 8 is a double-header from Michael Long and Kelly Mitton. Michael is well-known for always wearing red shoes running the red shoe project (send Michael pictures of red shoes!) Don’t ask, have a look, and blogs as TheRedRecruiter. Kelly has recently graduated from the University of Buffalo with a degree in business and a concentration in Human Resource Management. Kelly blogs on H.R, Gen Y (unusually from a Gen Y perspective) and other things on her blog tHRyving.

Video 9 is from the recently announced top H.R. influencer (on line anyway) Mark Stelzner. Mark influences, among other places, through his must read blog Inflexion Point.

Video 10: Last but not least is reserved for the real queen of #HRCarnival, Shauna Moerke. Shauna keeps things ticking over as well as co-hosting hugely popular blogtalk radio show #HRHappyHour. Looking at Shauna’s blog, HR Minion, she is currently between contracts so if you have an HR opportunity in or around Minnesota look her up.

That ends today’s episode of #HRCarnival. We will be back tommorow with another 10 videos from the lucky dip that is my in box this year.. I hope you enjoyed these enough to come back. Why not save time looking for tweets and subscribe here for instant notification of the posting.

Two other things to look out for during this carnival. On Monday I will be hosting 3 blogtalk radio shows to look at the predictions from the videos. These go out in Australia and New Zealand at 6.00am – 7.00am GMT (5,00 PM Aus/7.00PM NZ), in the U.K. at 12.00 – 1.00.P.M. and in the U.S. at 6.00 – 7.00 PM GMT (1.00 – 2.00 EST). I will be publishing the dial in numbers and show links tomorrow.

Whilst we have H.R. attention on the Carnival, I will be publishing a special post for any H.R. or Recruiters currently job hunting. The story behind this is that I recently posted some detailed advice on another blog about how to promote yourself through social media. I’m going to reproduce these comments as a blog post and invite any H.R. professionals or Recruiters currently out of work to post links to their linked In profile or resume. Please take a look at the links and help if you can.

Thanks for watching. Keep the entries coming. You can record direct or upload HERE.
Be ambassadors of great HR/Recruiting!

Bill