You will eventually (over the course of the several school years, should you continue) do a video upload of yourself teaching one concept or exercise from each and every video (currently 33). There are some books and DVD's with the same or similar title.
Remember: You do not need to do a video upload for any books, only for the DVD's. With some of the DVD's that have similar book titles, you may use the book in your video, but there is no need to do an upload for any book.
Notes: Relax. Enjoy.
The other purpose of the video uploads is to see and hear you teach.
So, please do not hold up cards or paper with what should be your words
Do not use titles, scrolling text or anything fancy or added, especially that would disguise your voice.
We want to see and hear you teach something from the video.
Video tape yourself teaching one exercise from an assigned DVD.
Using the Ballet DVD, for example: Tendu - You could hold onto a chair, railing, dresser, etc. and explain and show how to do the exercise, like on the video. It is not necessary to do the exercise on both sides or even with music. An explanation and brief demonstration of how to execute it will be fine. You may choose any of the exercises on the video. This same type of thing may be done for all the active video uploads. Please do not explain first and then show. Rather teach and talk while you are doing the explanation. Please do not just show the exercises. We must see and HEAR you explaining the exercise as you are doing it.
Upon completion, you'll be receiving a "Teacher's Certificate." Therefore we must see and hear you "Teach!"
You may see many examples from previous students on the Facebook page in a tab at the top of the page that says, "Photo." Or just scroll way down the page to see what others have done. No need to reinvent the wheel and come up with your own exercises here. The idea is to show me that you will have studied the material at hand. Not all uploads in the past were done correctly. You will be able to tell which ones followed directions.
Many of you took a more professional approach to your videos in level one and that is to be commended. This year, though, let's take it up a notch by being mindful of your background, lighting, sound quality, no text, teaching your concepts, more movement, etc.
Try to have a blank wall with no furniture behind you.
Make sure when doing movement, that we can see your whole body.
During your introduction, please say, "Hi, my name is... and I'll be teaching from the XYZ video by Pastor Lynn Hayden and Dancing For Him Ministries." Hold up the video while you say that.
If you are doing editing transitions, try not to chop off the end of 'Ministries' when you talk. In other words, you may want to pause for a few more seconds before stopping the camera or don't edit so closely to your words. When you put a transition in, remember it will cut about 2 seconds into the video. So after you say 'ministries,' please keep a few seconds on the film before cutting it. Then your transitions will be smooth and will not chop off your words.
IMPORTANT: Please do not use copyrighted music. You may use DFH music, "Having Done All" or "Breath of Life."
If you will have followed these guidelines, then your video may possibly be chosen for the upcoming, "DFH Movement Connection." This will be a site where people may go and choose clips from which to learn.
Level I students who do exceptional work and follow these guidelines, may also be chosen as well.
I can not guarantee that everyone will get chosen. Only outstanding videos with good content and nice backgrounds/lighting, etc.
Have fun with it!!
Please “tag” your accountability partner (AP) when you upload and post your video assignments. (This info is accurate and functional at the time of writing--January, 2015. Facebook (FB) may change tag features in the future, making this document obsolete.)
For those who don't know how to tag people on FB. It's quite simple. Just type the person you want to tag. For example, say you want to tag your AP for the next video assignment.
1. After pasting the URL/sharing from YouTube into Facebook’s “Level 1 DFH School” group page,
2. be sure to give it an assignment title (ie. Creative Worship DVD upload),
3. and then type your AP's name, making sure it "lights up" and is selected.
Example: My AP is Tanya Lisa Perez. When I start typing the word “Tanya,” Facebook opens a small drop-down box with name suggestions of members in the group. Make sure you capitalize the first letter of the name when you type, and type only the first name. (If you put a space after the name, the drop-down box disappears) Pick and click on the correct person you want. So, for me, I type "Tanya" and click on Tanya Lisa Perez when it appears in the drop-down box. Her name is now in the comment box, and I can see a faded blue highlighted box around the name, which indicates I have successfully tagged her. If the faded blue box is missing, I have failed to tag the person. I must try again. After your status or comment is posted, the tagged person's name will be appear in bold lettering.
The purpose of the tag is to let FB notify that person to come look at what you posted. This is very helpful for assignments and also conversations. You may also “tag” people in comments. If you only want to include only their first name in the tag, you may delete their last name after you’ve tagged their full name,but make sure their first name has the blue highlighted box around it. (Note: some older versions of Facebook don’t show the drop-down box immediately, you have to type an @ sign in front of the name you want to tag)
Also, there is LIKE button included with every comment box. It is in small blue letters under a post or comment. When you click LIKE on the post/comment, this will notify the commenting person that you have read their comment, and you “like” it. It also serves as common courtesy, and acknowledges that you have read it. The word LIKE will change to UNLIKE after you clicked LIKE. This is an option for you to undo your LIKE, if you accidentally clicked it, or you changed your mind. A thumbs up mark will appear and indicate how many people liked the comment.
God bless you on your journey with Dancing for Him Ministries!
by Sarah Lin (A DFH Student)
Sometime after December 31st, once everyone has registered and I've completed the administration for everyone, I'll send an email announcing when we will have our first phone chat for orientation. Any time on or before January 31st, you will upload your first video of introduction.
This is where you can practice all the tips mentioned above. But more importantly, it is a time where we can hear and see you! We can find out a little about you. So the focus of the 4-6 minute video will be: