Community Corner Submissions

14Y Community Corner Submissions

The 14th Street Y may be closed, but we will still be here for our community.

We’re encouraging 14Y staff and community members to create and share videos featuring adult studies classes, family engagement ideas, helpful tips to keep you busy while at home, and arts + culture content to be featured on the new 14Y Community Corner YouTube channel.

To contribute to the 14Y Community Corner, use the form below. Please take a moment to review best practices for video creation and understand that when you submit a video, 14Y will own the rights to your video in perpetuity.

Not sure what type of video you want to create? This can be anything from tips to staying healthy, recipes, arts and crafts, reading recommendations, hidden talents, etc. If you would want to see your video, then odds are our community will to!

Tips on creating a great YouTube Video:
  • Must sure your video is 2 minutes in length or shorter.
  • If filming on your phone, you will want to hold it horizontally, not vertically. 
  • Make sure your lighting is in front of you and not behind you to avoid unflattering shadows and grainy (blurry) video.
  • Always make sure your volume/ mic is up and on so you can have sound. Do a sound test before you begin filming. 
  • Make sure your surroundings are conducive to a welcoming environment (i.e. don’t have loud music on in the background if you are doing a lesson, etc.)  
  • Take steady video. If you have a tripod or stabilizer use that. If not, you can lean your phone on a book or something sturdy. 
  • Use the backside of your phone to take video, frontside video does not offer the best quality.
  • Set up your shot. Make sure you are aware of what is in view and in the frame. 
  • Please DO NOT use music in your video unless it’s free to use. YouTube’s Audio ID technology automatically scans and detects copyrighted songs inside videos and, depending on who owns the rights, disables the audio or serves additional advertising on the video that is paid back to the rights holder.
Additional Resources

Filming Best Practices – This is a great visual guide! 

Free Music Options:

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  • This can include your name, title, and program.
  • We can also help with this! Keep it short and to the point.
  • What does your video cover, what does it show or teach, what is the purpose of the video? If people will need items to participant, please list those up. If you have directions to something, include that as well.
  • Upload Video

    In your video, please be sure to state your name and how you are associated with the 14th Street Y. Videos must be two minutes or shorter, and must be appropriate for all audiences. All videos must be filmed horizontally so that it looks good on YouTube. Your video will be edited to include a 14Y branded end slate and will be promoted across multiple digital channels. By submitting your video, you are agreeing to 14Y’s use of your video in perpetuity.
  • Accepted file types: mp4, mov.
    Please upload your video as an .mp4 or .MOV file.
  • If your video is uploaded to an external website or dropbox, please enter the link here. The video must be downloadable.
  • Please upload a thumbnail image. 1280 pixels wide by 720 pixels tall is preferred.
  • If your thumbnail image is uploaded to an external website or dropbox, please enter the link here. The image must be downloadable. 1280 pixels wide by 720 pixels tall is preferred.
  • Artist Agreement for Digital Content Creation

    The “Artist” refers to the contributor of content shared with the 14th Street Y and the Educational Alliance for the purpose of distribution on our digital channels including but not limited to social media, the 14th Street Y website, and email marketing. The Artist agrees that the 14th Street Y and the Educational Alliance own the digital material created virtually for this performance and its future distribution and use. The aforementioned shall not apply to any subsequent work product for which no equipment, supplies, facilities, or trade secret information of the Educational Alliance was used and that was developed entirely during the Artist’s own time. The future use and development of such ideas, designs, symbols, writings, and creations will be the property of the Artist. It is expected that the Artist will acknowledge the influence of the Educational Alliance in their subsequent work, as applicable.
  • By typing your name, you as the “Artist” agree to the Artist Agreement for Digital Content Creation, detailed above.
  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY