Thank you for helping make content for the Active Project!

These instructions will correspond with the video opportunities available at this sign-up link. To create an Equipment Comparisons video, reach out to us at activeproject@kellybrushfoundation.org as these videos will take significantly more preparation.

  1. Use these instructions to form the template for your videos.
  2. Customize the information to the sport the video is focused on, and make modifications if the sport has relevant information to a topic. For instance, the “Rules” for handcycling are quite simple, whereas the “Rules” video for wheelchair basketball will be much longer and more in depth.
  3. Once you make your first batch, feel free to sign up for more, especially transfers, transport videos, and content for the Intro videos. Those three types of videos may be as short as 30 seconds and make a huge difference!

Once you’re ready to submit your content, use this link to upload your contributions!

Instructions for a Good Video:

  • Always shoot horizontal!
  • Shoot for 720p resolution or better (most modern cell phones do this)
  • Use a tripod or a very steady friend
  • Keep wind & background noise down
  • Speak clearly and concisely
  • Reshoot a shot if you mess up
  • Break your video up into parts so you don’t have to nail it all in one shot
  • Wait a second once recording before starting to speak so it’s easy to edit
Introductions

These videos will be quite short, and we will assemble everyone’s submissions into a single Intro for each sport. A video of you participating can be as short as 15 seconds, and your spoken testimonial can be similarly short.

  • Include videos of you having fun
  • Share a brief clip of you talking about what you love about the sport
  • Ideally, include clips of you in different settings, or participating in the activity in different ways

Intro

Equipment Comparison – Experts Needed

These videos are going to be very technical, and will require significant preparation (and access to several different kinds of equipment. These may be the longest videos for each sport. We suggest aiming for 3-5 minutes. If you’re interested in producing one of these (or know someone qualified to make one), please reach out to activeproject@kellybrushfoundation.org.

  • Include an overview of the differing types of equipment, including advantages and disadvantages
  • Try to be as comprehensive as possible, covering all the major styles.
  • Be visual – ideally each type of equipment would be shown, but pictures & video can represent those that aren’t physically available
  • Be as unbiased as possible in your overview
  • Keep things brief, and only hit on the key points
  • Feel free to create a comparison chart that goes into more detail – we can include that below your video
  • Make sure to discuss common customizations and adaptations (i.e. quad grips or chairlift loading assist)
  • Please reference necessary modifications for quad-level injuries

Examples of likely topics/phrases:

  • “There are three main types of handcycle, each of which are available from a few different manufacturers. Each type has its advantages and disadvantages, and you may want to try a few different kinds before deciding on the right one for you.”
  • “E-assist is a popular feature for offroad handcycles, as it extends your range from a couple miles to over 20.”
  • “For anyone with a quad-level injury or limited hand use, quad grips are available on almost all handcycles, check out the Tips & Considerations for High Level Injuries for more info.”

We need videos of the following content:

  • Offroad Handcycling
  • Handcycling (Road)
  • Hockey
  • Hiking/All-Terrain
  • Swimming
  • Wakeboarding
  • Rugby
  • Basketball
  • Tennis
  • Monoskiing
  • Wheelchair Racing
  • Archery
  • Nordic Skiing
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Crossfit
  • Dance
  • Equestrian
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Paddleboarding
  • WMXC
  • Surfing
  • Waterskiing

Intro

Injury Level-Specific Considerations

Length: 1 to 3 minutes

  • These may be broken into para and quad or may only require a quad-level video.
  • The purpose of these brief overview videos is to explain any unique considerations a newcomer may want to know to customize the sport for their needs.
  • This is a good opportunity to talk about things like: rugby being more catered to quads, quad grips being necessary for handcycling, etc.

Intro

Tips & Tricks

Length: 15 seconds to 1 minute

  • Share all the little tricks you wish someone had told you way sooner!
  • Create a separate clip for each tip, and we can assemble them or display them as a library of everyone’s tips on the sport page.
  • Tips can be super small or life-changing. Take this fender off, bend this part, use this grease, get a chest strap, etc.

Intro

Sport Specific Rules & Venue Info

Length: 2-4 minutes
Use this video as the way to give an overview of the rules, how the sport works, and anything someone would want to know before they show up for their first day.

  • By this point, people have seen what the sport looks like and what the equipment is, but they may still not really know how it works.
  • For court sports: give a quick overview of the rules and how the game works (Be Visual!)
  • For outdoor sports: Share any necessary venue info (getting on a lift, Rules of the Road, etc). Use video examples wherever possible, and feel free to let us know if something deserves its own video (like getting on a lift).
  • For outdoor sports: Share any necessary venue info (getting on a lift, Rules of the Road, etc). Use video examples wherever possible, and feel free to let us know if something deserves its own video (like getting on a lift).
  • For all sports: share any etiquette tips, “inside baseball” (like what faux pas everyone should know), and feel free to speak to any variations worth knowing about.”

Intro

Equipment Transport

Length: 1-3 minutes. Similar to transfer videos, these videos should just explain how you transport your equipment and focus on your personal strategy.

  • Try to show from beginning to end, stopping at each step, to identify the key motions, handholds, and tricks.
  • Film loading and unloading, and feel free to show multiple tactics (if you know more than one).
  • Consider other injury types as you make your video (for instance, how does this process vary with limited ab mobility or hand function?)
  • Talk people through the transfer, and emphasize that it takes some practice, but they’ll get the hang of it
  • Feel free to send us useful written information like whether certain cars work better than others, any off-the-shelf or custom tools help with the process, etc.
  • Our goal will be to include several different versions from different people, so folks can find a way that works best for them.

Intro

Transfers

These videos are similar to the transportation videos, in that we’d like each type of equipment to have a number of videos showing the possible ways to get in and out depending on level of injury, body type, and preference. Your transfer video can vary in length, but aim to stick to the point without skipping over important steps. Aim for 45 seconds to 1.5 minutes, but if you’re sharing useful info feel free to go a bit longer.

  • Transfer videos are divided into para and quad, so you only need to cover one.
  • Try to show from beginning to end, stopping at each step, to identify the key motions, handholds, and tricks.
  • Film transferring both ways, and feel free to transfer multiple tactics (if you know more than one).
  • Consider variations in injury within para or quad as you make your video (for instance, how does this transfer vary with limited ab mobility?)
  • Talk people through the transfer, and emphasize that it takes some practice, but they’ll get the hang of it.
  • Our goal will be to include several different versions from different people, so folks can find a way that works best for them and their injury.