One year is made of 365 days and let´s face it, most of those days are normal days. We wake up with our family, we go to work, we meet our friends, do some chores and then head back home to spend time with our loved ones.
During the week we have normal days in our lives. These days for us, sometimes they may seem boring or part of a routine but have you ever wondered how different it is a normal day in Nigeria compared to a normal day in Venezuela? Do you know how people get to work in the US compared to how people drive home in Europe? I´m sure the food Steemians eat in Thailand is very different than the food in Russia...
And that is exactly what this contest is about
Show other Steemians how a normal day in 2017 was for you. You can include whatever you want from your day. Today is monday so you have all the week to prepare your post. Show us what you eat for breakfast, the route you take to get to work, what do you do in you job, the challenges you face everyday, but most importantly show us...
Just a normal day in 2017
This time we have some rules to participate in the contest, why? Because this contest is very visual, so a DTube video fits perfectly to portray a normal day in your life, take some photos and videos with your cellphone and make a video!
Believe me, it is very easy and it will take you only 15 minutes, don´t get sad or disappointed, this is your chance to learn to make videos for your posts!! This means more rewards in the future! What better way to learn to upload a video than to participate in a contest and maybe win some steem!?
The rules to win the prize are these:
- It has to be a video uploaded to DTube.
- You don´t have to appear in the video if you don´t want to, but your normal day must be in the video.
- There is no minimum time but it can´t be longer than 3-4 minutes (the judges have to watch a lot)
- You have to Resteem this post (Let´s get to more Steemians! I want to know how is a normal day all over the world, don´t you?)
- Please use the tags dtube & my2017 and any other tags you want to use.
The entry must be submitted before Sunday the 24th of December at 14:00 UTC and the winners will be announced on the 25th or 26th, depending on the judges... It is going to be Christmas so we cant pressure them to choose, we will all be very busy during those days.
But wait Eric, I don´t know how to make a video!
Of course I´m not expecting a profesional video! You don´t need to add music or edit something as if you are a pro. All you need to do is take some videos with you cellphone and then paste them together by doing this:
Step one: Download Filmora wondershare for Windows or Mac. It is free and very easy to use! If you don´t have a PC you can get the app called Filmora Go for iPhone and Android, just search it in the Play store/App store.
- Watch this tutorial for editing with a computer Filmora tutorial
- Watch this tutorial for editing with the iPhone Filmora for iPhone
- Watch this tutorial for editing with Android Filmora for Android
Step three: Upload to DTube!
Wait wait, I don´t know how to upload a video to DTube!
Well, lucky for you I already did it before so here is a step by step process:
Step one: Go to the DTube website and on the right upper zone click Login. You will need your steemit username and posting key.
Step two: Next to you username in the upper right side of the screen you will see an arrow pointing up, that is the upload logo, click it.
Step three: Drop or select the video you made using Filmora
Step Four: Wait for the video to upload (*) and then while the video is uploading, take a snap (right next to the red square marked with an arrow). This snap will be the cover of your video, so chose wisely. Click Take snap when the video is exactly where you want the front image to be.
Step Five: Click on advanced. In here you will be able to put:
- Title: My 2017: Justa a normal day - Whatever you want to add to the title.
- Description: In here you can put a short description for the video, it will not appear on steemit, only on DTube.
- Tags: You have to use the tags dtube my2017 and whatever other tags you want.
- Steem article body: This is where you will write everything you usually write on Steemit, this is the body of your article. In here you can write whatever you want to give more flavour to your video. For example, I would describe every step of my day that appears on the video.
Step Six: Click on Upload snap and choose the snap you just took, it will be on your files. Then click on Submit and you are done! You just submitted your entry for the contest!
If you find it very hard to do the video edition, you can upload all the separate videos (when you have breakfast, when you go to work, when you play with your dogs etc) one by one in DTube and then copy all the urls in you entry. Make sure to only put the title "My 2017: Just a normal day" only in the final post, not on every post you make with a video, that way the judges and me can recognize your entry.
For example: You can post 5 (or any number) times a different video on DTube (remember it will be posted on Steemit also) and put the title: "Going to work" or "eating a burrito" and then, when you have the urls for every video, make your final post including the videos!
You can upload a lot of videos, but i strongly recommend doing it in one, that way is nicer to look at your normal day!
The total reward pool will be 250 Steem and I will be deciding how to divide them according to the number of entrie the contest has. There will be a definitive Top 3 which will get the bigger part of the price but if there are some onorable mentions, they will receive a share of the Steem.
Try to do your best because the Steem price is rising every minute!
I will be voting on every post that participates in the contest and follows the simple rules stated above.
DTube maybe will vote on the videos they like, they got some good Steem Power so try to make a great video!
Remember I can only make this contest and vote on the posts thanks to the delegation I got from @blocktrades so, if you want to show them your support vote for them as witness here, it will only take one minute!
I hope to see as many entries as the last contest... Good luck my Steemian friend.
This is the video I used to write this tutorial, enjoy my dog barking and me playing the flute (very bad) just to make him bark.
If you have any questions about how to upload a video or how to edit, let me know and I will answer as soon as possible.
Disclaimer: By joining the contest you give me approval to use your posts to nominate them to @ocd and be eligible to get even more rewards. Also I recommend using the tag #ocd-resteem to be eligible to be resteemed by the @ocd account.