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about 1 year ago

How is your video demonstration coming along?

Video is a good way to demontrate your project idea. Start thinking about how your video will show off your game to the judges and your peers. Need an example? Check out previous winning projects on Devpost and their videos.

 

Here’s some general advice:

 Get organized. Write out a script of what you need to say and demonstrate in your video and rehearse it before recording. Essentially a good script should:

  • Be three to five minutes in length.
  • Include why you built your game.
  • Show a visual walkthrough of your game’s features and functionality.
  • Explain how CSC chain is used in your build and how is CSC chain is integrated.

 

 Start Recording. The great thing about pre-recorded demo videos is that it doesn’t have to be perfect on your first try. Here are some suggestions for recording:

  • Use an emulator or create a screencast with audio narration.
  • There are many programs that might help you such as Quicktime Player for Mac and/or recording a Zoom meeting presentation.
  • Editing is great, but don't go overboard. Focus on the content and flow of your video instead of fancy effects.
  • Before you are done with your video, get feedback from a friend or family member.


 Upload. Don't wait until the last minute to upload your video. Due to file size, format, and your Internet connection, uploading a video to YouTube, Vimeo, or Youku could take anywhere from a few minutes to several hours.  We cannot stress this enough!  There have been many times a submission becomes ineligible due to errors with video rendering and uploading.

 

 Start your submission now 
Now is a good time to make sure that you have all the requirements. There’s nothing worse than getting to the deadline, only to realize that you’re missing a key component. 

Remember: once you submit a project, you can keep editing it as needed at any time prior to the submission deadline. Need a primer on how the submission form works? Head over to our submission form tutorial

Good luck builders!