Give your talents
Skilled Volunteers play an important role in telling our Askers' stories. Compelling photography and narratives can help Givers connect with the individuals in need. A powerful video can help a story go viral, reaching even more people who want to help. If you are a professional or skilled amateur photographer, videographer, or writer who wants to make a difference please fill out the volunteer form below.
POSTER PHOTOGRAPH STANDARDS:
Size & RatioMore Details
Minimum Size: 1200 X 400px Ratio: 3:1
The subject of the photo should be off-center on the right (or left) third of the photo. This allows for the graphic quote block to be layered over the image. The surroundings of the photo should create texture, but not distract from the subject.
Storytelling / Art Direction
The photos, videos, and narratives featured on Red Basket are meant to tell the story of the individuals in need. They should be simple, real, and honest.
The photos should be portraits. The subject should be camera aware. However, photos should not look "acted" or "staged." Smiles may not always be appropriate considering the circumstances of the individual or group, but seek hope in the eyes of the subject.
Videos are a great way for Askers to convey the emotion behind the story and should be honest, personal, and positive. Narratives should be concise, yet compelling and optimistic. More examples of great photos, videos, and narratives can be found on the Give page. More information will be provided upon acceptance as a Skilled Volunteer.
Photos should be color corrected for appropriate contrast and tone, but photo effects should not be applied. Photos should be delivered as color images and cropped to a 3:1 ratio.
Videos should be limited to 2-3 minutes. All Red basket videos are hosted on Youtube and Vimeo, and should be saved in a format compatible with one of these sites.
Narratives should be between 350 and 500 words. A narrative should be an engaging piece that connects the reader with the person rather than just with the adversity they are facing.
Skilled Volunteer Form
Are you a photographer, videographer, or writer? Can you give of your talents? We are looking for Skilled Volunteers to help with Red Basket Projects. Skilled Volunteers are unpaid volunteers. Each story you are a part of will be credited with your logo and linked to your website on the project page.