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How to Make Short EA Videos?

byRisto_Uuk25d22nd May 2019No comments

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At EA Estonia, we focus a lot of our attention on high-fidelity communication methods, including long-form blog posts and podcast episodes, intense reading clubs and discussion group, and meeting with people for several hours of conversation every week as part of research projects.

Someone with great video skills and tools approached us recently with an offer to make short videos about EA. The idea is to make roughly 10 videos covering various EA-related topics in under 30 seconds. Maybe just one idea and a vivid example to illustrate it. The impetus for this is that short videos get shared widely and are easy to consume, and we might find very promising people who haven't heard of us yet.

Some ideas we currently have are the following:

  1. How did you first hear about EA and why is it important to you?
  2. What is effective altruism and how does it look like in practice?
  3. What conditions do farm animals live in and how to help them effectively?
  4. How can we donate money smartly? Share a few recommendations and examples.
  5. How can someone get involved with effective altruism? Share an example of a very successful activity or project.
  6. How important is it to take care of yourself when you want to help others? Share some recommendations for mental health.
  7. What are the best ways to increase your career capital so you could do even more good in the future?
  8. How to do more good in Estonia? What are the most promising projects Estonia needs?
  9. Why is it important to try to reduce existential risks? What can humanity actually do for that?
  10. How to think like a scientist and how can that help us do more good?

So my main question to you is, what mistakes should we avoid here to make sure that wrong ideas about EA don't spread? Is it even a good idea to make these videos? In addition, do you have other ideas for videos?

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