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- Download Guidelines
View our guidelines on making an It Gets Better Video.
- Download Talking Points
Your video should be authentic, but check out these talking points to make sure your video will have a positive impact.
- View our Safe Messaging Policy
It is a priority of the It Gets Better Project is to ensure safe messaging in all of its communications with youth.
How To Make an It Gets Better Video
Please submit only one video under seven minutes in length.
- YouTube/Google Account
In order to upload your video, you must have a valid YouTube account.
- Clear sound is crucial.
If no one can hear it, no one will watch it. Make sure to shoot in quiet environments and project.
- Don't backlight.
Make sure light is on your face and not behind it — i.e. don't sit in front of a bright window.
- Title and tag your video.
Use the title "It Gets Better" and include your name and location - ex: "It Gets Better: Dan and Terry in Seattle".
Use tags to describe your video so that other people can find it — ex: "Christian lesbian Nebraska" or "Seattle gay couple".
- Include a caption script.
If you can, submit a transcript of your video as a caption file on YouTube. This will help make sure your video is accessible to deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals as well as users internationally thanks to Google translate.
- Please don't use our logo.
Please don't use our logo in your video, as it is trademarked.
Share your story of how it got better and provide countless young adults with the inspiration and hope that you wish you had while growing up.
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