Call for submissions: do you live in a small space and want to be profiled in a video?
I’m Kirsten Dirksen, a former television producer (MTV, Sundance Channel, Oxygen, Travel Channel) and I now create videos for my husband’s and my website – faircompanies.com – and as a blogger for the Huffington Post.
I am looking for people who live in small spaces (house, apartment, trailer, yurt, etc) who are interested in being profiled for video stories. You would have to have access to a digital video camera (whether a camcorder or something simpler like a Flip camera).
I would then edit your story and it would appear on faircompanies, on the tiny house blog, on my youtube channel and possibly on the Huffington Post and in a documentary I’m working on (see Can living smaller and simpler make you happier?).
What we are looking for:
- People who live in what they consider a small home.
- Access to a digital video camera or the ability to digitize analog video.
- You submit a few paragraphs describing your small home (ideally with photos attached) and explaining why you have chosen to live small (or if you didn’t choose it, what works about it for your lifestyle).
- I will select a few people that we think would make great videos.
- I will send you more information with shooting tips.
- You will videotape your home and I will either interview you via Skype (for an example, see video The Burden of Stuff) or ideally, you (or a friend) will record your own interview describing your home and why it works for you to live small.
- You will send me your digital footage via dropbox.com (I’m open to other options, even mailing tape to me in Barcelona, Spain).
- I will edit your video and post it to the websites mentioned above.
Please contact me with your submissions at firstname.lastname@example.org. I look forward to hearing about some unique small spaces.