Guanajuato
Mexico

Promotional videos of OWHC Cities

BACKGROUND

After an unusual year during which cities were called upon to adapt and innovate, the time has come to maximize the outreach of our world heritage!

With this in mind, the Organization of World Heritage Cities (OWHC) invites you, as a representative of an OWHC member city, to highlight your pride and creativity by sending us video excerpts and photos of your city to be used in a short, inspirational video clip – an opportunity to showcase internationally the resources and uniqueness of your city on social media!

Seek inspiration in Angra do Heroismo, Portugal, from the sea, historic remnants and mountains. Imagine being at the very centre of this heritage jewel experiencing its authenticity, wide range of landscapes and colours.

The OWHC, with the assistance of the video creation firm Frangin, based in Québec City, wishes to produce short videos (30 seconds to 1 minute) to highlight the heritage of the OWHC member cities. We need the following elements to produce a video about your city:

  • Quality video images
  • Some fun facts for the international public to discover

Here is some information to guide you and make sure we can create a quality video clip:

VIDÉOS ET PHOTOS

Please provide us with a minimum of 2 minutes and a maximum of 10 minutes of video footage that highlights your city. Ideally, provide us with both general images (landscapes, aerial views, life scenes, etc.) and images related to the selected fun facts. If you would like to share videos longer than 10 minutes with us, please indicate us the relevant passages.

If you have access to the filmed source images (without colorimetry or editing), we could more easily create a high-quality video. It would therefore be necessary to find the multiple video files that were used to make the final video(s) that were produced in your city.

If you do not have access to these source files, simply send us the promotional videos you have, in the highest quality possible.

A bank of well-identified photos can also be useful (maximum 50 photos).

Ideal resolution, videos and photos: 1920 x 1080 pixels or more if available.

Procedure for sending videos and photos

  1. Go to: https://frangin.wetransfer.com/ 
  2. Send your video and photo files to the following email address: [email protected]. We kindly ask that you do not exceed a total of 50 GB in total.
  3. Remplissez les deux premières sections du formulaire de participation et d’autorisation d’utilisation des vidéos:
Participation form

FUN FACTS

In section 3 of the same form as shared above, please provide us with the following basic information::

  • Name of the heritage site(s)
  • Population (number of inhabitants)
  • General facts
  • Fun facts

Select 2 or 3 general facts of about 10 to 15 words (maximum 20) each, to put your city in context (to write them, think of an international audience who would not know it at all).

Select 3 or 4 more specific facts about your heritage site such as “fun facts”, about 10 to 15 words (maximum 20) each. Select elements which are easy to understand without context, that catch the eye and make you want to travel there! Whether they are funny, unusual, intriguing, surprising or even unknown!

You know the videos you have: ideally choose written elements that are related to those images, which we can easily illustrate with what you provide us.

We will choose 3 of these facts. We reserve the right to slightly modify the sentences, for purely aesthetic purposes. For any substantial change in the content, your approval will be requested.

For any question, please contact Andréanne Charest: [email protected]

More promotional videos!

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Angra do Heroismo, Portugal

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