Guide to Canvassing – for Yes Equality
Guide to First Time Voters – for BeLonG To Youth Services
Date created: Mar – May 2015
About the Project: I volunteered to create some informational videos for the Yes Equality coalition in the 2015 Marriage Referendum. The brief was to create some straightforward informational videos that could be sent to potential canvassers to help build their knowledge, and to inform first time voters on how to cast their vote properly.
I used the iPad app Adobe Spark Video (formerly Adobe Voice) to create these videos, and used text slides as they are really effective on social media. Adobe Spark is now also available as a desktop tool and I really recommend trying it out – it’s free and incredibly easy to use. The videos were widely used and shared, and got a great response on Facebook particularly.
By the way, I also helped out a little bit with the video below, which was created to encourage people to get out and canvass for Yes Equality. The video was conceived by Peter McGuire and directed by Rory Bresnihan; the part I played was small (some advice on optimising the video for social sharing) but I wanted to include it here cause it’s just so lovely <3