If you’re participating in one of our online courses/certifications, following is how you submit videos to us for assessment or coaching.
You can upload your video to the following platforms, in order of preference:
- Google Drive
Do not submit videos via messenger, email or in any other way, other than indicated above. Links will need to be publicly accessible without password.
The video needs to remain accessible throughout the duration of your course, even if the video has been approved. Do not remove any submitted videos until you have completed your course.
The preferred upload method is YouTube, you can chose to have your videos public, or you can mark them as unlisted, this means that no one finds the video without having the link to it. The reason we prefer YouTube above anything else is because it will allow you to play the video back in slow-motion. Slow-motion is one of the major aspects that will allow you to analyse your own form and technique, meaning, you can see if you’re hitting all the right cues, and whether your form is inline with the demonstration video. Not uploading to YouTube means you will miss out on an extremely important part that will help you improve technique.
Once you have uploaded your video, it will need to get to your assessor in the form of a link on which your assessor can view the video on. Copy and paste the link in an email if requested that way, otherwise paste it in the exam fields that request this information.
Make sure you verify the link before submission, you do this by logging out of wherever you have uploaded the video, and then try to access the link in your browser, just like your assessor would. If you’re experiencing problems, then your assessor will too.
If you need to re-submit a video, just click on the comment that you would have received via email, and paste the link there as a reply, or re-take the exam question.
Do not submit a link with multiple videos. Your assessor has many students to asses, time is valuable, please be considerate and make sure that your assessor does not have to spend time figuring out what video belongs to which part of your assessment. One exam question/assessment requires one video link, unless stated otherwise. Exams with video assessments can only be re-taken an x amount of times (as indicated), if your link is incorrect, you run the risk of being marked for one failed attempt.
You can film with any smart phone, as long as the resolution is at least 640px wide, but the higher the better.
- Your lighting will need to be such that you’re completely visible
- Film horizontally
- Make sure your whole body remains visible at all times
- Front-on means that you will be facing the camera
- Side-on means that you will be facing to one side of the camera
- Plan filming side-on so that the working arm is facing the camera
- Place the camera on a stable surface; like the ground and leaning against something, or on a tripod
- Do a short test run before shooting the actual footage
- Review your footage before you submit it
Filming and shooting photos
Most smart phones or cameras have the ability to shoot with delay, you can set the delay to 10 seconds and get in the frame for the shot. Some even allow you to take multiple shots with one delayed shoot. If you do not have a tripod, you can put your camera on the floor and tilt it up, put it against a kettlebell or other object. Following is an example filmed with a smartphone placed on the ground, this footage is acceptable. www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dlk99jy8Gj8
After you submit your video you should be aware that it has then become part of the public domain, you will need to let your assessor know if you do not want your video to become part of the public domain.