Friday, 25 February 2011

YouTube Gives Non-Profits a Voice... and Cash!

Everyone, everywhere knows about YouTube. And it's a great platform for letting the world know who you are and what you think. Now YouTube is giving charities and non-profit organisations a megaphone with which to shout their message and awarding grants as part of their DoGooder Nonprofit Video Awards.

This will be the 5th anual DoGooder Awards and YouTube is encouraging more and more people to get involved. Here's the official press release:

Beginning today, video submissions will be accepted until March 2, 2011 when a panel of expert judges will select four finalists in each category, which include Best Small Organization Video, Best Medium Organization Video, Best Large Organization Video, and Best Thrifty Video (for videos produced for under $500). Ultimately this year’s winners will be determined by the public. The YouTube community will have the opportunity to vote for the best videos among the 16 finalists from March 7th through March 11th. The winning videos in each category will be featured on the YouTube homepage (the nonprofit equivalent of an ad in the Super Bowl) and recognized at the Nonprofit Technology Conference in Washington D.C. on Saturday, March 19th, 2011.

So if you run a charity or non-profit organisation and you made a video in 2010 highlighting the work you do and the individuals you help why not enter.

All you need to do is register yourself with YouTube's Non-Profit Programme and submit your video on the page.

And if you didn't make a video last year but would like to enter next year's competition why not start thinking about the sort of film you could make today! And why not get in touch with Icarus Films to see how we can help you achieve your mini masterpiece and spread your message to the world.

To contact Icarus Films email or phone 01209 718842

Thursday, 10 February 2011

30 Second Webspot Videos from Icarus

Add video content to your website or social networking page with a 30 Second Webspot package from Icarus Films.

Online videos are a great source of entertainment but they can also be used as a powerful marketing tool. Whether its promoting new products & services, demonstrating existing lines or publicising events. Icarus can help you raise your online profile by producing these eye-catching and informative films.

And, now, at an affordable price.

For just £175* Icarus will plan, shoot and edit a 30 Second Webspot and then, once finished, we'll upload the whole thing to the internet for you.

The package includes 1 hour of on location filming and all the editing costs (including the use of royalty free music in the soundtrack). Once completed Icarus will then upload the finished film to YouTube (or a video streaming site of your choice) for you to embed on your website at a later date.

Whether you're a business, charity, individual or community group this is a great way to promote yourself using the power of viral video and the internet.

If you're interested get in touch today – call 01209 718842 or email

*The price quoted is for businesses located in West Cornwall. Businesses operating outside of West Cornwall may incur additional travel costs.