This week, I’d like to flip the script and ask you to help tell a story. I want to tell the story of 9:00 a.m., Saturday morning of people around the United States and around the world.

Anyone, anywhere can do this! If you have a smartphone less than five years old, you’ll produce broadcast quality video. Here’s what you need to do:

  1. A shot with a greeting from you, family, friends, or whoever you like from wherever you are, in whatever language or manner you choose. Don’t forget to say your name, and where you are.

  2. A second shot where you describe where you are and what you’re doing.

  3. A third shot that shows the area around you and what’s going on.

  4. On top of that, any other kind of shot or shots you like. No more than three minutes of video. It can be just people or cars, or boats going around, you holding the camera while you walk through the neighborhood, or you doing what you usually do on a Saturday morning.

Remember: make sure your shots are steady! Tripods are great if you have one. Also, be sure to keep your camera running for three seconds after you finish your shot – we’ll need that space for editing.

When you’re done, I’ve got a dropbox folder for you to upload video to. Email me at mike@fourcher.netso I can send you the settings.

I’ll edit everything and post it within the next week. I know your video is going to be incredible.