A key part of the campaign will be a short film educating our audience on what has happened in the past so they can learn what has worked well from both male and female perspectives.

Your answers will empower them by giving actionable tips on how they can show up to do more for women.

It will also showcase how both men and women can help build a gender-equal world by being part of the social enterprise movement.

We’re going to use this film to raise the profile that social enterprises are about creating a more gender-equal world in the community, in the media, amongst decision-makers and, of course, amongst the general public. To do this we’re going to need your help.

Send us your footage!

We need to capture your social enterprise in action!

Whether you’re manufacturing a product, delivering services, driving buses, stocking shelves or delivering vital supplies to vulnerable groups – we want to paint as broad a picture of the social enterprise movement as possible.

Some key things to note are:

  • We’re not after anything too long – just a few seconds showing your social enterprise in action.
  • There will be a voiceover narrating a script over the footage so no-need to worry about sound quality.
  • No talking heads, please!

Please send your footage along with a short description of what the footage shows and what your social enterprise does to our Content Manager, Shehan, at isabellahernandez@socialenterprise.org.uk 

Top Filming Tips

Filming on a phone should work perfectly, though if you do have proper filming equipment then, of course, please do use it. If you’ve not done any filming before here are some tips, most of which are pretty obvious.

Film in landscape

This would make it easier to share on social media

Lighting

Make sure that the lighting is not too bright or too dark. Avoid bright sunlight which can create shadows on the wall and too much glare. 

Rule of thirds

When filming, use the rule of thirds. Divide the screen of your iPhone into thirds, vertically and horizontally. The person being filmed should fit in the intersection between two of these lines i.e. on the right or left of the screen, not the centre. More on this and other techniques (used in Hollywood!) in this article https://www.videomaker.com/article/c02/18610-the-basic-rules-of-composition

There are also some good tips in this short article from the University of St Andrews