Short video submissions wanted for the world’s first
House & Pet Sitting Conference
We appreciate that many of you are unable to attend the House & Pet Sitting Conference due to travels, house sits, location, or other commitments. But you can be at the conference in video format if you like...
The aim of the conference is to inspire and inform newcomers to the house sitting lifestyle. So we’re looking for lots of short videos to fit in between the speakers and events over the weekend.
We’d love you to be a part of this conference, and welcome your video submissions.
Video Submission Form at the bottom of this page
Here are our video guidelines:
1) Maximum length: 2 minutes
We’re looking for quick, short, punchy videos. You can fit A LOT into 2 minutes. You don’t have to make it 2 mins long. It can be shorter if you like. Here are a couple of short videos, just as examples of what can be fitted in to a tight timeframe.
2) Aspect ratio
We’d prefer videos to be “widescreen” format, rather than upright mobile-phone-style video. If you are editing your video, ideal output ratio is 16:9. A good minimum standard to work to is 1280 pixels x 720 pixels (often called HD (High Definition), or 720p).
The first video above is ideal, at high enough resolution, and in the correct aspect ratio (16:9). The second video is an older one, so resolution isn't really good enough, and it is at the old 4:3 aspect ratio. The third video is also not ideal in terms of quality or aspect ratio, but gives you an idea of what can be squeezed in to just 1 minute!
3) Intro screen – 3 seconds
Please download this conference image/logo, and place it at the start of your video for 3 seconds, if you are editing your own video.
Simply right-click the image and select "Save Image As" to download to your computer:
If you don't know how to do this, don't worry. You can still submit your video, and if we decide to use it we'll add the logo ourselves.
4) End credit – 3 seconds
Feel free to add a static image at the end of your video with your website, and logo if you have one – 3 seconds max please.
5) Use of video
We would ask that you don’t share or publish your video anywhere before the conference, but would be happy for you to do so afterwards. We will also need you to confirm that you understand that by submitting a video you agree to allow House & Pet Sitting Conference to use it however they see fit.
6) No guarantee of being featured
We are looking for great quality videos that are exciting, interesting and inspirational. We can’t promise to feature every video we receive. But we do hope to feature as many as possible.
Music: Please feel free to use any music you like. The conference venue has a music licence, so should cover any music use in videos
Topic: The conference is going to cover many aspects of house and pet sitting, and will be divided into the following sections over the two days:
- What is house sitting?
An introduction to the event, some inspiring stories of house sitting lifestyles, and an overview of what house sitting is and isn't. What do home owners expect, and what should a house sitter expect from the house sitting exchange?
- Let’s get inspired!
A look at the wide variety of lifestyles that house sitting can support. Where in the world can you house sit? What is your most important first step if you wish to become a house sitter?
- Anyone can house sit!
Meet some of the amazing people who have made house sitting part of their lifestyle. Get excited and inspired - anyone can incorporate house sitting into their lives.
- It’s all about the pets!
Most house sits happen because people want their beloved pets to stay in their own home while the owners are away. Find out more about the pets and the responsibilities involved.
- Applying for house sits
Getting started, making your first applications, and the excitement of securing your first house sit
- Making the most of your house sit
Enjoying the house sit, fulfilling expectations, reviews, repeat sits and much more
- The bigger picture
Where house sitting could take you in the future. More on lifestyle choices and options. Getting paid as a house and pet sitter
- Financing your new lifestyle
Full-time travel, becoming nomadic, and earning a living while travelling
So, let's get creative. You can submit videos in any style you like... you talking to camera, an edit to music, an interview, lifestyle overview, anything at all....
We look forward to seeing what you come up with...
Some ideas just as inspiration to get you thinking:
- What is your story?
- How did you get into house sitting? How has it changed your life?
- Where have you been? What have you seen?
- What is the best thing about house sitting?
- What are your future plans?
- Do you have a home base? How much “stuff” do you own?
- What is your #1 tip?
- Anything else you have to share about your amazing lifestyle.
Video Submission Form
Please note: just send info about your video here. You'll be using WeTransfer to send the actual video itself, details at the bottom of the form: