Greetings Little Longhorn Alumni,
UT Elementary is holding their annual fundraiser on April 20, 2023 and we are looking for UTES Alumni to record short videos for us to show at the event.
Our theme is “Little Longhorn Nation” and we want to show how our alumni have dispersed across the US (and maybe the globe) along the same lines as Big UT’s “What Starts Here Changes the World.”
Using the ThankView link below, please record a video of you saying:
- Your Name
- When you ‘graduated’ from UT Elementary
- Secondary and Postsecondary information
- If you are in high school,
- please state which high school
- your graduation year
- and if you are a senior, where you plan to go to college
- If you are in college or a college graduate, please state where you attend and graduation year
- If you are in high school,
- State something that you learned at UT Elementary and how it has influenced what you want to (or what you did) study in college.
- If you have a shirt from UT or your (current or future) college, please wear it.
- If you choose to record outside, please try to find a place that has low background noise.
- Create a video between thirty seconds and a minute to keep people engaged.
- Be yourself and have fun!
Hi, I’m Sharon Yarbrough, UT Elementary Class of 2010 and The University of Texas at Austin Class of 2022. When I was a Little Longhorn, I loved learning about language from Ms. Tanco and that is why I earned a degree in Writing. Today, I live in Houston where I write for travel website. Thank you Ms. Tanco for helping me become a writer! Hook ‘Em!
I’m Sharon Yarbrough, UT Elementary Class of 2016. I am a senior at McCallum High School and I will be attending San Jose State University in the Fall. My favorite class at UT Elementary was STEAM where we learned to program robots. In college, I will be studying engineering and I hope to build robots again. Thank you to all my teachers for letting me play with robots!
If you have any questions or problems, contact Sharon at email@example.com (Note: Sharon does not have an office at UT Elementary so email is the best way to reach her.)
Link to record your video via ThankView
- You can record directly to ThankView on your desktop or mobile device.
- Make sure to film horizontally so you fill the frame.
- When recording with a phone or tablet, use a tripod or prop it up with something like books for stability. Try not to hold it.
- Keep your device close for good sound quality but far enough away that you are the focus. Try 3-4 feet.
- Choose a location that provides balanced lighting. Try to find a room that has a lot of natural light.
- Record with the window facing you so you benefit from the natural light. If the window is behind you, you will appear shadowed.
- Choose a flattering angle for your recording. Shooting from below is not usually a person’s best angle.
- Avoid echo chambers. Oftentimes sparse offices or conference rooms with glass walls can create a lot of echoes.
- Avoid blustery locations or areas with a lot of foot or vehicle traffic as your device’s mic may pick up noise.