Here's the complete rundown of the guidelines. Changes and additions may be added.
SET A REMINDER.
Create an alarm or a calendar event on your phone to go off either on your birthday or on the date of your birthday celebration.
Grab footage of the best moments of your birthday celebration that you can and at the highest resolution your camera or phone will allow. Try to keep your clips within 1 minute each, but take as many as you like until you get THE moment you want to submit. The more clips you get, the better chance you'll have at getting the best moment. DO NOT film vertically. Vertical video clips will not be accepted, so be sure to hold your phone/camera horizontally so your screen is wide rather than tall.
SEND IT TO ME.
Once you've got the moment you want to submit, email it to [email protected]
HOW CLIPS WILL BE SELECTED:
Obviously, I'll be getting multiple clips for any one particular date, and I'm sure it'll happen all throughout the year. So here's how I plan to handle it. I'm going to choose which is the most powerful of the submissions for any given date based on content. And not just visual content necessarily, so I encourage people to include explanations with their submissions if there is any kind of compelling background story that may not be obvious on the surface of your clip. At the beginning of next year when I post the video, I plan to include any text given to me by the submitters. I'm approaching this as an unbiased party looking for a cool video project (meaning my friends and family have only as good a chance at making it in this video as everybody else who submits a clip), and I thought this would pretty friggin neat if we could pull it off.
IF THE CLIP OF YOUR BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION HAPPENS ON A DIFFERENT DAY FROM YOUR ACTUAL BIRTHDAY:
Because sometimes your birthday happens on a freaking MONDAY. I'll still accept your video, but you must be willing to accept the spot in the video for the date that your clip was filmed. So, if your birthday is on April 12, but you celebrated it and filmed it on April 14, if you get chosen then your clip will get the April 14 spot in the video rather than your actual birthday. This just keeps with true chronological order.