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WANTED: Airmen to be part of national advertising campaign

  • Published
  • By Maj. Sean McKenna
  • Air Force Recruiting Service Public Affairs
Airmen can now be part of the "Do Something Amazing" national advertising campaign thanks to the Air Force's interactive Web Site that features photos and videos of Airmen performing their jobs.

Air Force officials are offering all Airmen the opportunity to submit videos and photos showing Air Force members in action, with the best ones posted to the official Web Site --

To submit a video for consideration, Airmen should go to and follow the instructions.

"Everyone in the Air Force has a great story to tell," said Master Sgt. Deshan Woods, the Air Force Recruiting Service's interactive account executive. "We want this Web Site to be the tool they use to show the world all of the amazing things they are doing every day."

Air Force Recruiting Service and its contract advertising agency will work with individuals and their respective public affairs offices to ensure the highest quality products are posted to the site.

Some things to keep in mind as videos are being made:

-- Send your amazing footage/stories.
-- Show what you do and tell why it's amazing.
-- Tell your name, rank and job.
-- Hold on to all your footage just in case more is needed.
-- Review the submission guidelines on the web site.
-- Find out who your base public affairs officer is before registering.

-- Send videos with a soundtrack or background music (though suggestions are welcome).
-- Send videos of non-Air Force activities.
-- Send videos that violate Air Force code of ethics or classification standards.

Submission guidelines
-- Quantity: There is no limit to the number of videos you can upload.
-- File Size: Videos should be no larger than 40mb.
-- Dimensions: The minimum video dimensions acceptable are 640 x 480.
-- Format: Acceptable video formats are QuickTime, MPEG1, MPEG4, Windows Media and AVI.

Preferred specifications
-- Windows Media Video 9. Total bit rate of 700 kbps at 480 x 360.
-- QuickTime (MPEG4 h.264 codec). Total bit rate of 700 kbps at 480 x 360.

Copyright infringement
Avoid filming anything that could be construed as copyright infringement. This includes, but is not limited to:
-- Background music.
-- Visible logos.
-- Endorsing a product.
-- Using any video footage that does not belong to you.