Sharing Video Content

The Donor Games Open events require that athletes submit a full workout video in order to participate in the competition. Competitors are also strongly advised to submit a sample workout video before the start of the competition to ensure correct form. These videos are included in the playlist for each Open on the Donor Games YouTube channel.

Guidelines for Recording Your Workout Video

In addition to the workout rules specific to each competition, there are additional video recording guidelines that all competitors must follow.

  • Camera placement: Place the camera at a proper distance to fully capture the entire workout. We recommend setting the camera up 7–8 feet away. Your video should be shot with the subject at a 90-degree angle.
  • Music: Playing popular or recognizable music in the background while you are recording your video may cause a copyright violation with YouTube. Consider using earbuds to listen to music during your recorded workout or select a music track from YouTube’s audio library.
  • Minimum resolution: Please ensure your video is recorded and uploaded at 1080p resolution. This will be crucial for judging your form and movements.
  • Recording with DSLR: Most DSLR digital cameras have a build-in shut off at around 30 minutes. If your workout extends beyond this time period, be sure to have a second camera set up and ready to capture the second half of your workout.
  • Recording with a cell phone:
    • Check that you have enough space to record your workout in its entirety. A good guideline is that if you are recording at 4K resolution, 1 minute is roughly equivalent to 1GB of memory.
    • Set your phone to airplane mode to prevent phone calls from interrupting your recording.

Submitting Your Video Content

All registered Donor Games Open participants will receive an email with credentials needed to download and use the Donor Games app (available in iOS and Android). This app allows for real-time uploading of video content from a mobile device to the Donor Games judges. Learn more about the Donor Games app.

Alternate Ways to Submit A Video

If you are not using the Donor Games app, you can upload a video of your workout in one of three ways, which are detailed below. Each method will generate a shareable link, which you will be asked to provide to Donor Games Open officials via the video submission forms on this website.

  • Dropbox: After you upload the video to your Dropbox account, click on SHARE and use the “Share a link instead” feature, which will allow anyone with access to the link to VIEW your file. Click COPY LINK and then paste that link into the video submission form.
  • Google Drive: After you upload the video to your Google Drive account, right click on the video in your My Drive folder and select “Get shareable link.” On the “Get link” popover, select ‘”Anyone with the link” then click “Copy link.” Paste that link into the video submission form.
  • iCloud: If you record your video using an iPhone, select the video in your photos/camera roll and use the “Copy iCloud Link” under Options for the video. Paste the link into the video submission form.

How to Record Your Workout Video

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