G.O.A.’L Birth Family Search Online Video Campaign

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During 2012 G.O.A.'L will showcase videos from adoptees worldwide, share our stories and help unite families.

Beginning June 2012, G.O.A.’L will start collecting your video submissions to feature on our YouTube channel (youtube.com/goalkorea) as well as embedded on the G.O.A.’L website.

This is an opportunity for you to get your background story and birth family search information published with Korean subtitles through our website. We will also help you translate in case you find your birth family.


Duration: Maximum 3 minutes.
Recommended resolution: Any camera will do, but record in HD (720p or 1080p) if you can.
Language: Any language you prefer. Languages other than English might require more time for us to process as we are depending on limited staff and Korean volunteers to provide translation.

How to submit:

1. Think about how you want to tell your story, why you are searching, what it means to you. The more specific information you have, the better. Register on the G.O.A.’L Website - here.
Here you can provide extensive details about your birth family search that we will add as captions to your video.
2. Record your 3 minute video.
3. Make a transcript of your video, for us to translate.
If you know how to do it, please timecode the transcript.
You can download a free program to create the file with subtitles here: http://subtitleedit.googlecode.com/files/SubtitleEdit-3.2.8-setup.zip
4. Upload your video to Google Drive.
5. Share your video through Google Drive with [email protected]

We will translate and subtext your video in Korean as well as include the relevant information you’ve provided on the website in captions. Finally your video will be published on the G.O.A.’L YouTube channel, on the G.O.A.’L Website and will be promoted through our regular social media channels.

We aim to publish at least 35 videos throughout the year of 2012, possibly more, depending on demand. We aim to publish a new video every week.

Please direct all questions to [email protected]


By submitting this video, I certify that (1) I have read and agree to the G.O.A.’L Rules and Submission Requirements; (2) I am complying in all respects with the G.O.A.’L and Submission Requirements; (3) I own or have the necessary licenses, rights, consents, and permissions to use and submit the attached video; (4) the submitted video is not copyrighted, protected or otherwise subject to third party proprietary rights, including privacy and publicity rights, except for those held by myself or rightfully granted to me.

I understand that by submitting the attached video, I am granting G.O.A.’L a permanent nonexclusive right to publish, display, broadcast, and/or disseminate the video, along with my name and any information regarding the video submission, on any of the G.O.A.’L sites, its affiliates, on television, on YouTube and/or in any other manner or media without further review or compensation whatsoever.

August 1st, 2012 12:00 AM   through   December 31st, 2012 12:00 AM

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