ideas worth doing
April 2022 marked the beginning of the most audacious project we have embarked upon so far at Oxford talks. We have set ourselves on a global journey to identify and share 2500 thought-provoking ideas from 50 cities and across 35 countries worldwide. Our mission is to create a global sense of connectedness and discover ideas that have the potential to define the time we are living in. Along the way, we will raise £1M for charities across these 50 cities by auctioning all the final 2500 videos as NFTs and proving that the future belongs to those who don't add to the noise to the world but to those who have "ideas worth doing".
Phase 1 Curation
You will be allocated up to 10 hours of 1:1 consultation to make sure you can communicate your idea in the best manner possible. Together, we will analyze your talk content, investigate media interstitials to be inserted into the talk, affirm its independence from any direct religious or political agendas. Furthermore, we will make sure that the content of the talk adheres to TikTok and YouTube’s publishing policy. These sessions are tailored to your individual needs and entail but do not strictly adhere to the following format:
● What is an Idea?
● Orator ideas
● Connect ideas and stories
Script and Style
● Oratory style
● Identify storytelling mode
Media and Distribution
● Audience breakdown
Media and Distribution
● Editing review and feedback
● Style review
● Final feedback
Phase 2 Production
Venues and Equipment
The talks will be filmed at iconic venues across 50 cities we will be visiting. The decision to choose a particular venue rest with the Oxford Talks curation and production team and is primarily based on the availability and production facilities at a particular location. For our first city Oxford, we have chosen the Oxford Union.
The Oxford Union Society, commonly referred to simply as the Oxford Union, is a debating society in Oxford, England, whose membership is drawn primarily from the University of Oxford. Founded in 1823, it is one of Britain's oldest university unions and one of the world's most prestigious private students' societies.
The Oxford Union has a tradition of hosting some of the world's most prominent individuals across politics, academia and popular culture, including US Presidents Ronald Reagan, Jimmy Carter, Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton, British Prime Ministers Winston Churchill, Margaret Thatcher, John Major, David Cameron and Theresa May, Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan, activists Malcolm X, the Dalai Lama, Tommy Robinson, Mother Teresa and Jordan Peterson, actors Morgan Freeman, Mark Hamill and Alec Baldwin, musicians Sir Elton John and Michael Jackson, and sportspeople Diego Maradona and Manny Pacquiao
To accommodate the current uncertainty caused by the pandemic and busy schedule of your fellow orators travelling internationally, we follow a pooling format i.e whenever 10 locators have passed their curation training and are ready to film their talks we book the venue and film their talks.
Our in-house equipment list is extensive and includes cameras such as the Sony FS7, Canon C300 Mark II, Canon 1DX Mark II and Sony A7s Mark II, Red Digital Cinema cameras – with a full complement of high-end lenses, lights and audio equipment. On the day, we will provide you with prompters and playback screens. This means you don’t have to memorize the talk content and read it off a prompter if you prefer. On the other hand, the playback screen will help you go through your video immediately after recording to have a glimpse of your performance and re-record parts where you feel necessary. We can also accommodate any reasonable lighting, stage design, or camera equipment requests.
Phase 3 Distribution
- An NFT of your video will be released on OpenSea to be auctioned after 1months from the filming date.
- 25% of cash proceedings will go back to you as a "loyalty" on your digital asset and 25% will be directed to a charitable cause of your choice.
- The smart contract wil behosted on ETH.
- Parts of the videos will be divided into 6 bite-sized educational videos and will be released on our TikTok channel with 165K followers and 2.5M likes.
- We will invite you to a series of 3 TikTok live interviews to interact with our audience.
- You will have the chance to market your product/service through our TikTok Shop.
The Oxford talks is a Red Border Contributor at TIME Magazine and we will nominate the best idea and the orator fora cover on TIME