Creating Videos in Languages Other Than English

Thursday, April 05, 2018 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM ET

Do you want to learn how to create a great video in a language you don’t speak?

Join the conversation as Laura Godfrey, Chair of the Multilingual Community of Practice, talks with Bryce Spivey, Multimedia Lead and Video Director at The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), about a video his team created entirely in Spanish.

They will explore everything from concept to completion, discuss the entire production process, communication strategies, collaboration, creative techniques, lessons learned, and more.

You Will Learn:

  • The process of creating a video from idea to post production
  • Specific considerations for creating government multilingual videos
  • Creative techniques to shape the viewer’s perspective

Who Should Attend:

Digital content managers, social media and multilingual digital managers, video producers, and anyone interested in widening their reach through multilingual video creation.

About the Presenter

Bryce Spivey is a 4-time Emmy award-winning filmmaker who has directed, produced, filmed, and/or edited over 100 documentary and commercial style videos for clients such as Hilton Worldwide, Lockheed Martin, Levick, and Johns Hopkins University. He has received 11 nominations for Emmy Awards, and has won 2 AVA Digital Awards, 3 Communicator Awards, and 19 Telly Awards—among others.

Over the past two years, Bryce has served as the multimedia lead for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), which recruited him to establish and grow the agency’s entire multimedia program, including photography and video production. During this short time, Bryce and his team received recognition and praise from top government professionals for their creative and innovative approach to convey complex financial concepts in a simple and engaging way through video. In addition to his work at the CFPB, Bryce mentors students and guest lectures about storytelling for the M.S.Ed. in Education Entrepreneurship capstone course at the University of Pennsylvania.

Bryce graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with his bachelor of science in Public Relations and currently lives in Washington, D.C.

Laura Godfrey currently leads the Agency Partnership Program and Multilingual Strategies at USAGov.. With more than 18 years of experience in the digital space, Laura is passionate about building partnerships across government agencies to more effectively deliver government services to the public. As the Chair of the Multilingual Community of Practice, Laura also works on a variety of strategies to help agencies achieve their multilingual goals and build a government-wide network of multilingual professionals to find common solutions to common issues. Prior to this position, Laura managed USAGov en Español (formerly known as, the Spanish language website of the U.S. government (2010-2016). Before joining the U.S. government 12 years ago, Laura worked for the international and private sectors as a communications and marketing professional. Highlights of this work are the Pan American Health Organization (part of WHO) and a health start-up.

Laura has a B.A. in communications from the University of Maryland, advanced classical music studies at the Conservatorio de Música Gilardo Gilardi, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She is a member of the North American Academy of the Spanish Language, a very prestigious honor only awarded to those professionals whose work has reshaped communications in Spanish in the United States.

In this talk

Originally posted by Bryce Spivey on Apr 5, 2018


Originally posted by Laura Godfrey on Apr 5, 2018

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