For our online kettlebell certifications, we require you to submit videos for assessment to demonstrate your physical ability and understanding of the material covered in the course. Make sure to read the requirements as they are important and need to be adhered to. If you fail to meet the requirements it may cost one retry from the number of retries allowed.
- Always do a test run before you film the final take
- Always verify before submitting
- Make sure there is sufficient light so the subject (you) is clearly visible
- Make sure the subject is within the viewing port and no part of the body is cut off at any stage
- Make sure your camera lens is clean
- Put your camera on a tripod or other support so that there is no movement
- Film horizontally
- Make sure there is sufficient space on your camera before recording
The exam question will explain whether a side-on, front, or other view is required. If a side-on view is requested, make sure that the weight is on the side where you are filming and not away from the camera (the other far side).
It will also explain how many reps are required. If there are several viewpoints requires, i.e. front and side-on view, then for each one you would do the requested number of reps. The weight, unless noted otherwise, will be a weight that you have decided is safe to work with. Remember, it is about good form and technique, not about how much weight you can move, unless indicated otherwise. Your assessor might ask you to resubmit with a heavier or lighter weight if he/she believes that will benefit your form and technique.
A test run means to set up the camera exactly as you would set it up for the final take, press record, move into position, perform the exercise, stop recording and review the footage. If all correct, erase the test run, set the camera back in position and record the final take.
Even when you do a test run you still should verify your footage before uploading and submitting it. Check if the subject is clearly visible. Check if the full body and kettlebell remain within the viewing port from start to finish. Make sure you uploaded the right video. Make sure your link is public so that your assessor can view it.
We do not have the facility to accommodate gigabytes of videos uploaded and therefore recommend using the tools already available and designed especially for video uploading, such as YouTube, Facebook, Google Drive, or other acceptable application (check with your assessor). Make sure your videos are accessible by your assessor. You can set the privacy of a video upload to unlisted on YouTube, those with the link only on Google Drive, etc. Use descriptive titles and/or descriptions when you upload with enough details for yourself to keep track of things and your assessor to understand what they are looking at.
After uploading, you need to get a link to your video and submit/paste that in the exam question so your assessor gets a notification, can access the video, and review it when possible. Make sure to submit the right link to the right video in the right exam question. Redos are the videos you need to film when your assessor has provided feedback for improvement and those need to applied for passing. A redo can be re-uploaded to the exam or via email to the assessor as a reply to the email in which you received your feedback. Always follow up with your assessor when you have resubmitted an entry.
Submissions are usually reviewed within 48 to 72 hours during working days. If your submission is not reviewed within that timeframe we recommend you follow up with your assessor.
Remember that there are only an x amount of retakes allowed, therefore it is important you self-assess before uploading. This means you watch the video you recorded and see if the requested changes are implemented and whether something else was not affected. If you submit and fail, it will deduct 1 retry from your total retries. A great way to self-assess is to take the original demo of the exercise and compare it against yours. Rewind, pause, and on YouTube, you can also put the playback in slow-mo which is really great to see the details of your own exercise execution.
If there is a requirement for x amount of reps to be performed with a certain weight and you feel that either the reps and/or the weight are not right for you at this moment in time, do not complete the assessment and contact your assessor immediately. Unless stated that the reps are to be unbroken, you can always put the weight down and rest before your next rep. It’s much better to rest, reset, and go again than to repeat an incorrect exercise.