HUMANITARIAN VIDEO PRODUCTION TRAINING

DoGoodFilms Humanitarian Video Production Training

1 – 2 DAYS PRACTICAL COURSE IN FILM MAKING FOR HUMANITARIAN PROFESSIONALS

ABOUT DOGOODFILMS

DoGoodFilms is the leader in the field of humanitarian and non-profit video production. With over a decade of experience working with non-profits and international agencies big and small, we have an unmatched experience and knowledge that can help you turn your team into audio visual story tellers.

ABOUT THE COURSE

The humanitarian video production course will teach you how to produce quality audio visual material, how to avoid the common mistakes amateur film makers often make and most importantly how to bring the stories from the field to your supporters, partners, funders and the wider audience.

This course is aimed at small groups (max 10 people) to ensure the maximum impact and benefit to the participants.

In this 1 – 2 days myth busting session you will learn that you don’t need to wave around thousands of $$$ to produce good quality content. Our training is packed with practical examples, tips and secrets we kept under a lid until now. You will learn how to overcome the challenges of field production, navigate the legal minefield of GDPR, master social media platforms and produce videos that inform, challenge and move audiences.

You will also have a chance to produce your own film under the professional supervision to put your newly acquired skills into practice and get invaluable feedback from industry experts. The course is designed to be as practical as possible focusing on the outcome rather than the science behind film image and sound. You can relax, we won’t be overwhelming you with colour spaces, LUTs, dynamic ranges and other geeky language pros throw at their unsuspecting clients to justify their high fees.

Participants will also receive the course presentation slides and links to further resources and audio and video stock libraries that fit the budgets of non-profit community.

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THE TRAINERS:

Ivo Belohoubek, MA

Ivo is an award winning film maker with 15 years of experience in TV, commercial and corporate production. He founded DoGoodFilms to focus on humanitarian organisations and social enterprises to lend them his expertise and experience. His work has taken him to the four corners of the globe (and occasionally to a green screen studio) working with UN agencies, NGOs and socially responsible companies. He believes craft and hard work pays off and is often seen carrying bulky camera equipment in disaster zones and humanitarian emergencies. Believing that size matters he has perfected his skills of getting overweight luggage onto planes (but that’s another training session
altogether).

Kai Lutterodt (AKA the Soho Girl)

Kai is an unapologetic millennial and a founder and director of multiple start-ups and activist networks including Diversity Matters, TravelmakerKai and The Soho Girl. DoGoodFilms’ head of social media she calls Ivo a dinosaur while walking around with just her laptop and mobile phone. Whatever he can do she believes she can do too using her mobile, creative flair and unparalleled knowledge of social media and the myriad apps online designed to make Ivo’s experience obsolete.

COURSE OUTLINE:

FRAMES AND PIXELS AND GIGABYTES: CHOSE HOW TO SHOOT
– Frame rates, frame sizes, frame durations, PAL and NTSC standards.
– Data and performance requirements (We promise this intro will be short)

STORY IN THE AGE OF SOCIAL MEDIA
– How long is too long? Insights from the social media platforms
– Humanitarian storytelling: Who is saying what to whom, why and how
– Constructing a narrative: Know your story as if you didn’t know your story

HARDWARE ON A SHOESTRING
– In this section we will discuss the pros and cons of some readily available cheap options
to make a compelling story: DSLRs and mobile phones plus peripherals such as
microphones, sound recorders, headphones, tripods, pillows (yes, pillows) and other
things you really will need to get a quality picture and sound.

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FILMING TECHNIQUES
– Interview led
– Piece to camera
– Voice over (script led)
– Interview types and framing
– Contextual footage
– Shutter speed and F stop: why care about this
– Working with natural light
– Working with sound
– Shot types (wide, medium, close up, slo motion, time lapse)

SECURING YOUR PRODUCTION
– Pre-production – do your homework first!
– Production
– Post production
– Informed consent and GDPR requirements

POST PRODUCTION
– Editing a story
– Music rights and licensing
– Using still images in a video
– Captioning and subtitling
– User generated content (yes, the shaky portrait footage your colleague shot on his/her
mobile phone)
– Simple graphics hacks to enhance your message
– Optimising your workflow: compressions, uploads and data management

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DISSEMINATION
– Facebook, Instagram, youtube, twitter… know their limitations
– Durations and versions
– Square or wide? Navigating the social media world

PUTTING THE THEORY INTO PRACTICE (optional, 1 day)
– In this section you will making your own movie with professional mentoring and feedback from DoGoodFilms team.

For more information and to book your training please contact us ivo@dogoodfilms.org or use the contact form below.

E-mailivo@dogoodfilms.org
Phone: +44(0) 783 778 8646

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