Arete Workshop: Introduction to Video Production for NGOs & Humanitarian Storytellers
This one-day workshop will teach you how to tell stories using video for NGOs, charities and corporate social responsibility programmes, to be used on the web, social media or get picked up by news sources. Arete’s video expert will inspire you to create powerful films that have an impact.
This workshop is aimed at people working in the NGO sector and non professional videographers and photographers working with the NGO, CSR or media spheres who want to start telling stories through video. We will discuss what makes a powerful story and an effective video strategy as well as practical information for shoots, taking into consideration budgets, time, security and access. You will get an idea of how to choose and work with professional video producers and teams, looking at various styles best suited to tell your story.
We will go over common pitfalls, learn the relevant theory and lingo, and cover practical topics including how to write creative briefs and risk assessments, and when and how to coordinate bigger productions (narrative, longer documentary) as well as video techniques for social media.
What you will cover:
· Storytelling basics
· Creative techniques to tell more powerful stories
· Video strategy and theory
· Working with video producers and teams
· Setting up and coordinating productions
Arete is the expert humanitarian storytelling agency for non-profits and NGOs, working with award-winning journalists and content specialists to help tell stories that make a difference.
Clementine Malpas is an award-winning documentary filmmaker with over 13 years’ experience in the developing world. Her films have been broadcast internationally on Channel 4, BBC, ARTE, PBS, ITV, ABC, NBC, Al Jazeera, CNN, PBS and Netflix among others. In 2012 Clementine co-founded the London based production company Tiger Nest Films with Leslie Knott and together they have gone on to produce cutting-edge, award-winning documentaries and videos. In 2013 Clementine’s film The Parable of Gulnaz—the story of an Afghan woman who was the victim of rape and jailed for adultry—led to both a presidential pardon for her from the Afghan President, as well as a Foreign Press Association nomination for “Best TV Documentary/Feature Story of the Year.”
This workshop is part of a series being run in partnership with Arete. To find out more about their other workshops, click here.