Arete Workshop: NGO and Humanitarian Storytelling through Video and Multimedia

Workshop Friday 19 May 2017, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Standard £150
Freelance/Student £125
Members £100

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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 new sources. Arete’s video expert, Eva Gilliam, will inspire you to create powerful films that have an impact.

We will discuss what is required to create an effective video strategy, 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 a creative brief, when and how to coordinate bigger productions (narrative, longer documentary) and how to get the most of your video on web platforms and social media.

 What you will cover:

·      How to tell stories through video and multimedia for NGOs and charities

·      Techniques to tell more powerful stories using audio recordings, music and graphics

·      Strategy and theory

·      Shooting and editing

·      Working with video producers and teams

·      Coordinating productions

What to bring:
 – A laptop or notebook for taking notes.
 About the trainer – Eva Gilliam

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.

Eva Gilliam is a highly qualified video-maker and multimedia editor with strong creative skills and a proven ability to deliver high quality work under pressure and to deadline. She is a seasoned audio-visual storyteller and has trained youth and adults in communications and multi-media skills in Somalia, South Africa and Côte d’Ivoire. Her professional output focuses on media in post-conflict regions covering social, humanitarian and development stories and she is a key member of the Arete team. Eva has 16 years of experience working in film, radio and television, often with UN agencies and local and international NGOs. She has produced films in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Cameroon, Kenya, Liberia and South Africa. 

This workshop is part of a series being run in partnership with Arete. To find out more about their other workshops, click here.