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StoryMaker and the Newsroom

By seelan on Mon, 10/12/2015 - 20:57
By Brian Conley, Small World NewsLast week we had the opportunity, for the first time, to sit down with a functioning, experienced newsroom to talk about how StoryMaker might help them.When we started building StoryMaker three years ago, we envisioned not the tool for workshops and training that it...
By Priscila Néri, WITNESSImagine for a moment that your loved one was murdered. Perhaps a son as he played with friends on your street, or a nephew who just happened to be at the wrong place at the wrong time.Now imagine the perpetrator was a police officer and, because of that, there is only...

Video4Change Network Meets in Mexico

By andrew on Thu, 09/10/2015 - 01:32
In July 2015 more than thirty leaders in the Video for Change field gathered in Tepoztlán, Mexico, for the second global meeting of the Video4Change Network. The Video4Change Network is a global consortium of non-profits advancing the use of video and technology for social change. The event...
El martes 14 de julio iniciamos el encuentro con la Red global de Video para el Cambio con la finalidad de seguir articulando esfuerzos y aprender de las experiencias de organizaciones que trabajan diferentes metodologías pero una misma herramienta: el video y un mismo fin: generar un cambio social...
Nunca había estado en un encuentro en el que la agenda se modificara por completo un día antes del inicio. Este fue uno de los aprendizajes más importantes que me llevé de la experiencia de facilitar el encuentro de video para el cambio de América Latina y el Caribe: flexibilidad para lograr los...
It's been a week since members of the Video for Change network returned from the global convening in Mexico, and even as we're still sorting through the great number of discussion notes and follow-up actions that came about, many of us are already connecting in working groups to see our plans...
This week, WITNESS will be participating in the second Video for Change Global Convening. The meeting will bring together members of the Video for Change Network and other video activists from 15 different countries and 5 continents. Participants will spend four days sharing their work and...
escarga la hoja de trabajoLa red de videoparelcambio ha estado colaborando en un proyecto con investigadores para identificar oportunidades, necesidades, retos y barreras para crear y medir el impacto social con iniciativas del Video para el Cambio por los pasados tres años. Este proyecto comenzó...
Download working paperThe video4change network has been collaborating on a project with researchers to identify opportunities, needs, challenges and barriers for creating and measuring social impact within Video for Change initiatives for the past three years. This project began with the need for...

StoryPilot: Creating Stories with Impact

By seelan on Mon, 06/29/2015 - 18:18
Documentary films provide a unique, compelling avenue for people to address social issues, yet it is difficult to gain a comprehensive understanding of their impact. StoryPilot was born out of these questions and more, to provide the documentary film industry an avenue to understand the ways their...
The successful nationwide organizing and subsequent protests in Egypt to oust the 30-year regime of President Hosni Mubarak have in part been facilitated by Facebook. But as media and technology commentators and human rights activists alike are noting, using Facebook for activism is fraught with...
WITNESS is launching a short 5-10 minute online survey to evaluate their Archive Guide and their three Archiving for Activist videos. They are hoping to cast a net far and wide to reach activists who have read and/or used the Archive Guide, or who have watched/used the videos.It would be extremely...
In October 2014 we asked Video for Change practitioners to complete a survey to help us better understand impact design and impact assessment practices and needs.41 people completed our survey and by far most were working in Asia (91%) followed by North America (21%), Latin America (19%) and...
Earlier this month at our EngageMedia office in Yogyakarta, Indonesia we hosted a consultation session with organisations that are using video as an approach to create or support social change. This consultation is the first in a series we have planned to gather feedback on our draft Video for...
Over the past 18 months the video4change network has been working on a toolkit to help Video for Change practitioners design for and evaluate impact. We’ve been blogging about this research here. We are now at a stage where we’d really like some inputs from other people working on Video for Change...
By Sara FederleinLast month, The New York Times “reviewed” the still-in-the-works Participant Media Index designed to measure the impact and engagement of social issue documentaries. Anyone in the nonprofit world knows that “impact” and “engagement” are the buzzwords du jour.But more...
This post considers the types of impact Video for Change practitioners can contribute to. It also discusses how our 'taxonomy of impact' has been integrated into the early development of our Video for Change Impact toolkit.Last week the Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR) wrote an article...
This post looks at the work of Professor Clemencia Rodriguez who has spent twenty years researching and supporting citizens’ media initiatives in Colombia. In reporting on a talk and workshop Clemencia gave last week in Sydney, I consider what the video4change network might learn from her ideas,...

Video Volunteers Impact Case Study

By tnotley on Tue, 07/15/2014 - 07:58
Videomaker: Amol LalzareOrganisation: Video VolunteersVideo Title: Indian Railways Blind to DisabilityIn our last post we talked with Indian NGO, Video Volunteers, and we discussed their Video for Change model and how they measure impact. In this post we examine the impact of one of the videos made...
Realizador: Amol LalzareOrganización: Video VolunteersTítulo del video: Indian Railways Blind to Disability En nuestro último post, hablamos con Indian NGO, Video Volunteers, y discutimos su modelo del video para el cambio y cómo miden el impacto. En este post, examinamos el impacto de uno de...
El 24 y 25 de marzo, 12 cineastas de Indonesia, se reunieron en la ciudad de Yogyakarta para el primer encuentro regional del V4C en el Sudeste de Asía. El primer encuentro global del video para el cambio también se realizó en Yogyakarta hace dos años. El objetivo principal para reunirse, era...
Nuestros amigos de InsightShare están preparándose para organizar una serie de webinars sobre buenas prácticas para el video participativo. ¡Enviénles un email para más información y manténganse atentos! ¿Qué?Cuatro instituciones líderes en el video participativo (PV por sus siglas en inglés) y...
En la segunda entrega de la serie "Dimensiones del impacto", nos fijamos en los informes sobre el impacto de los documentales sociales escritos por el Centro de Impacto Social y de Medios (Center for Media and Social Impact, CMSI) de la Universidad Americana (American University). Fundado por...
En esta entrega de la serie “Dimensiones del Impacto” vemos otro reporte del Center for Media and Social Impact (CMSI por su nombre en inglés) llamado "Social Justice Documentary: Designing for Impact." (Documental de Justicia Social: Diseñando para el Impacto) Escrito en 2011 por Jessica Clark y...
En los últimos años, ha habido una creciente atención centrada en la comprensión y la medición del impacto de documentales que abordan cuestiones sociales. Esta conversación ha sido impulsado por instituciones en Estados Unidos y Reino Unido como The Fledgling Fund, BRITDOC...
In March 2014, the Video4Change network produced three more guides in English. This time, we've focused on distribution (online and offline) resources.Video Compression Guide. If you want to understand how you can make your videos fit into different offline / online distribution formats (DVD,...
Breakthroughs in Shared Measurement and Social Impact takes a refreshing approach to investigating impact and knowledge sharing. Moving away from closed, single organisation evaluation models, the approach encourages organisations working toward the same or similar goals to look at impact on a...
Descrubirmientos en Medición Compartida e Impacto Social toma una refrescante perspectiva para investigar el impacto y el intercambio de conocimientos. Apartándose de los modelos cerrados de evaluación de una sola organización, el enfoque fomenta que las organizaciones trabajen hacia las...
[Video by WITNESS]WITNESS and their partners, SONKE and STEPS, co-organised a gathering of 25 video activists from Sub-Saharan Africa in Cape Town, South Africa last 3 - 5 March 2014. According to WITNESS the gathering aimed "to create a space for video activists to share experiences, network,...
[Video de WITNESS]WITNESS y sus colegas, SONKE y STEPS, organizaron de manera conjunta, una reunión de 25 videastas provenientes de África Sub-Sahariana en Ciudad del Cabo, Sudáfrica del 3 al 5 de marzo de 2014. De acuerdo con WITNESS, el objetivo de la reunión fue “crear un espacio para...

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