July 6, 2010

Complete guide to creating a video project

video guide

Shared Practice Through Video: A downloadable guide

Target audience: Nonprofits, social change organizations, videographers, educators, citizen publishers, journalists. This is part of Creating Media, our ongoing series designed to help nonprofits and other organizations learn how to use and make media.

Guest post by Tim Davies
Open University (UK)

Here’s a handy 28-page guide to all the stages of creating video of a youth project, from selecting equipment and sorting out consent to planning, shooting and editing your video. (Note: While the guide is geared toward readers in the United Kingdom, its principles, advice and equipment recommendations apply to U.S. audiences as well.)

The Open University has been working on developing a new space in its  Practice Based Professional Learning environment for youth workers, and I was asked to put together a short guide on how youth practitioners can create video content to share insights into their own practice.

The result is Shared Practice Through Video, which, in the spirit of sharing, is released under a Creative Commons license and available for download as a PDF.

You can also browse through it on Scribd over here. Continue reading