July 6, 2010

Complete guide to creating a video project

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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.

The guide won’t win any design awards. (in fact, if anyone fancies taking advantage of the Creative Commons nature to remix it into a slightly more stylish design I’ll happily send you all the original material), but it does take you through all the stages of creating a video in the context of a youth project (or other project contexts for that matter).

Republished from timdavies.org.


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3 thoughts on “Complete guide to creating a video project

  1. Wow – what a tremendous resource! I've downloaded it and added it to my "learning list". Thank you very much for helping a (wanna-be) aspiring video-type-like-guy like myself learn some of the "tricks-of-the-trade". Kudos!

  2. It’s all too easy to turn off the TV and forget people in need. However, I am not one of those people So many Japanese have been left without their homes and without even food to comfort their fears. They need a crutch to lean on. Not everyone will have the ability to donate money, but those who do should do so knowing that they are helping a country unable to stand firmly on its own feet right now. If you can’t donate, please keep Japan in your thoughts and pass the word around!