Video for Social Change Presentation


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When working for a certain cause, multimedia can help far better than words. Making a short documentary to highlight a certain cause, or to cover a certain event, can be a great asset.
But how can you prepare a decent video if you are not a professional film maker and don't have the budget to hire one?
This presentation was prepared by Rola Rizk, in preparation for the Video for Social Change that she gave for Social Media Exchange.

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Video for Social Change Presentation

  1. 1. Online Video Advocacy
  2. 2. Objectives <ul><li>Learning the principles of video shooting </li></ul><ul><li>Shooting A Video of Three parts </li></ul><ul><li>Editing The video and sharing it online </li></ul>
  3. 3. Summary Of The day <ul><li>Basic Principles for Video Shooting </li></ul><ul><li>General shooting tips </li></ul><ul><li>Shooting an Interview </li></ul><ul><li>The Project </li></ul><ul><li>Importing and Editing </li></ul><ul><li>Compressing and Uploading </li></ul>
  4. 4. Planning Your shoot <ul><li>Know Your Subject </li></ul><ul><li>Choose a place </li></ul><ul><li>Draw A Storyboard </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare the camera </li></ul><ul><li>Go for the shoot </li></ul>
  5. 5. Framing and shots <ul><li>LS: Long Shot </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No Details </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Also called establishing shot </li></ul></ul><ul><li>MS: Medium Shot </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Small details are showed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>For a closer look </li></ul></ul><ul><li>CU: Close Up </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Great details </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Facial Expressions </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Head room & Nose Room <ul><li>Always, always leave a minimum of 2 cm space between the head and the frame </li></ul><ul><li>Let the nose lead you to the other person, object or space </li></ul>
  7. 7. Avoid Zooming In and Out <ul><li>You lose the point </li></ul><ul><li>Distract the viewer </li></ul><ul><li>Lose your credibility </li></ul>
  8. 8. Steady does it!!!! <ul><li>When a tripod is available </li></ul><ul><li>USE IT </li></ul><ul><li>If not try to shoot while kneeling on the floor </li></ul>
  9. 9. Lighting, lighting, lighting!!! <ul><li>Avoid High exposure and low exposure </li></ul><ul><li>Always give your back to light </li></ul><ul><li>Let the sun be above you </li></ul><ul><li>Night light is not enough </li></ul>
  10. 10. Shoot Selectively <ul><li>Know your subject </li></ul><ul><li>Concentrate on the objective in mind </li></ul><ul><li>Show all the point of views </li></ul><ul><li>Be objective not subjective </li></ul>
  11. 11. Where are you? <ul><li>Show the viewer where are you </li></ul><ul><li>Use a known object for them to know where the action is going on </li></ul><ul><li>Give them a hint don’t spoon feed </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>Conserve the Battery </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>Check The Sound </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>Label Your tapes and Lock them </li></ul>
  15. 15. Shooting for an interview <ul><li>Help them and be in control </li></ul><ul><li>Leave a little headroom at the top of the frame. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Shooting for an interview <ul><li>Position your subject a little to the left or right of center and leave nose room to the opposite side. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Shooting for an interview <ul><li>Use the LCD monitor on the camera to watch the interview at the same time that you look over the camera and make eye contact with the subject. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Shooting for an interview <ul><li>Don’t, for any reason, make any sound at all when your subject is talking. </li></ul>
  19. 19. Shooting for an interview <ul><li>Don’t shoot your subject in front of a window or with the sun behind him, unless you want your subject to appear in silhouette; the best light source comes from behind the camera. </li></ul>
  20. 20. The Project <ul><li>Groups of two or three </li></ul><ul><li>Choose a subject </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstrate it </li></ul><ul><li>Interview about it </li></ul><ul><li>Ask people about it </li></ul>
  21. 22. Editing the video <ul><ul><li>Importing Video Files </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adding Screen Transitions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adding Titles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cutting Out Unwanted Scenes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adding a Soundtrack </li></ul></ul>
  22. 23. Sharing Your Video <ul><ul><li>Compressing the video </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Uploading it online </li></ul></ul>