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This is the first ever comprehensive practical guide to human rights and video campaigning.

Pictures from Abu Ghraib showed the power of the amateur image to grab the world's attention. The Asian tsunami, caught on camcorder, brought home the reality of what had happened more than any news report ever could. Around the world the increasing availability and affordability of technology has fuelled the world of social justice video activism. Film-making---at its best---has the power to change the way people think, and create real social change, and now the tools to do it are more accessible than ever before. This book shows how activists and human rights campaigners can harness the power of images and stories for their own purposes---it's a step-by-step guide to the handicam revolution.

Written by leading video activists, and staff of the world-renowned human rights organization WITNESS, this practical handbook will appeal to experienced campaigners as well as aspiring video activists. It combines a comprehensive analysis of what's going on in this growing global field with a how-to primer to doing it yourself.

Video for Change is packed with real-life stories from the fray, how-to guidance, and easy-to-use exercises. Clear and accessible, it provides a crash course in the basics of social justice video documentation and advocacy. The authors cover every aspect of filmmaking from technical guidance to strategic and ethical issues, making it indispensable for both amateur and professional filmmakers.

Readers are shown how to plan, film, edit and distribute; they are shown how to adopt an effective strategy so that their video makes a difference. The book is unique in that it also covers the practical ethics and responsibilities of social justice video-work and offers a global range of real-life stories to learn from.

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A how-to guide on using video to change the world — written by the world's leading video activists.

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A how-to guide on using video to change the world — written by the world's leading video activists.

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--This is the first ever comprehensive practical guide to human rights and video campaigning--Pictures from Abu Ghraib showed the power of the amateur image to grab the world's attention. The Asian tsunami, caught on camcorder, brought home the reality

About the Author

WITNESS has partnered with groups in more than 60 countries, bringing often unseen images & untold stories to the attention of key decision makers, the media & the general public. Editors & contributors include Thomas Harding (author -The Video Activist Handbook), Gillian Caldwell (producer - ‘Bought and Sold & Executive Director - WITNESS), Katerina Cizek (producer -‘Seeing is Believing: Handicams, Human Rights & the News), Sukanya Pillay (former Program Coord. WITNESS) & Joanna Duchesne (long-time producer - Amnesty International), Sam Gregory (WITNESS) & Ronit Avni (Just Vision Project).

Table of Contents

Foreword by Peter Gabriel

Acknowledgements

Introduction

1. Using Video for Advocacy by Gillian Caldwell

2. Safety and Security by Katerina Cizek

3. Storytelling for Advocacy: Conceptualization and Pre-Production by Katerina Cizek

4. Video Production: Filming a Story by Joanna Duchesne with Liz Miller

5. Editing for Advocacy by Katerina Cizek

6. Video as Evidence by Sukanya Pillay

7 Strategic Distribution: Reaching Key Audiences in Innovative Ways by Thomas Harding

Glossary of Terms

Resource List

Notes on Au

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oreillymarie, September 6, 2006 (view all comments by oreillymarie)
Video for Change combines creative inspiration with practical advice as it guides us through the process of using video to advocate for social justice. It proves not only that video can be an incredibly effective tool for promoting change, but also that this course of action is accessible to all of us - video buffs, human rights activists and novices alike.

Sprinkled with real-life experiences from successful video activists, this book motivates the reader to action, while never forgetting the risks involved. Essential information on safety and security, on ethical issues and legal restrictions ensures that the book remains grounded in reality as an indispensable guide.

Whether you're an experienced filmmaker or you've yet to own a Handicam, the book will guide you from the technical basics to those precious finer details, ensuring that your video skills will do justice to the human rights story being told. Useful tips on identifying your audience, conceptualizing storylines and accounting for the emotional elements of video merge the technological know-how with the vital human element.

Video for Change then goes beyond the confines of the filmmaking process and explores effective strategies for distributing your video to ensure that it lands in the right hands. Exploring the advantages and disadvantages of public or private screenings facilitates an accurate assessment of the tactical distribution possibilities for each individual film.

This book is a great tool for those interested in human rights and/or filmmaking. I found it incredibly helpful and really interesting to read.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780745324128
Editor:
Harding, Thomas; Gregory, Sam; Caldwell, Gillian; Avni, Ronit
Editor:
Caldwell, Gillian
Editor:
Caldwell, Gillian
Editor:
Avni, Ronit
Editor:
Gregory, Sam
Editor:
Gregory, Sam; Caldwell, Gillian; Avni, Ronit; Harding, Thomas
Editor:
Harding, Thomas
Author:
Gabriel, Peter
Author:
Caldwell, Gillian
Author:
Editor, WITNESS
Author:
Harding, Thomas
Author:
Avni, Ronit
Author:
Gregory, Sam
Editor:
Avni, Ronit
Publisher:
Pluto Press (UK)
Subject:
Journalism
Subject:
Video - Direction & Production
Subject:
Documentary videos.
Subject:
Human rights advocacy.
Subject:
Media Studies - Electronic Media
Subject:
Film
Subject:
Video/Direction
Subject:
Production
Subject:
Journalism-Reference
Subject:
Film & Video - Direction & Production
Subject:
Film - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Publication Date:
20051031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
24 bandw photographs, 1 figure
Pages:
344
Dimensions:
8.47 x 5.32 x 0.9 in

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