What is Video for Change?
Video for Change is the use of video to support social movements, document human rights violations, raise awareness on social issues, and influence social change. Video for Change is fast becoming an key element of campaigns and social movements.
Projects and Activities
Developing video4change Materials
We have developed manuals on different aspects of video advocacy.
- Guide to Open Source Video Editing
- Secure My Video (version 2.0)
- Hybrid Distribution
- Video Making on Android
- Guide to Independent Video Hosting
- Effective Video on Low Cost Devices
- Citizen Journalist Guide to Mobile Video
- Citizen Journalist Guide to Live-Streaming Video
- Video Compression Guide
- How to Host a Film Screening
- A Guide to Video Distribution Sites
Video for Change Impact Research
Working with the University of Western Sydney, the MIT Center for Civic Media and Open Documentary Lab the video4change network has been conducting research to gather lessons learned from video4change members on the design and evaluation of impact in Video for Change. The project will result in toolkit to be released in late 2015.
We are working to fully develop this site to reflect the video4change network activities, to promote the work of video activists and organisations, and to share information, resources, materials on video advocacy. We envision this space as a broad umbrella bringing together Video for Change practicioners globally.
v4c.org builds and collects resources, materials and guides to support the work of video activists and video trainers. We have a "Resources" section where visitors can find curated materials on a range of video advocacy and video-making processes such as, Video for Change Strategies, Planning Your Video, Video Distribution, Safety and Security, and Mobile Video.
The network has hosted four regional gatherings in Mexico, Indonesia, South Africa and Turkey. Through these gatherings we aim to extend the learning, insight, community-building and fun that the Video4Change Network had in the retreat in 2012.
Find out more at https://v4c.org