Better process and results

Translate a story to a video

Date:  25 and 26 October, 2018  (registration still open up to 20th October, 2018)

Other dates:   7 - 8 February, 2019 (registration closes on the 10th January, 2019), 24 - 25 October, 2019 (registration closes on the 1st October, 2019)

Topic:  How to translate a story to a video - Storytelling by video

Number:  4 - 12 participants


How to translate a story to a video? What are the characteristics of an effective story? How do you develop a story board? What are suggestions for shooting? How to do basic editing? During this training participants will acquire basic knowledge and skills on how to make a short video story of two minutes. Participants will be asked to bring their own camera and laptop, so that they can become familiar with their own equipment and immediately apply their lessons after the training. The training will be very practical. It is based on the principles of action learning. 'Doing, doing, reflection, getting feedback and doing, reflection and feedback.'


At the end of the training participants will have gained:

  • Knowledge and skills on how to translate a story of change in a video;
  • Knowledge about good and less successful examples of videos;
  • Knowledge and skills on how to develop a script or a storyboard;
  • Tips and suggestions about shooting, basic camera techniques and sound;
  • Knowledge and skills about basic editing and how to develop a video story of 2 minutes.

Price:  € 595,- (excluding VAT).  If you book before 31st August, 2018 you will get € 50,- reduction

Venue:    Kontakt der Kontinenten,  Amersfoortsestraat 20, 3769 AS Soesterberg, The Netherlands

For more information, download.  Training translate a story into a video 25 - 26 October, 2018





Making films at Kino Budapest

From 19 – 28 April, 2018 I participated at Kino Budapest. There I directed the production of the film ‘Cat Hunting’.  The story deals about an Animal lobbyist/ activist who turns into an animal criminal, when a cat slips unexpectedly into his house,  just before he goes to the airport.

I also was Director of Photography and Camera man for the film ‘Lobster’ (a crime story about the last living lobster in Budapest)  and ‘Joint Smoking’,  a story about a civil servant who struggles his way through on how to smoke a joint in the first time of his life. Kino Budapest is part of Kino Kabaret, a movement which promotes the production of short films with low budgets.

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Reference Quote

The videomaking provided us an opportunity to present ourselves!

I have met Simon almost 7 years ago while I was in high school. The great opportunity at that time was learning from the international trainers and their experience on how to build and maintain together the community. Step by step we got closer to the subject of filmmaking, In this way  it gave us the opportunity to represent ourselves and show our contribution to the society we belong to. Simon has been leading the group of young people by giving his great ideas and support in order to produce and harvest the best pieces of our daily activity through the camera lens
Anna Braghis, Freelance journalist, PR writer