6-day one-to-one online training enabling to make a short documentary film
Dates: Choose your own prefered dates. Daily online sessions of 3 hours followed by practicals of 2 - 3 hours. Be aware that the session editing will create more additional practical working hours.
Contact Simon Koolwijk, e-mail. email@example.com
Topic: How to make a short documentary film for monitoring, evaluation and learning
Number: 1 participant
It´s been an inspiring one-to-one training on Remote Participatory Video for Monitoring and Evaluation by Facili2Transform. Amazed about the power of video making and storytelling to learn from and to empower users and aid workers/managers, to increase the visibility of the aid organizations´ work, and to advocate for our cause. We all know, reports are boring, and in most cases, remain on the shelves without a proper organizational learning. VIDEO HUMAN STORIES uplift users, touch emotions and help to emphatise with the people we work for... All this in only a 8-minutes movie!!! Just love it!!!
Simon Koolwijk, you´re a wonderful facilitator, great film maker, and you´ve been very generous sharing your knowledge and insights about the PV process. Hope to see you remotely or in person soon.
Apart of the training itself, I am taking with me a great gift, a mind-blowing video of a third culture kid, my son, sharing the transition from his life in Uganda to Spain. Deeply grateful to my son for his participation in the video and the openness in his answers.Nuria Gaeta, Consultant Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning
Film captures what barcharts, pie diagrams and written reports can not tell. The unfiltered message of people, which provides meaning and more depth to dialogue and discussions.
During this online training you will get acquainted on how to make a short documentary film. You will develop a story, do research, film and edit.
Participants will be asked to use their own camera and laptop, so that they can become familiar with their own equipment and immediately apply their lessons during and after the training. Participants are asked to download the Adobe Premiere editing software in advance of the course and test it. 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 the participant;
The training is dynamic and practical. The participant will develop a five minute video and receive feedback.
This training is for researchers, professionals working in humanitarian aid, social workers, consultants and experts working on quality control and evaluation.
Price: One-to-one tailer made online course with own prefered dates: € 1,495.- (excluding VAT).
Watch an example of a photo-voice story: Together in times of Corona - the story of refugees living in Turkey.
Registration: Contact Simon Koolwijk, e-mail. firstname.lastname@example.org
Stories of Transformation - Online Mini Film Festival
On the 25th November 2021, we had an inspiring online festival on participatoryvideo having 42 visitors from different parts of the world. Corinna Philpott and Washington Sati shared a beautiful film made by deaf young people in Kenya showing on how they empowered themselves and created job opportunities. Dirk R Frans (PhD) shared a short film about a water and natural resource management project in Afghanistan. In just 6 minutes he was able to show the complexity of a nature restoration project, which can hardly be explained in a written report. The festival was closed with the making of a participatory video intervention with refugees living in two settlements in Greece. Ralf Otto and Simon Koolwijk shared on how they facilitated this process, supported by the stories from Hawa Emma, Axel Schmidt and Xemi Bozini.
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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