Upcoming online events and trainings



Tailormade 6-day online one-to-one training Documentary Making for monitoring, evaluation and learning: (choose your own prefered dates)

Film tells more, what bar charts, pie diagrams and reports can not tell. They are unfiltered messages, that provide depth and meaning on what people are experiencing. During this six-day online training (daily online meetings of 3 hours) the participant will acquire basic knowledge and skills on how to make a short documentary film, including story development, shooting, editing and how to use it for monitoring, evaluation and learning. During the training the participant will practise with a case study and will produce a short film of five minutes.  The participant will film, edit and get feedback on their film.   Read more >

5-day online in-house training on request Facilitating Remote Participatory Video for monitoring and meaningful advocacy

This five-day online training gives you an introduction to the basics of remote participatory video. During this five day training you will experience and learn on how to co-create a video story with a group and on how to apply it for monitoring, evaluation, learning and advocacy purposes. During the training a topic with complexity, will be further explored and translated into a story, The training will end with a final screening.  Read more >



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Online projection film 'Adapting to the Pandemic' by the participants of the training Remote Participatory Video

From 12 - 16 April, 2021 four participants working with NGOs or private companies, participated in the training Remote Participatory Video. The 5-day online training was conducted by Ralf Otto and Simon Koolwijk. As completion of the course, on the 6th May, 2021,  the 12-minute participatory video 'Adapting to the Pandemic' was shown and shared with an audience of 30 participants coming from the organisations, where the participants were working. During the 2-hour online session the benefits, learnings and possibilities were shared amongst the participants. 

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Simon is engaged and helps clients to transfer a deeper meaning into the video messages

We worked with Simon Koolwijk to produce a short introduction video for the Open Academy of Caring Economics. Simon is an engaged filmmaker who supports his clients from the storyboard up to the film editing to show and to transfer the deeper meaning into their message.

Thera van Osch, Director  Open Academy of Caring Economics