How to get your critical videos out there!
FREE 2 day Workshop Program
7-8 Feb 2009
There is a good video in your hand; it could be on indigenous land rights, political turmoil or your community coming together to solve an environmental issue; it is a video you think would other people would benefit from watching…what do you do?
TV stations aren’t going to show it. You can send it to some film festival but is it reaching your audience? Do you print 100 copies and pass it to friends? Do you put it on some shelves and hope people buy it? Do you upload it to YouTube and wait for someone to watch it?Is there an effective way to get your video out there into the path of your mass audience? Maybe you have to do a bit of everything.
We at Engagemedia (www.engagemedia.org) would like to share with you how producers of critical films around the world are distributing their videos online. EngageMedia is an online video sharing website focussed on social justice and environmental issues in the Asia-Pacific region.
For this workshop we have also invited Fahmi Reza to share his experience of effectively distributing his growing, cult documentary – 10 Tahun Sebelum Merdeka!
This workshop is provided free of charge, however seating is limited to 20 people.
Only available for civil society/NGOs/activists/independent producers of films and videos relating to social justice and environmental issues.
What: Video distribution workshop run by EngageMedia
Where: Central Market Annexe – Gallery 4, Kuala Lumpur
When: Saturday to Sunday 7-8 Februay 2009, 10am-5pm
Cost: Free (lunch is also provided)
Bookings: Contact Mien Lor on 03-79582195 or email at email@example.com for a registration form
More Info: http://www.engagemedia.org
The workshop program includes:
Online Distribution Intro
Reasons for using online video, pros and cons of online videos, FOSS – what is it and why is it relevant to progressive movements
Building a digital video delivery strategy to ensure the greatest impact of your work
Compressing videos for online video distribution, understanding how codecs work
Where to publish online for maximum impact, pros and cons of proprietary sites (e.g. YouTube) and FOSS sites (e.g. EngageMedia.org), what is videoblogging/vodcast
Open Content Licensing
Creative Commons intro, finding media to use in your production, playing the video
Combining on and off-line distribution, particularly in low bandwidth scenarios
Fahmi Reza shares about creative offline distribution of 10 Tahun: thumbdrive downloads, DIY roadshows, use of simple merchandising, etc. and also how it relates to the online distribution.
How to increase your audience through the social networking sites (e.g. Facebook) and blogs
Please note that you must have already produced some video and have basic computer and internet skills. Participants will be selected with an eye to representing a range of issues. The workshop will be carried out predominantly in English with BM interpretation if necessary.
Who are the organisers?
EngageMedia is a video sharing site focusing on social justice and environmental issues in the Asia-Pacific. It is a space for critical documentary, fiction, artistic and experimental works that challenge the dominance of the mainstream media. EngageMedia aims to demystify and provide access to these new technologies, create an online archive of independent video productions using open content licenses and form a peer network of video makers, educators and screening organisations.
We look forward to seeing you!
Please fill up the form below and email to firstname.lastname@example.org before 28 January 2009.
ENGAGEMEDIA WORKSHOP KL
FEB 7-8 2009
CENTRAL MARKET ANNEXE
A. PERSONAL DATA
3.Are you with an organization or an independent filmmaker? Please state organization and your position in it.
4.Office or contact address:
5.Website of your organization or projects you work on:
8.If you already have videos online, please state sites:
9.Why do you want to attend this workshop?
We will be using a variety of software to compress and upload videos. As such, the participants are required to bring their own or their organization’s laptop. Such a laptop should have a minimum of 512mb of RAM, 4-5GB of harddrive space, 1GHz processor and preferably be WiFi enabled.
C. VIDEO WORK
Please also bring some of your videos to convert and upload, short ones are better as samples we can work on. If your video is on a mini-dv tape please bring your camera with you so it can be transferred to the computer.