28. November 2022

Requirements on How to Make a Video Advocacy

Hello! As a student, the main interaction I had with video advocacy was being a bystander. I find videos to be one of the most effective ways to inform, educate, stimulate discussion, and gain support, especially in the younger community. However, with that in mind, I`ve seen videos after videos that seem to disappear as quickly as they appear. Resources like YouTube and Google Video seem to spawn “fashion videos” or videos that shock, encourage, or disgust you for a while, but quickly forget. I think the ethics of video advocacy is very important. As human rights defenders who use video as a tool for change, it is important that the same ethos that guides an activist in their work also guides their use of video. In particular, it is important that the information is accurate, that the editing is not misleading and that the safety of all the people shown in the video is not compromised by the viewing. For a video to make a difference, it must be credible, so the information must be factual and accurately presented. This is particularly the case when the videos are used as evidence in a legal dispute or quasi-judicial forum. In addition, with video, unlike other documentaries, it is very difficult to limit or curb distribution and distribution, especially on the Internet. While this makes video a powerful tool to get your message across, it also means you need to think about security in terms of the most prevalent distribution. We talk about this much more in the WITNESS book “Video for Change” – in the Storytelling chapter – which you can access www.witness.org/videoforchange. Participation is voluntary and entrants are responsible for ensuring that the production of their video does not violate any national, local or national laws.

This includes entering private property and harassment. The Center for Effective Government is not responsible for illegal activities that students engage in during video production. I don`t have much experience uploading videos to sites like youtube and thehub, so I hope this question is easy enough to answer for those of you who have experience in this job. I`m thinking of using videos to train on the Internet. The problem we face is that this training video has a lot of security and privacy issues (safety of people in the video, shared content, etc.). Do I have the option to upload this video somewhere (I`m looking for an option other than my own server) but keep it private – not sharing it with everyone on Youtube – and then embed this video in a private website group (I understood this last part). Has anyone faced such a situation? “Telling the human story” seems to be an important part of the video creation process. Is that part of your training when you work with local people? (This question is for all those who use video and train human rights activists to use video for their own advocacy campaigns) How do you train groups to “tell the story” in addition to all the technical aspects of making a film? Check out our video advocacy and outreach tactics: It`s a very simple concept – a video clip inspired solely by images, even if you don`t understand the words.

At Breakthrough, we truly believe that media and pop culture are the tools for social change. It is very important to use video to change laws and bring about change at the global or local level – through the participation of state actors. But it is also crucial to involve non-state actors – namely people like you and me. And we believe this can be done by building a culture of human rights with the help of the media. So it`s not just about changing laws, it`s about changing the cultural context of a society. This process ranges from awareness-raising to attitudinal change to action. While risks can never be completely ruled out, careful planning and preparation can help reduce the risk of using video. Even a good understanding of the plans needed, who should take them, and who should be in them can limit the amount of unnecessary and potentially risky sequences.

This sample, created by the AD Board in collaboration with the CDC, also uses kinetic text and limited graphics to answer common questions about the coronavirus.