About the Video4Change network
What is video for change?
Video for change is the use of video to support social movements, document human rights violations, raise awareness on social issues, and influence social change. Video for change is a practice that is fast becoming an key element of campaigns and social movements.
What is the Video4Change network?
Projects and Activities
Developing Video for Change Materials
We have developed manuals on different aspects of video advocacy.
- Guide to Open Source Video Editing
- Secure My Video (version 2.0)
- Hybrid Distribution
- Video Making on Android
- Guide to Independent Video Hosting
- Effective Video on Low Cost Devices
- Citizen Journalist Guide to Mobile Video
- Citizen Journalist Guide to Live-Streaming Video
- Video Compression Guide
- How to Host a Film Screening
- A Guide to Video Distribution Sites
Video for Change Impact Research
Working with the University of Western Sydney, the MIT Center for Civic Media and Open Documentary Lab the V4C network has been conducting research to gather lessons learned from V4C members on the design and evaluation of impact in video for change. The project will result in toolkit to be released in late 2015.
v4c.org builds and collects resources, materials and guides to support the work of video activists and video trainers. We have a Resources section where visitors can find curated materials on a range of video advocacy and video-making processes such as, Video for Change Strategies, Planning Your Video, Video Distribution, Safety and Security, and Mobile Video.
The network has hosted four regional gatherings in Mexico, Indonesia, South Africa and Turkey. Through these gatherings we aim to extend learning, insight and community-building. For more information on the V4C gatherings, go here.
We develop this site to reflect the V4C network activities, to promote the work of video activists and organisations, and to share information, resources, materials on video advocacy. We also envision this space as a broad umbrella bringing together video for change practitioners globally.
The V4C network activities are supported by: