Video4Change Network Updates, September 2020

Video4Change Network Updates, September 2020

As a Network, we have seen video being put to work in trying to document and raise awareness for moments of hope and solidarity, but also to address and lay bare moments of abuse of power and violent authoritarianism. Video makers are adapting to the new situation and are finding ways to investigate what’s happening to affected communities on the frontlines or continue projects they were forced to put on hold for a while.

The Basics of Video Resolution

The Basics of Video Resolution

With smartphones, DSLRs, and monitor brands racking up on 4K and even 8K offerings, a good understanding of the basics of video resolution is timely. Resolution has an overall effect on the image quality of videos. The higher the resolution, the clearer a video will be. Resolution also affects the file size of videos.

Editing Videos Using Your Mobile Gadgets

Editing Videos Using Your Mobile Gadgets

Today, a growing number of videographers and vloggers are shifting towards mobile gadgets to edit their videos for a variety of reasons. With the performance capabilities of smartphones and tablets becoming comparable to laptops, using a more portable device like a smartphone or tablet allows content creators in the field to produce top-quality videos.

Recording a Video Podcast Remotely Using Free and Open-Source Software

Recording a Video Podcast Remotely Using Free and Open-Source Software

Here at EngageMedia, we just released the pilot episode of “Pretty Good Podcast: Discussions on Digital Rights” and are about to publish our second episode. After experiencing firsthand the intricacies of podcast production, we thought we’d share some of our learnings, especially since we wanted to use Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) for the recording of the show. This short resource guide is also tailored for remote work — a new reality brought to us by the current times.

Coviewing Films in the Time of Covid-19

Coviewing Films in the Time of Covid-19

(Read this article in Spanish or Italian.) Film festival organizations and filmmakers are noticeably making their works available to the public at this time when most of us are under lockdown. Unlike short advocacy videos, films premiered and shown in festivals are...