This post was originally published on 2/11/2014 by the website video4change and is republished with permission.
In December 2013, the video4change network published a new set of guides aimed towards supporting video activists and citizen journalists in producing and distributing their videos more effectively.
With support from Internews Europe, these guides range from mobile video to hosting independent video sites.
- Guide to Independent Video Hosting. Are you looking for ways to set up your own video-sharing and aggregating site (à la EngageMedia.org!)? Then you should read this manual. The guide focuses on Free, Libre Open Source Software (FLOSS) solutions such as WordPress, Drupal and Plumi. This was written by Mick Fuzz from video4change member, FlossManuals.
- Effective Video on Low Cost Devices. If you're a video activist or citizen journalist on a tight budget ad can't quite afford to buy the latest video equipment and smartphone, then you will find this guide useful. It offers tips and tricks to making quality videos on your existing devices. This guide was written by Brian Conley from video4change member, Small World News.
- Citizen Journalist Guide to Mobile Video. This one has everything you need to know to use your smartphone for video activism and citizen journalism. The topics covered in this guide include the principles of mobile video as well as available applications to distribute video through your mobile device. This was written by Melissa Ulbright.
- Citizen Journalist Guide to Live Streaming Video. Are you citizen journalist, planning to go cover a demonstration in your town? Or are you at the right place at the right time, and are witnessing events unfold that should be shared with the rest of the online world? Before that happens, it would be great if you can read this guide. This takes the user through different tools and strategies in live-streaming video. Written by video4change member, Becky Hurwitz from the MIT Centre for Civic Media, this guide also has hands-on exercises to installing and using the most popular video streaming services available.
All of these guides are available in Arabic and Burmese.
- Guide to Independent Video Hosting
- Effective Video on Low Cost Devices
- Citizen Journalist Guide to Mobile Video
- Citizen Journalist Guide to Live Streaming Video
- Guide to Independent Video Hosting (on FlossManuals)
- Effective Video on Low Cost Devices (downloadable .pdf)
- Citizen Journalist Guide to Live Streaming Video (downloadable .pdf)
- Citizen Journalist Guide to Mobile Video (This manual we separated into chapters for download for easier access.)
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