A number of excellent resources on using film and video materials for education, research and advocacy are available online.
The websites below are all aimed at the non-profit sector however ERA Films accepts no responsibility for the contents of these sites or materials.
The WITNESS produced Video Action Plan and After Filming Guide (below) are highly recommended if you are thinking about creating your own video strategy and filmed materials.
ESRC National Centre for Research Methods
A UK national research council's introduction to visual social research methods covering researcher and respondent generated data, research design, qualitative approaches and ethics.
Excellent resource with all the tools and tactics for communicating your cause
Witness Video Advocacy Institute
Comprehensive guidance on developing a plan to integrate video into human rights advocacy
Human Rights Video Project
Online archive of human rights documentary with valuable media resource pages
Environmental Justice Foundation
NGO with advanced use of film in research, training and campaigns
Useful guide to video distribution; video sharing site for social and environmental justice
A key organisation that connects charities with media experts; supports you to use media and technologies. Runs the digital Community Channel
See the Difference
A new charity set-up to mentor and assist charities in using film/video for effective fundraising
Witness participatory media site for human rights
Network of online video distribution tools for social justice and media democracy
A unique public platform for filmmakers, video journalists, NGOs
Online video site for social change.
Make Internet TV
Step-by-step guide to publishing internet video from the Participatory Culture Foundation
Insight is a UK/France based organisation pioneering the use of Participatory Video as a tool for empowering individuals and communities. Their manual is a key text on using PV in communication for development.
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