Video Activist Handbook - Second Edition / Edition 2

Video Activist Handbook - Second Edition / Edition 2

by Thomas Harding
     
 

ISBN-10: 0745317707

ISBN-13: 9780745317700

Pub. Date: 08/20/2001

Publisher: Pluto Press

This second edition of the highly popular Video Activist Handbook includes numerous examples of contemporary video activism from around the world. The first book to provide the basic skills and know-how required for beginning video activism, it also offers a wealth of ideas on video strategies to those with some prior experience. Whether you are involved in…  See more details below

Overview

This second edition of the highly popular Video Activist Handbook includes numerous examples of contemporary video activism from around the world. The first book to provide the basic skills and know-how required for beginning video activism, it also offers a wealth of ideas on video strategies to those with some prior experience. Whether you are involved in campaigning, nonviolent direct action, or simply want to know how to make use of video as a political tool, this book is for you.

o Covers the key topics in a step-by-step guide - from choosing and using the right equipment and planning when and where to shoot, to supplying to TV, making a campaign video and legal considerations.

o Combines clearly written and well illustrated practical advice, backed up by a wealth of resources, with firsthand examples of successful video activism

o Critically assesses the mainstream media agendas and offers a lively survey of the international video activist scene.

Reviews of the first edition:
"You must read this book if you are in any way involved with campaigning." Robby Kelman, Greenpeace

"I give it eleven out of ten!" Roddy Mansfield, video activist

"A masterpiece of empowerment . . . Accessible, friendly and well-informed . . . No campaign group should be without [it] . . . Buy this book. It's inspiring." Peace News"

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780745317700
Publisher:
Pluto Press
Publication date:
08/20/2001
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
5.57(w) x 8.44(h) x 0.74(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Glossary
Preface
1What is video activism?
A brief history of video activism
The camcorder revolution
2Strategy of video activism
Finding a purpose
Types of video activist strategy
Differences between video activist and video-maker approaches
Problems with the video activist approach
3Equipment: Where do I find a camcorder?
The basic kit
Choosing a camcorder
Sound equipment
Advanced equipment
Looking after your equipment
Powering up in silly places
4Getting started - A basic introduction to using a camcorder
The Psychology of videoing in public
Getting good images
Getting good sound
Teach yourself to video in five easy steps
Your first big day of videoing
Getting better
5Witness video: Legal work Different types of witness video
Working with the legal system
Appearing in court
Tips for shooting witness video
Issues of security
Videoing covertly
Counter camcorder
6T V Work 1: Supplying footage to News
Why bother supplying footage to T V news?
What is T V news looking for?
Issues faced when supplying to T V news
Tips on supplying footage to T V news
7T V Work 2: Going beyond news footage
Different ways of supplying footage to T V
Producing a Video News Release (VNR)
Archive sales to T V
Documentary making: becoming a T V professional
8Making a campaign video 1: Production
Different types of campaign video (educational, empowerment, fundraising)
The process
Preparation and research
Shooting
9Making a campaign video 2: Editing Political editing
The editing process
Equipment
Tips
10Distribution 1: Screenings
Different types of screenings
Tips
Screening equipment
11Distribution 2: Other outlets
Community terrestrial broadcast
Cable
Video magazines
CD Rom
World Wide Web
12Training
Different types of video activist training
Issues and problems
Tips
Example of workshop schedule
Resources
Recommended reading
Video activist organisations
T V contacts
Index

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