Documentary Video Workshops

Documentary Video Workshops

Our professional video staff will work with you to design a workshop that fits your goals. Each workshop is taught by two instructors to allow for as much one-one teaching as possible. We adapt our approach depending on your level of experience and the equipment you have available, be it cell-phones or high-end professional cameras. In addition, you will have full access to our professional equipment for the duration of the workshop, including cameras, audio gear, and peripherals (glidecam, jib, etc.)

Video strategy and visual storytelling

1 day Beginner or Intermediate Workshop

Communications specialists will learn what they need to create an effective video strategy for their institution, and how to work with professional video producers and teams. We will go over common pitfalls, learn the relevant theory and lingo, and cover practical topics including how to write a creative brief, how to coordinate bigger productions, and how to use web platforms and social media effectively.

How to Make Videos, Start to Finish

2 day Beginner or Intermediate Workshop

With two days, participants can learn the basics steps to make a high-quality video by themselves, using whatever equipment they have available. The first day we go over theory and shooting, and students are expected to shoot a short sequence as their homework. The second day we learn how to edit and finalize the videos that participants shot themselves, using professional software.

What you need

Camera (can be a cell-phone)


Computer with editing software

In-depth Video Production

5 day Beginner or Intermediate Workshop

The five-day option allows participants to learn the entire production process for making a video, including in-depth coverage of technical topics.

Day 1: Storytelling, approach, pre-production
Day 2: Hands-on cinematography and shooting
Day 3: Recording audio, interview technique
Day 4-5: Editing and post-production

What you need

Camera (can be a cell-phone)


Computer with editing software

Intermediate or Advanced Workshops by Request

Do you have a specific challenge in your video skillset or workflow? We can create customized workshops to address any number of advanced techniques.

Some possible topics could be:

  1. Advanced cinematography
  2. Advanced editing and color correction
  3. Advanced cinematography
  4. Creating a video database (media and metadata management in Adobe Prelude)
  5. 2-D animation and motion graphics

Documentary Video Workshops

Booking

1 DAY HUMANITARIAN STORYTELLING WITH VIDEO

This one-day workshop will teach you how to tell stories using video for NGOs, charities and corporate social responsibility programmes, to be used on the web, social media or get picked up by new sources. Arete’s video expert, Eva Gilliam, will inspire you to create powerful films that have an impact.

17th November 2017, Frontline Club, London

Contact us to book your spot 

"Thank you so much for sending Eva and Karel on our trip to Kenya! They were both professional and always on the ball. Your work is definitely going to make us look like we’ve moved up in the NGO world."

Catherine Mack, Cross International

"I would like to congratulate Jessica and Eva for their great work and their professional and pragmatic approach on this project."

Dame Guèye, Tostan International

"Kate Holt contributes regularly to the Guardian all too often covering violence, conflict, tragedy and their aftermath. She produces quality material sensitively and is one very few photographers we trust to operate in challenging environments like Somalia, the DRC or South Sudan."

Lucy Lamble, Editor

"Despite working in often very difficult environment, Eva always conducts her work with sensitivity to the subjects she interviews and the facilitators she works with. It is a pleasure working with Eva."

Suzanne Beukes, UNICEF