UNESCO, in collaboration with the Public Service Broadcasting Trust (PSBT), created a series of instructional “how to” videos to provide basic, conceptual and technical understanding of the audio-visual film production, with the special focus on the independent documentary.
With the increasing availability of low cost technologies for both production and post-production, this training material will help to fulfil a vital need for the democratization of the non-print media. It will help individuals and communities to produce their own content, specific to their needs, values and lifestyles.
Through this series of training modules, UNESCO and PSBT intend to support local communication by facilitating the democratization of content and by providing basic and easily comprehensible self-training materials that are inexpensively distributed to potential content creators.
The documentary was used as the framework for the training content because it is easily distributed, accessible and complete genre and an alternative to one used by the commercially driven or state-run television.
The Video Training Basics project aims to equip a generation of film makers and viewers with the basic tools that are essential to use the audiovisual medium effectively in order to demonstrate the plurality of views and issues that form civil society.
The Video Training Basics are divided into three modules:
- Camera (shown here)
- Sound, and