Low-Budget Video Production: Visual Communication for Small Charities (FutureLearn)

Low-Budget Video Production: Visual Communication for Small Charities (FutureLearn)
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This course is suited to anyone planning to produce videos who works within the small charity sector such as charity staff, volunteers and service users.
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Low-Budget Video Production: Visual Communication for Small Charities (FutureLearn)
Understand how video can expand and enhance your organisation’s communications and develop practical skills for your productions. Learn how to produce your own low-budget video to convey your charity’s message. Small charities understand that to compete in a tough economic climate they should engage with digital media and video content. But a lack of staff, time, knowledge and resources can get in the way. This practical video production course is designed to bridge that gap and help small charities develop the skills they need for successful video production.

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Understand the strength of video in telling powerful human stories

You’ll gain an insight into the strengths and weaknesses of video as a medium of communication, where and how to use it to powerful effect, and how to tie it in with your charity’s overall message and ethos.

As part of the course, you’ll also have access to a well-researched collection of videos made by small charities, inspirational examples of the type of visual storytelling you could be able to achieve.


Learn the production skills you need to communicate your work and impact

You’ll get to grips with creative thinking and visual storytelling, and work through the editorial decisions that can make your video stand out and deliver its message effectively.

You’ll also master how to make a low-budget production using the technology you have readily available such as smartphones. You’ll develop practical skills to plan and structure a low-budget video production, shoot video in several different visual styles, and tackle a basic edit.


Gain in-depth insight into video production from experts at The Open University

You’ll be guided throughout by Tot Foster, who has just completed research to develop training and support in video production for small charities that takes into account their specific circumstances, together with Senior Lecturer in Design, Dr Theodore Zamenopoulos.


What topics will you cover?


Week 1. Understanding the medium.

The strengths of video – powerful human stories

Potential online and offline uses of video for small charities


Week 2. Planning a production

Editorial decision making

The production team and resources


Week 3. Practical production skills

Realising a range of visual styles using your phone

Interviewing


Week 4. Making your video count

Editing and distribution

Reflections


What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

- Explore the strengths and weaknesses of video as a medium of communication, where and how to use it to powerful effect

- Investigate how to plan and structure a low budget production with available team skills and resources

- Develop a range of practical skills in low budget production using readily available technology

- Apply creative thinking and visual storytelling skills



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39.00 EUR
This course is suited to anyone planning to produce videos who works within the small charity sector such as charity staff, volunteers and service users.

MOOC List is learner-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.