New video technology means that documenting evidence in the field of human rights and development can be used as a means of collecting evidence and delivering information. Video footage is extremely powerful and direct. However, all too often poorly shot footage can be difficult to edit and use effectively. But with some basic training and some simple techniques it is possible to produce good quality, editable footage no matter what your experience in using video might be.


Tassia Kobylinska is a documentary filmmaker with experience of filming and editing human rights and development issues in Europe, Asia and Africa. She is also a video production lecturer and participatory video trainer with over 10 years experience in production training. She has designed and delivered video production training course for a number of organisations.

Kevin Biderman is a London based filmmaker and photographer and has worked producing photography, film and other content for various publications and he is a lecture in film and video production and photography. He is currently completing his MSc in Digital Anthropology and has a special interest in the development of skills for hypermediated fieldnotes.

This training equips field workers with the foundation production and technical skills to produce quality audio-video footage using their own cameras. It will also introduce field workers to the legal and ethical considerations in capturing people’s testimonies and comment. A photocopiable as well as digital manual, tailored to the needs of your organisation, offers a portable toolkit that can be used by workers in the field.

2010 Training provided for

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In 2012 we will be running a training course with Global Witness

For more information please contact Tassia or Kevin