Interviews and Cutting: The Video Groups in Action

There are two video groups in the project Changes in Media Education and Political Dialogue Perspectives. Their goal is to present each one video on the project‘s conference on November 12th.

On the first day the two groups started together with a lesson about picture composition and other basics of audiovisual techniques. The two trainers did not just how everything is done theoretically – they showed them examples and draw or discuss some own ideas.
The second day the groups split up to learn to use the professional video cameras. First, the trainers showed the participants how zoom, focus, light etc. work on these cameras and how to use the tripod or how to hold the camera in the hand. They also gave them tips how to deal with different situations in the field. Then the participants went outside to make some shots to learn by doing. The results were discussed with the trainers, so they could also mention some basic mistakes.

In the afternoon the groups discussed what topic they can make a video about and they started working. The group with Daria Jaranowska as responsible trainer chose to interview the photographer Brendan Hoffman. They accompanied him to the America House where he was interviewed about his work in aFacebook live stream. After the interview the group went with Hoffman to his home to interview him about the topics of the project. They had developed the questions for the interview in the morning. The interview took 45 minutes and it digged deep into the experience of Hoffman as a news photographer. He talked about his most special experiences, his ideas about the role of media in society and how he got into being a news reporter during the Maidan Protests and later in the uncontrolled territories in the east of Ukraine. The next day they accompanied him when he was walking through Kyiv to take photosand they took some shots of him.

The group with Carolin Wart as responsible trainer decided to make a street survey about armed conflicts and what impact these conflicts have on their life. They also asked the people what they think how they can cope with it. The group went to Maidan to make this survey. Then they cut the shots and translated the answers to add subtitles to the video. The also made an appointment with a professor of political sciences to interview her about armed conflicts and media. Because the professor had to cancel the appointment, the group decided to go to an exhibition of the foundation Izolyatsia – Platform for Cultural Initiatives to make some more shots and they also spoke to the curator. They also intent to interview Mamuka Andguladze, the representative of the Georgian delegation in the project, The group wants to interview him about the conflicts in Ukraine, Georgia and Armenia, their similarities, their consequences and most common reasons for these conflicts.

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Timeline
Project meeting in Malta MeLDE in Münster Final meeting in Cracow The Final Final Conference TV, Internet and the Streets of Yerevan Between Armenia’s Past and Future And now: Yerevan The Final Conference in Kyiv Radio Svoboda & ZIK TV Channel Visiting the National Union of Journalists of Ukraine Visiting the Parliament’s newspaper: Holos Ukrayiny Talking with the “Ukrainian News Agency” about the role of media in armed conflicts Interviews and Cutting: The Video Groups in Action Youth 4 Media is partner of the "Changes of media-education and political dialogue perspectives" - funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of German... From the Communist Party School to the Institute of Journalism First day of ‘Changes of Media Education and Political Dialogue Perspectives’ in Kyiv Changes of Media-Education and Political Dialogue perspectives The Conference and the project’s results Visiting an Armenian diaspora community A walk through Odessa’s colours The Intercultural Evening Digital Literacy in the Digitalised era: supporting teachers through a whole-school approach MYgrant METHAMORPHOSIS in action! A kick-off meeting in the city of Wolves DC4JOBS: 3rd Partner Meeting in Breda, the Netherlands Start of the project "Changes of Perspectives in Media Education and Political Dialogue" A project meeting in Malaga DC4JOBS - Digital Competences for New Jobs: Young people (with fewer opportunities) fight unemployment InDVT meeting in Prague Merry Christmas and a happy New Year 2018!
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