April 18, 2013
How children make videos and NOT appear in the video itself
Often children express themselves about sensitive topics through video, and often it is not in the best interest of a child to appear in the video itself. Here is a set of creative tools for enabling children to make videos, without any child appearing in the video itself.
Please note: these tools are not mine; I’ve identified and described them trying to build a toolkit. Suggestions are very welcome, work in progress!
Here’s the link to the toolkit 20130418 Creative video techniques for making anonymous videos Ivet Pieper.
March 12, 2013
January 23, 2013
In this video I explain basic elements of participatory video (PV). The interview is filmed against the backdrop of a lively PV training of 25 talented football girls.
It’s in Dutch, and subtitled in English.
The video was produced for the Dutch National Youth Participation Day, which consisted of a plenary television show, and 10 practical online workshops. My video was one of these workshops.
January 10, 2013
Wanna learn what a Working Group on New Communication Technologies does? Then check this video:
In November I had the pleasure of spending a day or two in Dublin with the ‘Working Group on New Communication Technologies’ of the international network of Child Helplines. It was their sixth meeting, and I was invited to facilitate a workshop on the use of video in their work. With a specific lens on DIY and participatory video.
Participants had been asked to search for and share two or three inspirational examples of ways video has contributed to e.g. marketing/fundraising, M&E and reporting, child education or e.g. communicating among colleagues. During the first part of the workshop we watched a selection of these videos, discussed them (e.g. purpose, audience, process, impact) and positioned them in a theoretical framework. Here’s the playlist:
And then the participants underwent some hands on videomaking themselves. In three groups they created a storyboard (one on use of video, one on texting services for youth and one on the working group itself) and went out to shoot. After watch & feedback and celebrating the footage, I was left with the responsibility to edit a short video report out of the material, which you have just seen [top video].
Learnt a lot.
December 18, 2012
In Dutch culture, storytelling is not a strong feature. At the dinner table we sit, and eat our potatoes in silence. Well, near silence.
I stumbled upon a smart, playful little tool to enhance storytelling capacities: it’s called Rory’s Story Cubes. I bought the action set, and my kids have been making up stories all afternoon. There are several sets (action, voyage), which can be combined and size wise fit nicely in my facilitation case. I can’t wait to start integrating this in my participatory video workshops, not only with kids!
The KNVB (Royal Dutch Football Association) has initiated an international exchange program, linking Dutch sport clubs to clubs in developing countries called Clublinking. In the upcoming 3 years, 16 youth teams will visit youth teams in developing countries, contributing to a wider understanding of international development issues, creating long lasting links through sports and friendship. Check the site.
During this project, I advise KNVB on how participatory video can contribute to the objectives of the program, and train and coach participating youth in making videos. For this project I collaborate with co-facilitator Tessa Steenbergen and receive great assistance of Sophie Conin.
The last couple of weeks I have trained he Dutch National Ladies Soccer Team under 23 in making videos, combining PV with exploring issues of global citizenship and intercultural communication. Here’s a ‘Day in our lives’ video one of the girls made a year ago.
Wanna know more about the project and do you understand Dutch? Then join in on a workshop on participatory video I’m facilitating December 11, 2012 – as part of the Dutch National Youth Participation Day. This 20 minute workshop can be viewed online from 12.30 – 17.00 and I will be available on chat for questions, discussions etc. Check the site.
It’s a lively introductory workshop, combining an interview on origin, uses, practical application, risks and constraints of PV with footage of a hands on PV training with the Dutch National Ladies Soccer Team under 23.
Op dinsdag 11 december geef ik een online workshop over participatory video & jongeren tijdens de Landelijke Dag van de Jongerenparticipatie.
Het workshopprogramma duurt van 12.30 uur tot 17.00 uur. Onderstaat de info over mijn workshop.
Organisatie: Ivet Pieper en KNVB
Workshopleider: Ivet Pieper
Jongeren gebruiken steeds vaker video om zich uit te drukken, om hun leefwereld te laten zien, om verhalen te vertellen. Niet alleen thuis en in hun buurt, maar ook op school. Jongeren kunnen best wat ondersteuning gebruiken om goede video’s te maken. Tijdens deze workshop laat trainer Ivet Pieper zien hoe de internationaal ontwikkelde methodieken van participatory video van toegevoegde waarde zijn bij het betrekken van jongeren bij jeugdbeleid en onderzoek, maar ook bij bijvoorbeeld een internationale jongerenuitwisseling van de KNVB. Participatory video is praktisch en inspirerend.