Witness has built an absolutely fantastic section on their website that is dedicated to helping other activists harness the power of video. Founded by the musician, Peter Gabriel, Witness has been training activists to use video to document human rights abuse for nearly 20 years.
Witness’ documentation and materials include:
- Insightful case studies that document how other activists have harnessed the power of video and documentary. Take a look at this case study on how citizens in Burma struggle for safety and freedom.
- A comprehensive downloadable guide for video activists. Chapter topics include: editing, distribution, production, and safety and security measures;
- A neat article that was published by Huffington Post on how to film at protests;
- some great videos, including clips on editing and distributing your film, how to keep your camera steady, and a “how to” video summarizing what first time video activists need to know before they start shooting. Check out this last video below.