Producing Strategic, Practical, Effective, Exciting and Do-able Videos
This Five-day course dynamically integrates these three essential elements of video production – 1) skills and techniques in photo-video recording, 2) tools and principles of video editing using simple software (e.g., Movie Maker and ULEAD), and 3) key ingredients of creative Story telling. Specifically, the course will focus on producing short videos (less than 10 minutes) for various purposes like documenting events, program summary, project highlights, personal accomplishments, and others. All these contents will be taught using Dialogue Education principles and approaches.
We initially offered it in Davao where we had 9 participants. Below is a video summary of Day One in SPEED Video.
So, who will benefit from this course?
This course was designed to benefit groups who can use short videos for various purposes. These groups include: local Government Units, Government Agencies, Non Government Organizations, Local churches, church and mission organizations, Foundations and Civic Groups, Schools, Colleges and universities, and others.
and who may attend the course?
Any adult - ages 18 up - can. The participant must have, sufficient working knowledge on basic computer software program (i.e. Word), and an attitude and desire to learn. Participants are limited to maximum of 20 only.
To benefit the most are Program managers, officers and staff who participate in various events, monitors programs and other work-related initiatives. Anyone who needs to come up with a short but powerful summary that highlights the “essentials” without spending so much time and resources on the technical and tedious process usually involved in video production.
What are other requirements?
Each participant or pair* must bring the following:
1. a digital Camera and /or video Camera (preference on digital Camera with Audio-Video recording mode and I GB of memory card )
2. Laptop with at least 512 MB of RAM (higher would be better) and Windows XP
3. Samples of digital photos and video recordings (prints and/or soft copies – i.e., digital files)
4. a Flash drive/memory stick /thumb drive/ memory card with 512 MB minimum capacity
* - Note: it is best to have 2 participants coming from the same organization so they can work as a pair.
So when is the next course? We are running two special courses for the LGU of Butuan from January 14-18 where Barangay Information Officers will be the main participants. Then, another one the following week - January 21-25 for other NGOs, GAs and other groups. A course is set in Quezon City on February 25-29, 2008. we are also setting to schedule a run in Cagayan De Oro, Iloilo and Cebu in the coming months
These are what some of the participants in our maiden offering in Davao have to say about the course:
“The course was amazing and the process used was fundamental and in layman terms. Thanks to Boyet Ongkiko for making things easy for us”
“I’ve realized the power of SPEED in delivering messages to target audience.”
“I see myself as a creator of SPEED Videos which conveys the life of farmer-beneficiaries, including the landowners too.”
“Now I can produce my own video of family and friends’ activities as gift for any celebration.”
“Useful for training activities”
“The Method used in imparting the skills and experience is fun and effective.”
“It will be very useful and applicable for our PROGRAMS in 2008 which will focus on profiling our 86 Barangays”
“The technique and way in producing videos in a short time – that is SPEED Video”
For interested groups, email:
The Director – Strategic Training Unit
For other inquiries send text to: