1. Created by What Took You So Long for Global Giving, this video offers 34 tips and examples for creating short films about non-profit organizations and international projects. We focused on 3 primary areas: directing and producing, shooting in the field, and editing.

    All of the footage in this video was filmed by What Took You So Long in locations around the world, including Somalia, Haiti, Kenya, Colombia, Liberia, Mongolia, Papua New Guinea, Namibia, India, and more.

    GlobalGiving is a charity fundraising web site that gives social entrepreneurs and non-profits from anywhere in the world a chance to raise the money that they need to improve their communities. Since 2002, GlobalGiving has raised over $78 million from 308,772 donors who have supported 7,209 projects.

    For more information, visit:
    whattookyousolong.org
    globalgiving.com

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    DIRECTING AND PRODUCING

    Set the scene
    Capture honest moments
    Use public transport
    Feature camels
    Powerful images create discussion
    Kids are awesome, but don't exploit
    Share positive stories
    Emotions create connection with viewers
    Feature Local leaders
    Build a relationship

    SHOOTING IN THE FIELD

    Use two cameras or more
    Play with focus and jump cuts
    Follow action
    Play with perspective
    Make the Simple Beautiful
    Be colorful
    Improvise with your equipment
    Climb buildings
    Create continuity

    EDITING

    Start strong
    Simplify your message
    Add drama and predictability
    Repetition increases impact
    Experiment with background and movement 
    Effects can be fun, but be careful
    Match imagery with music
    Utilize local sounds
    Audio can speak for itself
    Create original title cards
    Work with good translators
    Incorporate humor
    But don't overdo the humor
    Don't over-rely on voiceovers
    Work with external footage

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