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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  2. Marjan lost her hair when she was a little girl, but never struggled with being different from other children.

    When she turned 18 something happened that made her conscious of people’s discomfort with her appearance.

    We met Marjan as she was entering a new chapter in her life, one where she hopes to carry her difference with pride and invites others to do the same.

    CLICK ON CC FOR FR/ENG SUBTITLES - SOUS TITRES EN FR EN CLIQUANT SUR CC

    HUMAN POSTCARDS is an ongoing series of 60 second video portraits, capturing the inspirational and often powerful messages of every-day people from around the world.
    More episodes on humanpostcards.com
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  3. Take 60 seconds to learn about the importance of motherhood.

    Meet Ibu Robin Lim, midwife and founder of the Yayasan Bumi Sehat health clinic, which offers free prenatal care, birthing services and medical aid to women in Indonesia.

    She was awarded the 2011 CNN Hero of the Year award by CNN for helping thousands of low-income women in Indonesia with healthy pregnancy and birth services.

    We spent almost a month glued to her aura of love, enjoying numerous meaningful encounters that you will discover in upcoming episodes. We hope this one minute film will portray the beauty that we experienced.

    With all our gratitude,
    Nora & Arie from Human Postcards

    HUMAN POSTCARDS is an ongoing series of 60 second video portraits, capturing the inspirational and often powerful messages of every-day people from around the world.

    SUBTITLES in English/French/Polish/German/Spanish/Portuguese JUST CLICK on CC on the bottom right corner

    More episodes on humanpostcards.com
    Follow us: facebook.com/humanpostcards twitter.com/HumanPostcards

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    Webby Award Winner 2014
    Online Film & Video: Drama: Individual Short or Episode

    International Film Festival of Cinematic Arts (IFFCA) Los Angeles 2014
    Official Selection

    ZUBROFFKA Short Film Festival / Eastward Window Competition 2014
    Official Selection

    Odessa International Film Festival 2014
    Official Selection

    Short of the Month
    Best Cinematography Nominee

    1st Root Film Festival
    Official Selection

    Festival Parachute Light Zero Act II
    Official Selection

    Beacon Indie Film Festival 2015
    Official Selection

    WIIFF 2015
    Official Selections

    IndieFlicks 2015
    Official Selections

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