Nearly 500 videos entered the Charity Film Awards and close to 50,000 members of the public voted so it’s great to hear that two of our videos have been shortlisted for an award. The Charity Film Awards were launched this year to celebrate the sector’s use of video, whether for raising awareness, changing attitudes and behaviours or fundraising.
"I've never sent a text before and I've never been online"
Yesterday we joined our client and social housing provider Phoenix Community Housing’s Techy Tea Party. This monthly event connects residents with volunteers to help answer questions about digital technology and teach essential online skills. Phoenix provided laptops, tea and coffee and mince pies and volunteers brought their know-how and a friendly smile to help residents gain new skills and make the most of technology.
“We’ve had thousands of watches, plenty of shares and an increase in funding coming in through our website”
This is the kind of feedback we like! It’s not just about creating charity videos that the client likes, but about films that impact the audience and make a positive difference for the charity in the way that we want.
Tomorrow, 25th November is the United Nations' International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. Since 2000, each year on this date activities are arranged around the world to raise awareness of violence against women, promote projects which enable women and their children to escape violence and highlight campaigns to educate people about the consequences of violence.
It’s not uncommon to hear stories of interns being treated as general run-arounds, doing the photocopying, making the tea and effectively working every hour for little or no money. There’s been many recent articles, exposing companies that exploit interns on a regular basis and it’s an on-going problem that young people coming into industry face – how to get a job that requires experience, where getting experience on an internship can prove difficult.
Producing a fundraising or educational charity video involves a detailed production process of planning, filming and editing. Clear communication and thorough planning are vital in ensuring that filming is effective and the final film fulfils the production aims and objectives, thus delivering an engaging video with strong key messages and a compelling ask.