Video Storytelling Workshop: Narratives for Impact
Video is a powerful tool in the context of international development. It can be used for program promotion, project documentation, and as a catalyst for education and behavior change. A video narrative may inform donors how their money is used and why they should care. It may educate colleagues by sharing knowledge on how a successful model can be replicated. In the field, a video may teach and encourage behavior adoption such as proper handwashing, exclusive breastfeeding, or climate-smart irrigation techniques.
The TOPS Program hosted an interactive, one-day workshop where participants were exposed to different types of video storytelling, practiced the full process of video production, and learned about the impact of effective videos. Partipants took on the role of director, writer, videographer, or editor as they brainstormed, storyboarded, filmed, and edited their own videos in small groups.
- Video Planning Worksheet and Communications and Dissemination Plan
- Storyboarding Worksheet
- Production Process Packet
- Sample Consent Form from WHO