The annual ICT4D Conferences have proven to be an invaluable opportunity for NGOs, private sector organizations, universities, governmental agencies and foundations to share their experience in using ICT to increase the impact of development programs and to learn from each other.  In 2016, 715 individuals from 76 countries and 301 private sector and public sector and civil society explored the ways to harness the full power of digital solutions to achieve the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.  Our thanks to Accenture, Catholic Relief Services, Esri, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, iMerit Technology Services, Inmarsat, IS Solutions, Making All Voices Count, Mercy Corps, Microsoft, NetHope, Oxfam, Pandexio, Qualcom Wireless Reach, RTI International, SimbaNet and World Vision for making that possible.

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Wednesday, May 18 • 14:55 - 16:00
Mobile Filmmaking for Development LIMITED

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In 2008, a dramatic revolution in filmmaking took place. Two companies, Nikon and Canon, released cameras traditionally used for photography with the ability to record High Definition video. These cameras, known as digital single-lens reflex, or DSLRs for short, gave filmmakers the ability to create the look and feel of an expensive, film studio-grade camera equipment at a fraction of the cost. By using their own lenses, microphones and other accessories, DSLR filmmakers took off around the world to produce vibrant, professional content.
Today, another revolution is taking place. An old saying in photography circles is "the best camera is the one that's with you." Smartphones are reaching every corner of the globe, and with them, the ability to create powerful content through video, photo, and audio storytelling. And in the developing world, Android-based phones, equipped with Google's mobile operating system and thousands of apps, are providing both HD cameras and editing software into the hands of people everywhere.
However, while the equipment itself may be capable of HD, human error often causes badly lit, shaky, and otherwise poor quality content. How can we enable storytellers in the countries we work in to produce beautifully composed, stable video with clear audio? Learn how storyboarding, shooting technique, audio capture, and the addition of a few low-cost accessories can go a long way to bringing the next filmmaking revolution into the hands of people all around the world.

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Miles Sedgwick

Founder, Rana Labs
Miles Sedgwick is the Founder and Creative Director of Rana Labs, a digital media agency based in Washington DC. For over ten years, he has been creating video and other digital content for USAID-funded projects and nonprofits around the world. The mission of Rana Labs is to empower... Read More →

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