Engagemedia has started a series of workshop known as Crossroads, targeting migrant workers, refugees and stateless people (MRS) in Sabah, to produce short advocacy videos of their respective situations in Malaysia.
The workshop, which kicked off on September 9, 2013, will provide practical knowledge on producing short advocacy videos.
“I really feel excited to be able to learn new techniques on video advocacy,” said Raymond Sipanis, who is one of the participants in this workshop.
The Crossroads workshop in Sabah is a follow-up to the series of workshop conducted earlier in Klang Valley.
In this workshop, Engagemedia will teaching participants, storytelling, video advocacy, storyboarding, camera handling training, and video editing.
Editorial & Outreach Coordinator for Engagemedia Seelan Palay said that the Sabah edition of the Crossroads workshop series has been really good and the participants are very enthusiastic about making videos.
“We have started with teaching storytelling and storyboarding, next week the participants will be going out and shooting the visuals, which will be followed by a week of editing,” said Seelan.
On the last group session of the Crossroads workshop, participants will be exposed to the theory, concepts and terms surrounding video compression and distribution.
Seelan also added that the advocacy videos being produced in the workshop series are mostly about Indonesian and Phillipino migrants, particularly about statelessness.
“Most of the videos will be produced by the Citizen Journalists from Sabah,” he said,
The final draft of videos from Sabah is expected to be ready by the first week of October, and with the final version ready for public viewing towards end of November this year.