Training on video shooting and editing

To train the BIOMA project staffs to create a good and interesting video of their environment and development activities in their project areas.

BIOMA staffs are motivated to document their activities programs by taking photos and video during the implementation of their program activities. In the meantime, they use several DSLR (Digital Single Lens Reflex) and pocket cameras to take the photos and videos.

One of the existing challenges is that the organization does not have an assigned staff to produce a good video documentation though they have countless video files from the field. However, they did not have enough budgets to hire a communication staff for their project. Consequently, they were not able to produce a good video though they have implemented their projects for years.

The other challenge is the limited skill of field staff to take a qualified video to be used to capture the important moment.

It is expected that after the volunteer missions, BIOMA project staffs will have sufficient skills to:
- Document the necessary recording of the field activities in a qualified video file to capture the correct moment to reflect the project achievements.
- edit the taken video file into a more interesting video as the communication tools to increase the project and organization visibility BIOMA wishes to present the video to their various audiences (donors, partners, governments, beneficiaries, etc) and to publish the video in their networks through websites, social media, etc.
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Two steps will be necessary to achieve the expected objectives. It does not necessarily require one mission per intervention but it can be.

First step is to train the technical skills to the project staffs to document the project activities in qualified video requirements (angle, voice recording, picture focus, stability, etc). A field mission to the project area might be necessary to take a demo of video shooting.

Second step will have to take place after first step to train the project staff to edit all the videos based on their existing video and the demo video taken during the first step. By using all the taken videos, the volunteers are expected to:
- reassess the relevant and the qualities of the taken videos or existing videos to the video creation objectives
- train the participants to edit the video by introducing specific video editing software
- train BIOMA staffs to upload the video into social media, website, youtube, etc
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The volunteer should have skills on video making and editing, or photography, or related fields, and speaking English. Samarinda is a hot city (temperature), so we suggest the volunteer to bring light clothes. In general, there are two seasons in a year rainy season (October - April) and dry season (May to September), but recently the weather cannot be predicted.

The mission will be conducted in Samarinda City.

In general the organization of the mission is as follow:
1/ The mission/training will be conducted in the BIOMA Office where standard training equipments are available.
2/ Before training there will be general briefing from Planète Urgence Indonesia and BIOMA in the first day the volunteer arrive in Samarinda City. Likewise, the day before leaving Samarinda, there will be debriefing session.
3/ The training will be 5 days in week 1 and another 4 days in the week 2.

In general the schedule of the training is from 9 am to 3 pm. The session in Saturday is 9 - 12 based on the partners' staff availability. The detail of the schedule will be discussed during the briefing. The training will be conducted in informal situation. Sunday is free day, and the volunteer could explore the City of Samarinda and surroundings. A BIOMA staff will be assigned to pick up and drop from the hotel to the office by using motorcycle with helmet.
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All staffs know how to take photo and video using DSLR camera, pocket camera, video cam, smart phone and how to transfer the file to computers. None of them has ever attended training program on video shooting and editing. Most of them are computer and internet literate. The age range is between 20 - 40 years old.

Almost all of participant candidates are graduated from faculty of forestry. Some of them are now attending master degree's program in natural resources management.Some of them have attended training/course on GIS (geographic information system), spatial mapping, and biodiversity. They do not speak English; a local English - Indonesian translator will be hired.

Organizationally, BIOMA is strongly motivated to become one of the leading NGO in East Kalimantan working on community based natural resources management. To support this goal, BIOMA needs to introduce their programs and activities to the broader audiences. Internet, website, and good communication tools can be used to promote the organisation effectively. The capacity building of staffs in video shooting and editing is needed and BIOMA would appreciate if there are PU's volunteer missions to help them in field of web management or development.
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Congé Solidaire;Mission Solidaire
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BIOMA Foundation is a non-governmental organization based in Samarinda, East Kalimantan (Borneo Island) established in 1998 (bioma.or.id). BIOMA has a vision of "Sustainability of the functions and benefits of natural resources and environment for the sustainability of all creatures including human well being, especially local communities". To achieve this vision, BIOMA has a mission of "to promote the community’s awareness and participation and to support policies and efforts in the protection and sustainable use of natural resources and the environment as a gift of God Almighty". BIOMA founded by a group of young environmental activists in Samarinda (mostly graduated from the Faculty of Forestry, Mulawarman University) who concerned about the damages of the environment, especially forest resources in Kalimantan Island. Institutionally and personally, BIOMA has had adequate relevant experiences in the project implementation, community facilitation and assistance. In the beginning of its establishment, BIOMA worked more on research in field of natural resources, but later they work with community in managing natural resources sustainably. Today BIOMA works with community in several villages in Kutai Kartanegara District and Malinau District, East Kalimantan Province.
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When the volunteer arrive in Balikpapan in the morning, he/she can proceed to Samarinda City by shuttle bus. If the volunteer arrives in the afternoon, he/she should stay overnight in Balikpapan. A room in Hakaya hotel (located near the Airport) will be reserved and informed to volunteer before the arrival. PU Indonesia or BIOMA will arrange the hotel and the airport transfer. The next day, the volunteer will proceed to Samarinda by shuttle bus (3 hours travel). We will send information in detail how to go to Samarinda by shuttle bus. PU Indonesia or BIOMA staff will pick up the volunteer at the Shuttle Bus station in Samarinda. After arriving in Samarinda, the volunteer will meet Planète Urgence Indonesia and BIOMA for a briefing session. Then BIOMA will host and organize the volunteer mission.
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Balikpapan [Sepinggan]
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Transit in Balikpapan City will be in Hakaya Plaza Hotel (www.hakayaplazahotel.com) Place to stay in Samarinda: a budget hotel, a clean standard hotel. Meal during the mission will be organized by BIOMA. Indonesian food is considered as one of the most vibrant and colorful cuisine, full of intense flavor. The staple food is rice with the dishes of chicken, fish, and sometimes beef. Indonesian used a lot spices for cooking. For the volunteers who don't like spicy food, the host will provide less spicy food. Transportation in Samarinda city will use motorcycle with helmet (for short distance), and taxi.
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The equipment and material available: photography gears including 2 DLSR Camera (Nikon and Canon), 6 pockets cameras, 1 video cam, and laptops. The other materials are whiteboard and board marker, electricity, Wi-Fi internet, LCD projector, organizational website, social media and other standard training kit. Each staff has advanced smart phones. It is expected that the volunteer informs BIOMA prior to the mission should he/she needs particular equipment or software for trainings. It is also recommended that volunteers bring their own computers
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