Professionally I work with Media Trust to support and train communities, charities and voluntary organisations to use digital tools to make their voices heard. In particular, with a background in broadcast production, I tend to focus on how video can play an important part in promoting an organisation’s work and in capturing the impact they have in their communities.
As a volunteer I offer my services as a video maker to small, voluntary and charitable organisations in and around Leeds and Yorkshire. The idea behind video volunteering is to enable those that cannot afford to commission video to benefit from its power to communicate what they do to the wider public, potential funders, and their beneficiaries. Some of my videos can be seen on this blog.
I have created this blog to point to resources that support my work, and which may be of interest to others, and to link to people doing interesting work in the area of community video and video activism.
I also have an interest in the Spanish speaking world and occasionally blog for Periodismo Ciudadano, a Spain based site created and curated by Oscar Espiritusanto, Paula Gonzalo and Jacinto Lajas. The site is dedicated to the nexus between community media/citizen journalism and mainstream media practice, and under the resources section here you can download their ebook Periodismo Ciudadano: Evolución positiva de la comunicación in a .pdf format.
Naturally, all views expressed here are my own.