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Creative Content: Radio, TV, New Media

Supporting creativity and innovation in local content production in radio, television and new media

The Video Training Basics, volume 2

Documenting Reality: What is the 'reality' we create and why?
The Video Training Basics, volume 2What is the 'reality' we create and why? Every shot has a point of view... why do we document it? This film explores the constructedness of reality itself and attempts to articulate the processes that go into establishing the camera's viewpoint as the reality that inevitably translates into the spectator's version of reality, as it exists, out there, waiting to be absorbed, unchanged and unquestioned. The film delves into why and how certain 'truths' are created and legitimised.

Through this series of training modules, UNESCO and its partner, the Public Service Broadcasting Trust (PSBT), intend to support the communication process by facilitating the democratization of content and by providing basic and easily comprehensible self-training materials that are inexpensively distributed to potential content creators.

This project aims to equip a generation of filmmakers and viewers with the basic tools that are essential in the communication process to use the audiovisual medium effectively in order to demonstrate the plurality of views and issues that form civil society.

Total duration: 30’

Windows Media File
Author PSBT - The Open Frame - UNESCO
Format of video DVD