Training course: Being Seen

📌 Location: Kennington, United Kingdom

⏰ Dates: 13-22 December 2022

👣 Number of participants: 36 participants

🏁 Participating countries: UK, Greece, Italy, Lithuania, Bulgaria, Spain, Poland, Romania

🚲 Organizer: Abroadship.org

🍇 Apply here: Application form

📱Inquiries about this training course: Justinas at hello@abroadship.org

💰💶 Costs: 

  • 100% accommodation, food and program materials are covered by the grant from Erasmus+
  • 80% traveling costs (only most economical) are covered, up to the maximum expenses:
    • €20/participant for UK;
    • €275/participant for Lithuania, Spain, Poland, Italy
    • €360/participant for Greece, Bulgaria, Romania.
  • For traveling reimbursement, it is mandatory:
    • online tickets: forward emails with e-tickets, boarding passes and invoices, it has to contain price and date.
    • offline tickets: bring original receipts (originals), copies will not be accepted.
  • Reimbursements will be sent as soon as possible, latest 30 June 2023, once (and if) participants take part in
    • full duration of the programme
    • fill the evaluation forms
    • present all the traveling documents

Being Seen

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Background Story

For all of us, who are part of not-for profit and social initiatives, it is always tricky to spread our message compared to for profit initiatives. We are aware or we should become aware that branding and namely the video presence of our initiative is the second element we have to build (after our website). Nowadays technology allows us to create video productions without expensive equipment. Smartphones, laptops and other low cost gadgets can offer high quality video productions.

Abroadship.org is inviting you to Being Seen project. It is a 2 phase project where you will have the chance to learn how to build a social promotional video of your organization and/or initiative with low cost equipment as well as to learn and experiment with other people, how to use video by creating yourselves a video.

“Nothing says ‘yawn’ more than an interminable text-based email or 50-slide attachment. Including a video within a brief email and delivering content in multimedia formats can help drive response rates, improve information retention and make your company or offer more memorable.” – Andy Zimmerman, Conquering the Content Crisis

Structure of the project

  • #1 Training Course // 13-22 December, Kennington, United Kingdom
    • Get acquainted with media literacy
    • Receive practical skills in filmmaking in all stages (pre-production, production post production)
    • Explore ways to promote and disseminate videos online
    • Adapt Media Literacy to own methods working with your target groups
    • Create a promotional video for a London based not-for-profit initiative
    • Create your action plans for the Local Action Phase.
  • #2 Local Action Phase // Jan 2023, each partner country
    • Place in action gained knowledge and tools by creating a promotional video for your organisation, practicing and improving organisation’s video creation skills
    • Disseminate the knowledge acting as multiplier and share the skills acquired during the Training Course by delivering media literacy workshop for youth in your organisation

Who Should Attend

  • Youth worker and/or staff member of non profit initiatives, interested on how to incorporate new technologies and namely video production in your work
  • Eager to learn or develop further your skills in video making
  • Commited to create 2 social promotional videos (one in the UK and one in your local environment)
  • Ready to participate in an intercultural environment and eager to challenge yourself in working on an high speed training course full of practical assignments
  • Resident of UK, Greece, Italy, Lithuania, Bulgaria, Spain, Poland, Romania.
  • Able to work and communicate in English
  • 18+ years old

Programme

The program of the training course (phase 1) is divided in 3 major blocks:

  • Getting acquainted to media literacy
  • Making a concrete plan for phase 2 – Local Action Phase
  • Practicing video skills by filming in UK.

Progamme elements

  • The working hours and the program varies according to the needs of the program. Expect to work 12 to 14 hours (including breaks and assignments).
  • There are morning, afternoon and evening sessions planned. Mornings are mostly focused in video creation assignments and reflection, afternoon and evening sessions for input and practice.
  • There is no need for expensive media equipment, you will be working with your own media equipment resources, learning how to create video productions with the same material that you will be working with back in your local reality.
  • Please note that the program does not include touristic trips and free days therefore in case you are interested in such possibilities we invite you to plan them for yourselves by arranging (on your own costs) some days before or after the training.

Delivery Methods

This training program is based on an Experiential Learning approach, you will learn by doing and by reflecting upon what you did. Expect a fully dynamic program containing several methods and work-formats added one on each others as lego bricks building the content of the training.

  • Short input & Practice: You will get short theoretical input and you will directly asked to implement them
  • Assignments & Feedback: Expect to find yourself in many different multinational teams working together on a media assignment within set time frame.
  • Video productions: During the second block of the training you will work with an international group in the production of a social promotional video of a non-profit initiative
  • Reflection & Self Assessment: There are dedicated parts of the program, where you can stop and look at your own learning path. This will happen in a small group context, in a plenary but also individually.

in Being Seen your individual learning journey will be Self-Directed by you, guided by the facilitators and supported by the group.

Being Seen Team

Martynas Kazlauskas: An experienced cinematographer and owner of windyeyepictures.com.

Andrada Boldis: Andrada works in the field of visual communication since 2019, her main focus being videography and digital design. She loves being in learning contexts and creating them for others, especially in group settings. She believes in creative self-expression as a learning method, and occasionally facilitates workshops and trainings based on this approach.

Justinas Brikys: A social entrepreneur, an investor and founder of Abroadship.org, a centre of learning through mobility.

Financial Costs

  • 100% accommodation, food and program materials are covered by the grant from Erasmus+
  • 80% traveling costs (only most economical) are covered, up to the maximum expenses:
    • €20/participant for UK;
    • €275/participant for Lithuania, Spain, Poland, Italy
    • €360/participant for Greece, Bulgaria, Romania.
  • Training course is FREE, there is no fee.
  • For traveling reimbursement, it is mandatory:
    • online tickets: forward emails with e-tickets, boarding passes and invoices, it has to contain price and date.
    • offline tickets: bring original receipts (originals), copies will not be accepted.
  • Reimbursements will be sent as soon as possible, latest 30 June 2023, once (and if) participants take part in
    • full duration of the programme
    • fill the evaluation forms
    • present all the traveling documents

Where

It is England, baby! Since the UK chose BREXIT, this is one of the last Erasmus+ opportunities. Grosvenor Hall place is 2 hours from London, set in the beautiful grounds of a former manor house. Find map of the location here.

When to Get There

Arrival Day: 13 December, any time

Programme: 14-21 December, in total 8 full days

Departure Day: 22 December, morning

Allowed to stay in UK days: This is a great time to explore United Kingdom. We will not have a lot of free time during the programme, thus if you want to explore country, please arrange extra days. You are allowed to come max 6 days before the TC or leave after max 6 days after the TC, but the total amount of the days that are not part of the programme is max 6 days. If you decide to stay more than 6 days longer than the official programme, you will have to cover the traveling expenses yourself. During these extra days, you have to find your own accommodation and no other expenses are covered (we will cover just flights on different days).

Practicals – What to (not) Bring

  • Casual, warm and sports clothes for outdoors (take into consideration rainy British weather) and indoors;
  • Small backpack (not necessary, but very practical for the outdoor production);
  • Comfortable walking shoes;
  • Passport (EU ID card is not anymore accepted after the BREXIT);
  • Medicines;
  • Insurance – this is critical! Please bring European Health Card and Insure in other ways because we do not provide and are not liable for any incidents.

Personal Equipment

It is essential to bring with you personal equipment. We will not provide the equipment so the effectiveness of your personal learning and the training course itself can be increased if you work with tools you already know and have. Therefore bring with you:

  • Smartphone, Video or Photo Camera with filming function (as professional as possible, preferably DSLR);
  • Memory storage (or external hard drive);
  • Laptop and photo and video editing software;
  • Chargers, UK plug adapter, card-readers, cables.

Weather

In December temperatureGrosvenor Hall ranges from 1 to 8 degrees, sunshine lasts ± 2 hours and of course of course of course (not so) beautiful rain (rains ± 17 out of 30 days) is a constant friend and a mandatory discussion subject in all conversations.

Check the weather forecast here.

Medicine, Allergies and Diet

If you have illness, physical limitations and/or use medicine we need to know about, please inform us. If you are vegetarian or have special diet, let us know, indicating what you can and cannot eat, so that we can arrange the suitable food.

How to Apply?

Fill this application form: https://forms.gle/LRRARgkoLg6WaCo6A

In order to apply for Being Seen project, you must be over 18 years old and a citizen of one of the partner countries. Contact the partner organisation from the list below if you need any support.

UK Subtiluship CIC hello@abroadship.org
Lithuania Inovatyvi Karta inovatyvi.karta@gmail.com
Greece ROES roes.cooperativa@gmail.com
Romania POINT OF VYOU pointofvyou@gmail.com
Spain Intercultural info@vibria.org 
Italy Ottolovante office@associazioneottovolante.com
Bulgaria YOUTHub mnenkova@youthub.bg 
Poland Sztukater info@sztukater.pl

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Abroadship.org is a platform for worldwide learning opportunities abroad. For information about this or other opportunities, any practical matters, please visit us at Abroadship.org or hello@abroadship.org