How to show a comprehensive story in 7 minutes

Assignment: show the impact of North Star Alliance’s work in Africa through testimonials with various stakeholders, clients and staff. Available time in the field: 5 days (in 5 countries). People we interviewed: 16. Duration of video: 7 minutes. Other info: with the raw material we also made video’s per location and short testimonials.

Personal story shows impact of reforestation project.

Assignment: Show the impact of reforestation project Greening Africa in Tanzania through a personal story. Available time in the field: 1 day. People we interviewed: 1. Duration of video: 3 minutes.

Word association with energy and sense of humour

Assignment: a video montage in which staff members say one word into the camera which encapsulates their feelings about North Star Alliance. Available time in the field: 1.5 hours. People that participated: 35. Duration of video: 2 minutes. Other info: our interaction with the team members resulted in a dynamic we didn’t anticipate but welcomed wholeheartedly, because of the accompanying energy and sense of humour.

Short impact video

Assignment: let agricultural engineer Ricardo Zúñiga explain the environmental friendly practices of coffee cooperative Coopetarrazú to show the impact of the investment of Oikocredit International. Available time in the field: 1 day. People we interview: 3. Duration of video: 2 minutes.

What does reforestation in progress look like?

Assignment: Illustrate the work of Trees for All with a video about their involvement in the reforestation of the Kibale National Park area in Uganda. Available time in the field: 1 day. People we interviewed: 3. Duration of video: 1.5 minutes.

Filming on slippery slopes

Assignment FMO: let small scale coffee farmers and a representative of Nicafrance tell and show what the importance is of agroforrestation model. Available time to film: 1 day. People we interviewed: 3. Duration of video: 3 minutes. Other information: filming in coffee plantations can be hazardous. The terrain is usually steep and when it starts raining it’s hard not to slide down the mountain, especially when carrying equipment.

Transformation of desert in agricultural land

Assignment FMO: film the impact story of an agricultural company in the Peruvian desert. Available time in the field: 1 .5 days. People we interviewed: 3. Duration video: 4 minutes. Other information: this was the first video where we used the drone. In this case to show the remarkable setting of the pepper cultivation in the middle of the desert.

Indepth video about benefits of organic cotton

Assignment IDH: showing the benefits the Better Cotton Initiative provides to small scale cotton farmers and the environment. Available time in the field: 2.5 days. People we interviewed: 5. Duration video: 10.5 minutes. Other information: when we visited the cotton was already harvested. No cotton in the fields, no harvesting activities. The advantage was that the farmers had time to talk with us and show us around.

Tasting cheese and sharing knowledge, Bolivia (4 min)

After their former client PIL started diversifying and therefore needed less milk, the dairy farmers of Fundaprolec needed advice about their cheese production. PUM expert Hans van Pijkeren went to Bolivia to share his experience with the farmers and two young engineers. Client: PUM.

100% made in Peru, the garment industry

How does the garment industry in Peru expands its export to Europe, in cooperation with the Peruvian government, the alpaca wool producers, the cotton farmers, the university, the Amsterdam Fashion Institute and Dutch organisation CBI. Client: CBI.

Organic coffee factory, Uganda (3 min)

Sipi Falls, Uganda organic coffee: Small scale coffee farmers and environment benefit from state of the art organic coffee factory in Sipi Falls Uganda. Cooperation between Dutch coffee roaster Simon Levelt and Kawacom. Client: Simon Levelt.

Streetkids in Rio de Janeiro (7 min)

Around 10.000 kids live in the streets of In Rio de Janeiro. To improve their lives Robert Smits started various activities 25 years ago. Interviews with former street kids give an impression about their lives and the effect of the work of Robert's foundation Remer. Client: Impulsis (merged with Wilde Ganzen).