The USAID-funded Feed the Future Partnering for Innovation program in Guatemala launched the AgriJoven project in June 2016 to create opportunities for youth in the agriculture sector. Rana Labs, in partnership with Mercy Corps, is leading video production workshops with indigenous youth throughout the country. The workshops are designed to teach youth in the agricultural sector how to use video to share what they are learning as part of the AgriJoven project to a wider audience throughout the country and the region.
Each workshop is four days in length with a focus on messaging and storyboarding. We then demonstrate filming and editing technique using low cost Android smartphones with stabilizers, tripods, microphones and reflectors to produce high quality videos. In a collective review format, we watch each video produced and provide feedback for each other to improve quality further.
Where we work:
We are working in the Western Highlands of Guatemala with Mercy Corps as part of the AgriJoven project, funded by USAID’s Feed the Future program. We are producing videos and training youth in video production as part of the broader program goals to build capacity of smallholder farmers.
With our partner studio, Jordan Gantz Creative, we are producing a video for USAID about the exciting ways energy production is changing throughout Africa. We’ll have more details soon!
Seed company reps from Uganda, Tanzania and Kenya took part in our mobile filmmaking course this week to learn how to use video to market the best agricultural solutions to agro-dealers and smallholder farmers in the region.
We are currently producing a video with our partner studio, Jordan Gantz Creative, on the transformation of a neighborhood in Los Angeles for a nonprofit client. We’ll have more details on this project soon!