Staff Blog

EngageMedia Video Distribution Workshops (Bandung and Denpasar)

Independent video makers everywhere often wonder what to do with the videos they produce. The TV stations aren’t going to show it. You can send it to some film festival but is it reaching your audience? Do you print 100 copies and pass it to friends? Do you put it on some shelves and hope people buy it? Do you upload it to YouTube and wait for someone to watch it? Is there an effective way to get your video out there into the path of your mass audience? Maybe you have to do a bit of everything.

We at Engagemedia would like to share with you how producers of critical films around the world are distributing their videos. EngageMedia is an online video sharing, free software and skills building initiative focussed on social justice and environmental issues within the Asia-Pacific region.

Topics covered in the workshop will include:

  • building a digital video delivery strategy
  • the use of video and online technologies in campaigning work
  • introduction to Free and Open Source Software (FOSS)
  • compressing video for publishing online
  • where to publish and how to use your online content in a website or blog
  • combining on and off-line distribution tools and techniques
  • use of Creative Commons and open content licensing, including finding media to use in your production

There are LIMITED spots (15) available for these free workshops. If you are interested in attending please download and email the registration form to [email protected]

Spaces are limited to people who:

  • already make videos about social justice and environmental issues;
  • have a laptop they can bring to the training; and
  • are based in or around Bandung and Denpasar


  • Bandung, July 25-26, 2009
    deadline for submission of applications : July 18, 2009
  • Denpasar, August 15-16, 2009
    deadline for submission of applications : August 2, 2009

Download the registration form here

EngageMedia akan mengadakan workshop gratis tentang distribusi video, kali ini untuk wilayah Bandung dan Denpasar, Indonesia. Workshop yang akan berlangsung selama 2 hari ini akan membahas bagaimana para produser dari critical films di dunia mendistribusikan video mereka secara online dan offline.

Para pembuat video independen sering kali bertanya apa yang akan mereka lakukan setelah memproduksi video. Stasiun TV tidak akan menayangkannya. Dapat juga di kirimkan ke beberapa festival, tapi apakah itu cukup merangkul pemirsa yang diinginkan? Apakah anda membuat 100 keping dan memberikan pada teman-teman? Apakah anda menaruhnya pada rak dan berharap orang akan mebelinya? Apakah anda meng-upload video di Youtube dan berharap orang akan melihatnya? Adakah cara yang efektif untuk melempar video anda kepada banyak pemirsa? Mungkin anda harus melakukan sedikit dari semuanya.

Kami dari EngageMedia ingin berbagi tentang bagaimana cara para produser critical films dari seluruh dunia mendistribusikan video mereka secara online. EngageMedia adalah tempat berbagi video, software gratis dan inisiasi pengembangan keahlian yang terfokus pada isu keadilan sosial dan lingkungan di wilayah Asia-Pasifik.

Topik yang akan dibahas meliputi:

  • membangun strategi bagaimana menghantar digital video
  • penggunaan video dan teknologi online dalam kampanye
  • pengenalan terhadap Free and Open Source Software (FOSS)
  • video kompresi untuk publikasi online
  • di mana mempublikasi video dan bagaimana menggunakan konten online pada website dan blog anda
  • mengkombinasikan alat-alat dan teknik distribusi on dan off-line
  • penggunaan Creative Commons dan lisensi konten terbuka termasuk mencari media yang tepat untuk digunakan dalam produksi anda

Tempat TERBATAS (15) untuk workshop gratis ini. Bila anda tertarik untuk menghadirinya silahkan  mengirimkan form registrasi anda ke alamat email [email protected]

Tempat terbatas bagi mereka yang:

  • membuat video tentang isu keadilan sosial dan lingkungan
  • memiliki laptop yang dapat dibawa ke tempat pelatihan
  • dan bertempat tinggal di Bandung dan Denpasar


  • Bandung, 25-26 Juli, 2009
    batas pendaftaran : 18 Juli, 2009
  • Bali, 15-16 Augustus, 2009
    batas pendaftaran : 2 Agustus, 2009

Download the registration form here

Staff Blog

EngageMedia Video Distribution Workshop in Jakarta (Report)

The last EngageMedia video distribution workshop was in Kemang in Jakarta. The venue Bikin Ruang, was in a good quiet street so as to not get too distracted.  Twelve people participated in the workshop, some from NGO’s such as WatchdoC and Indocs and others just passionate individuals keen to learn how to put their stories out there for the world to watch.

Over the two days these people along with the three EngageMedia facilitators, Vik, Nova and Andrew  worked together on using on-line video as a campaigning tool, gaining access to Free and Open Source Software FOSS, compressing video for publishing online, where you can publish your online content, copyright and use of open content licensing.

It all seemd to be pretty constructive and successful in the end and Day 2 seemed as though everyone was a little more comfortable with each other (although facebook is always a distraction). We’d be hoping to see some contributions soon from all those that attended.

Engage will be hosting 2 more workshops soon, one in Bandung, Indonesia on the 18-19 July and one in Bali on August 8-9 so we are keen to hear from anyone is passionate about their environmental or social issue stories.

Contact [email protected]