Video Production

 

Eastern and Southern African Regional Office. This light-hearted video interviews most of the staff at IDRC’s office in Nairobi, Kenya, with their views on why it’s such a great place to work.


Filmed in Kenya

Produced: 2008 as IDRC staff

tobacco in africa. A series of 18 videos (9 in English, 9 in French) examining the tobacco and tobacco-control dynamics in five different African countries. Episodes include: the tobacco epidemic; Africa and the tobacco industry; tobacco control legislation; the role of civil society; farming tobacco; alternative livelihoods to farming tobacco; smoke-free pilot projects; the road ahead for tobacco control in Africa; and one on the African Tobacco Situation Analysis project. Shot for Canada’s IDRC.


Filmed in Cameroon, Kenya, Nigeria, Sénégal, Zambia

Produced: 2011

Runtime: each episode is 4-5 minutes in length.

Client: IDRC

The Policy Dialogue Process in Cameroon. This short video provides a glimpse into the policy brief/dialogue process. It features a policy dialogue involving stakeholders from across Cameroon’s health system, all coming together to discuss options for malaria treatment.


Filmed in Cameroon

Produced: 2011

Runtime: 04:13

Client: Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research.

EVIPNet Africa. This four-video series provides a look at the functions and successes of EVIPNet’s African network of the World Health Organization. I interviewed over 20 experts for their experiences, lessons, and ideas for making a pan-African network truly innovative and evaluative, with its members continually learning from each other.


Filmed in Mozambique

Produced: 2011

Runtime: each video is around 4 minutes in length.

Client: EVIPNet (World Health Organization)

I shot, edited, animated and directed all of the below videos. Some investigate major health issues (e.g. tobacco control); others illustrate complex research processes, dynamics and projects; others show fundraising efforts for local New Mexico institutions. Some are shot at conferences and feature global experts offering their opinions on a wide range of subjects. Some are more evaluative in nature, striving to capture ongoing learning, snapshots from within much wider processes.

Gender in Tobacco Control Research. Shot for IDRC's Research for International Tobacco Control (RITC), this video features a range of experts from the developing world speaking about the need to integrate more comprehensive gender approaches in tobacco control research. Also available with French subtitles and text.

Filmed in Canada

Produced: 2010

Runtime: 04:43

Client: IDRC

Workshop on Gender Analysis in Tobacco Control. Also shot for RITC, this video is a learning and evaluative tool. Shot over the course of a week-long workshop, it charts what people wanted and expected to learn from the workshop, and then contrasts this with what they did, at the week's end, take away. Also available with French subtitles and text.


Filmed in Canada

Produced: 2010

Client: IDRC

Systems Thinking for Health Systems Strengthening. This video is a visual complement to the Alliance's 2009 Flagship Report on the same topic (which I edited and contributed to). I shot this at the very last Global Forum for Health Research, and it features researchers, policy-makers and funders.


Filmed in Cuba

Produced: 2010

Client: the Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research

Towards the National Health Research Council of Zambia. As part of my work with the Canadian Coalition for Global Health Research (CCGHR), I recently completed a video documenting its latest project with the Ministry of Health in Zambia. This is an "evaluative video" - concerned principally with the emerging lessons from the process of creating a National Health Research Council, a national mechanism to coordinate and manage research in the country.


Filmed in Zambia

Produced: 2010

Client: Canadian Coalition for Global Health Research

Video Voice Zambia. This was shot in Lusaka at a three-day workshop a colleague and I gave in 2006. We taught nurses, district health management teams and community members the principles of shooting video, with IDRC providing a grant for cameras and computers for editing video content. This has been by far my most popular video on youtube (almost 15,000 views to date).


Filmed in Zambia

Produced: 2006, as IDRC staff.

Evidence-to-Policy in Africa. Shot in various locales with researchers, knowledge brokers, and senior policy-makers, this video looks at three different knowledge translation initiatives attempting to narrow the divide between evidence and policy. Also available with French subtitles and text. Also available in French.


Filmed in Tanzania, Zambia, Kenya, Ethiopia

Produced: 2008

Client: IDRC

Researching the Rollout. This was the first video I ever made, detailing an IDRC-funded project studying the rollout of antiretroviral therapy in South Africa. It opens with scenes from an AIDS funeral - the most compelling (and wrenching) footage I’ve ever taken.


Filmed in South Africa

Produced: 2004 as IDRC staff

Equity Gauge Zambia. This is one of more more ambitious videos. For a few weeks I travelled around Zambia (from urban slums to towns truly in the middle of nowhere) trying to capture the essence of the cutting-edge Equity Gauge project.


Filmed in Zambia

Produced: 2005 as IDRC staff

Does Research Matter? Taken at the Ministerial Summit and Global Forum for Health Research in Mexico, 2004, I asked all interviewees one question: “Does research matter?” I then used some animations to help bridge together their (surprisingly different) answers.


Filmed in Mexico

Produced: 2005 as IDRC staff

GEH Partners Conference. This 2005 event in Saly Portudal, Sénégal, brought together many of IDRC’s health-research partners from across the developing world. I shot this video over the first four days of the conference, edited it in one night, and then showed it to the plenary on the conference’s final day.


Filmed in Sénégal

Produced: 2005 as IDRC staff

Gathering Perspectives: on the role of research in a Canadian strategy for global health. This two-part video shows the time-lapse creation of two different murals during a deliberative dialogue in Vancouver, BC held in May 2013. It is a unique way of presenting research processes and issues. This dialogue was part of the Gathering Perspectives research project, which is now in its second phase.


Filmed in Canada

Produced: 2013

Runtime: each video is around 2 minutes in length.

Client: Canadian Coalition for Global Health Research

The Knowledge Translation Curriculum. This short animation sequence provides a visual overview of the Knowledge Translation Curriculum I wrote for the CCGHR, with funding from CIHR and AIHS. This is a great place to start for those new to KT.


Produced: 2013

Runtime: 04:15

Client: Canadian Coalition for Global Health Research

The SURE Guides. This 56-video series explores, with interviews and animation, Supporting the Use of Research Evidence -- the SURE project. The project asks: in what ways might evidence inform the development of health policy? What are the best mechanisms to promote the use of evidence in policy-making? And how can the research community best assist policy-makers in arriving at the many different judgements required in making a health policy decision?


28 videos are available in English exploring all dimensions of this KT project, with 28 also available in French.


Filmed in Ethiopia

Produced: 2012/13

Runtime: each video is around 2-4 minutes in length.

Client: The Norwegian Knowledge Center for the Health Services

Alberta Innovates Health Solutions - Knowledge Translation Strategic Plan. This short animation sequence brings to life the KT Strategic Plan that I facilitated and authored for AIHS. It is a great example of how animation can bring a document alive.


Produced: 2013

Runtime: 04:03

Client: Alberta Innovates Health Solutions.

Medicines in Health Systems. This short animation on access to medicines builds on the Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research’s 2014 Flagship Report, Medicines in Health Systems. The animation illustrates the ways in which individual choices can shape an entire system. With medicines in LMICs as a case study, the systems-thinking approach shown here reveals the many ways in which we can improve our thinking to boost the reliable and affordable access to health care.


Animated in New Mexico

Produced: 2015

Runtime: 06:08

Client: The Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research.

The Taos Waldorf School: Fall Giving Campaign. This short video presents the annual fundraising appeal for the school - the only independent school in Taos.


Filmed in New Mexico

Produced: 2014

Runtime: 02:51

Client: The Taos Waldorf School.

Taos Homebirth and Midwifery. This short video is a fundraising appeal for a new birth suite for the Taos’ Certified Professional Midwives practicing at Taos Midwifery.


Filmed in New Mexico

Produced: 2014

Runtime: 03:22

Client: Taos Midwifery