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Your KITE Project Visit in Cluj, Romania for entrepreneurship

Norsensus Mediaforum, Fundatia Danis, FRSI and Information Society Development Foundation met up in Romania for training, team-building and further development of the YourKite Project. Cluj is a city with focus on education and entrepreneurship and was the perfect location for learning more about this. We visited young entrepreneurial projects like Cluj Makers and older structured NGO’s like Civitas. We got...

Wael Ghonim: Let’s design social media that drives real change

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Wael Ghonim helped touch off the Arab Spring in his home of Egypt ... by setting up a simple Facebook page. As he reveals, once the revolution spilled onto the streets, it turned from hopeful to messy, then ugly and heartbreaking. And social media followed suit. What was once a place for crowdsourcing, engaging and sharing became a polarized...

8 DIY Smartphone Photography Tips

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Watch photographer Richard Schabetsberger demonstrate some creative smartphone photography tips & tricks.

Oslo People Shared Christmas Joy with the World

Our annual Christmas campaign has been finalized with sending Christmas cards to all over the world. This year, we again received hundreds of messages from allover the world and exhibited them in our design tent at Karl Johans Gate last week. In return,   the people of Oslo visited the tent, saw the warm messages, picked up a random name who sent...

Another YourKITE Meeting Was Hosted By Warsaw, Poland

YourKITE media and entrepreneurship project continues in Poland. Last week another meeting in the frame of the project was held by FRSI - Fundacja Rozwoju Społeczeństwa Informacyjnego - together with Fundacja Rozwoju Wolontariatu/Volunteering Development Foundation for the other project partners - Fundatia Danis pentru Dezvoltare Manageriala (Romania) and Norsensus Mediaforum (Norway) in Warsaw. In the course of one week, November, 29...

Visual Storytelling against Domestic Violence in Bulgaria

Norsensus Mediaforum provides visual storytelling and communication workshops to Bulgarian NGOs, insitituions and teachers working for prevention of domestic violence. Break the Silence Project starts in Bulgaria. The project is carried out by National Association of Municipal Clerks in Bulgaria in partnership with Norsensus Mediaforum. The project aims to train and mobilize institutions and activists in Bulgaria against domestic and...

Stop-Motion! This is how youngsters made animation films

The most exciting and funny workshop was held on Saturday, when the teenagers learned the new visual technique - Stop-motion. Stop-motion is an animation technique, where one person moves the objects, while another one takes pictures one by one to create an illusion of independent movement in a coherent film. Firstly, Abdurrahim and Vedat showed several simple movies, where the...

VISUALIZE IT fortsetter med videoredigering

En ny spennende dag med filmer på VISUALIZE IT mediaverkstedet. Fredag lærte ungdommer litt om videoredigering i Adobe Premier. Først viste Babatunde Oluwalana, filmstudent fra Westerdals Oslo ACT, hvordan forskjellige verktøy i programmet brukes. Etterpå startet ungdommer å redigere sine egne filmer som de laget torsdag. Katarina Vlkova, en av de deltakerne, mener de lærte mye nyttig: "selv om vi hadde...

Ghosts of the library. This is how the teenagers learned to make films

Next step in VISUALIZE IT was video filming and editing. On Thursday Babatunde Oluwalana, film student from Westerdals Oslo ACT, came to teach the students how to use camera to make films. On Friday participants were supposed to edit what they had filmed. Baba began with his school projects. The youngsters liked best a short horror film where a sofa sucked...

Exciting Photoshop workshop

On Wednesday there was a workshop on Photoshop, where Sven Inge Røste, media and communications student at University College of Oslo and Akershus, showed the teenagers five very simple but exiting techniques, often used in editing images. Firstly, participants were supposed to edit an already well photoshopped picture of Justin Bieber. Everybody learned how to select an area to edit...