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People Make Videos, a manual for making community videos

People Make Videos, a manual for making community videos

This manual is a result of Ed Webb Ingall's Communal Knowledge project, which explored the history of community video practice in London from the 1970s, working with a range of groups and individuals local to The Showroom to practice and extend the methodologies to create new videos exploring ideas of 'community'.

The publication operates as a manual for setting up your own community video group, with workshop exercises, pages to copy and use for storyboarding, suggestions for structuring meetings and working with a commitment to collaboration.

This publication was part of the project Ed Webb-Ingall: People Make Videos: UK Community Video from the 1970s to now, 2015–2017, in collaboration with Penfold Hub, King Solomon Academy, Church Street Library English Speaking Group and Church Street residents.


This project was commissioned as part of Communal Knowledge which was generously supported by Paul Hamlyn Foundation, City Bridge Trust, the City of London Corporation’s Charity, John Lyon’s Charity and Garfield Weston Foundation.

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    Event People Make Videos: A week of meetings, video making and screenings