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Digital Empowerment Toolkit Now Available!

At World Pulse, we recognize the need for ongoing learning—for you and for your community! Our toolkits aim to provide the resources you need to advance your social change work.

We are excited to introduce our Digital Empowerment Trainers’ Toolkit, a dynamic resource to help you bring the benefits of connecting online to women in your community. Check it out today! »

THE TOOLS.

THE TOOLS.

Your basic kit
Your basic kit should consist of a video camera, tapes, batteries, a
battery charger, headphones and relevant leads to power your camera.

Video Production

Try to include an external microphone and a tripod for steady fi lming.
RCA/S-Video or firewire cables are also useful to playback what you
have filmed on a television, camera, or computer.

You may want to invest in separate lighting but this is expensive
and can be hired if necessary. Most cameras function well even in
relatively low light, so you will find that you rarely need specialized
lighting gear.

Suggested additional equipment

• Camera case with desiccant to keep camera dry

• Waterproof jacket (if using camera in humid or wet situations)
or “Pelican Case” (a hard case that protects the camera from
knocks and water)

• Batteries (choose their duration based on your projected access
to mains electricity)

• Tripod (either a photo-video tripod or a video tripod with a
fluid head)

• Microphone(s) (see the discussion on microphones below,
pp. 140–2)

• Headphones

• Windscreen for microphone (reduces or eliminates wind
noise)

• Reflector Board (for more information on this see below,
p. 134)

• Extended warranty

• Insurance

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