Watch the making-of our program Electricity for Everyone filmed with Electriciens Sans Frontièes (Electricians Without Borders)
Find the full program all about the basics of electricity right here: https://www.sikana.tv/en/housing/access-to-electricity
ESF work to train electricians and teach people about electricity and how to get the best out of it safely, all over the world.
Translated by Anne Duthoit
1) WHAT PROMPTED YOU TO BECOME INVOLVED WITH ELECTRICIANS WITHOUT BORDERS?
THERESE BARROY – PR MANAGER - ESF
I was coming to point in my life where I had a little extra free time, I wanted to spend it in a useful way - rather than just sitting around doing nothing. And I wanted to contribute to some sort of collective action which favoured countries whose inhabitants were the most in need of help.
WHAT DO YOU THINK OF VIDEO AS A TOOL FOR THE TRANSMISSION OF INFORMATION?
PHILIPPE MAGUERITE – TREASURER – ESF
For a start, turning practical knowledge into pictures…I think that’s pretty important. It’s now a well-recognised form of expression. Even for myself, when I don’t know how to do something, I tend to look to see if I can’t find a video explaining the topic.
HOW WAS YOUR EXPERIENCE OF THE FILMING PROCESS?
BERNARD BERTHELEMY – VOLUNTEER – ESF
It was pretty surprising…to have to do something without talking…it’s not easy laughs
Firstly, it allows you to work in a team, secondly, it allows you to get an insight into another career sector, it gives you the chance to meet new people, and to broaden your horizons…and from time to time, to even have a bit of fun.
WHAT HAVE YOUR LEARNED DURING YOUR COLLABORATION WITH SIKANA?
Well, I learned, in terms of communication, and in particular, of audio-visual communication – how we can create a well-constructed shot, in order to impart knowledge.
HOW WILL THESE VIDEOS BE USEFUL TO ESF?
For ESF, it’s true that we need video support, because all of our missions have a specific training to go with them.
In francophone countries we get by alright, but then again we don’t operate exclusively in French-speaking countries.
Knowledge is indispensable. It’s the foundation of all civilisation. And I think, furthermore, that we share it more effectively with the use of image and film.