Awareness of Wada projects is low despite the great work they do in Africa.
Documentary about Wada journey will describe their projects and achievements in Africa. All in one single programme.
This is the total amount allocated to Wada documentary
The documentary about Wada should be understandable to all viewers, not just those who know about Cardano and Project Catalyst.
It’s goal is to enlighten and inspire people. Both in Africa and around the world.
With this proposal we will create a 30 minute documentary covering the following projects / topics:
Raising awareness about Cardano related projects is the direct goal of this challenge, so in my opinion this project is a good fit.
Wada is a resource sharing network connecting people all over Africa and the Diaspora to IT, human, and financial resources to make dreams come true. Wada has been working to promote Cardano throughout Africa and has gained a lot of popularity in the Cardano ecosystem. Exposing their projects through film will add more visibility to the great work they are doing and will inspire others to join.
Access to filming in general, forming a crew in Africa might be difficult. We need to find the right people to cooperate with.
The core challenge here is to contact people on the ground in Africa and develop a sustainable workflow suitable for all involved.
We will mitigate this risk by working directly with the Wada hubs (especially in Cameroon and Ghana) to film on the ground, and to assist with local logistics. Through the Cameroon hub, we already have made contacts with local film crews, and acquired some basic equipment to start filming. The Ghana team also has a passion in this realm and have highly skilled graphic designers and connection to arts and theatre professionals.
We have broken down our plan into 3 stages:
PRODUCTION / POSTPRODUCTION / DISTRIBUTION
The plan is to film in Africa. We plan to follow and document Wada's work in progress in the region. For this we are in the process of selecting a crew and developing a suitable workflow.
We have already been gathering on-the-ground footage such as: Interviews, photos and film shots showcasing some of the work being done.
Petr S. and “adatruth” project have a small postproduction studio based in Prague, Czech Republic. We are capable of delivering a broadcast quality programme. So all the editing would be done here + sound design, voiceover if needed and final mastering.
Language: French localization
So far, the short videos done for wada have mostly been in English, however, West and Central Africa are highly French is dominant, so we plan to have a French version as well. Wada's team has a mix of bilingual members as well as professional translators, to make this task very feasable.
First stage is online distribution, YouTube channels, organically to the viewers. (We might need to hire a specialist for this). The most desirable goal would be broadcasting on TV or film festivals.
Filming: May to July 2022
Editing: July and August 2022
Additional postproduction: August 2022
Sound recording (VoiceOver): September 2022
Final mix: September 2022
Color grading and mastering: September 2022
Distribution: October 2022
Production - filming on the ground, photos, interviews: $4000 (this includes filming equipment, cameraman + sound guy)
Local logistics and training: $3000
Postproduction - editing, sound design, VoiceOver, mix and mastering: $5000
French voiceover and overall localization: $2000
Basic Distribution: $1000
Petr Smělík: Documentary filmmaker with 16 years of experience both in Film and TV. For more visit: www.vivatscreen.com
Afia Owusu: Ghana Team Lead, Wada West Africa Lead, Environmentalist, CA for funds 6 and 7, vCA for fund 7, Idea Fest Host for funds 6 and 7, active in most Catalyst meetings (C4C, Town Halls, Idea Fest programs).
Manfo: Wada Cameroon Team Co-Lead, Senior software architect & developer, 12+ year of experience programming, 3+ years in functional programming paradigm (F#, Haskell, Elm), Multilingual (French, English, Italian, Ngiembo)
Megan: Wada Cameroon Team Co-Lead, Central Africa Coordination Lead, Wada core team (Education and Event Lead), Math & Physics teacher, bilingual (French & English)
Wada network of resources: Wada is a resource sharing network connecting people all over Africa and the Diaspora to IT, human, and financial resources to make dreams come true. We will leverage our network of graphic designers and marketing team to make sure this is a success. (wada.org)
Progress will be measured based on our timeline as outlined above. Deadlines are crucial in TV and film business, so we will be vigilant to keep to the timeline we have set for this project.
We can also measure progress via metrics such as:
Distributing the documentary will be the main success for the project. That's the plan.
We can also mark several milestones to see the progress along the way.
2) Visual Postproduction
3) Audio Postproduction
We'd like to keep the timeline described in the feasibility section above.
It's a new one.