Volunteering Placement Code: 013-AR-CHT-ESQ-MA
City/Province/Country: Esquel - Chubut - Argentina
Languages: Intermediate level of Spanish
Minimum and Maximum Length: 1 month minimum, flexible maximum
Ideal Start Date: Flexible
Timetable: 20 to 25 weekly hours, from Monday to Friday, normally during the morning
Mapu Association is currently cooperating with the Assembly of Self-Organized Neighbours against Mining of Esquel, Chubut province, in Argentinean Patagonia, on the national and international awareness campaign regarding the issue of communities affected by mining. In this context, Mapu and members of the Assembly have planned to develop educational animated movies (between 1 and 5 minutes long) in order to explain to the general public in an easy way the environmental, social and economic dangers of metal mining exploitation, as well as the ways in which foreign governments, financial entities, the international mining lobby, etc. promote the plundering of developing countries.
As a volunteer for the Development of Animated Movies against Mining your tasks will be
The objective of this volunteering placement is that by developing animated movies you help local people from Patagonia spread the word about the dangers of mining projects. We aim to show the movies in schools of Esquel and the Chubut province, but also send them to other communities in struggles against mining companies, so that they can show them in their respective places. Furthermore, the movies will be showed in internet, through the No a la Mina website and all the anti-mining blogs...
For this volunteering placement you need to have the ability to „tell a story", good drawing skills and experience in the use of graphic and, especially, animation software. Some of the programs that you'll have available for your tasks are Adobe Photoshop CS2, AfterFX CS3, Anime Studio, Blender, Bryce 5.5, Macromedia Flash MX, Scratch, Toon Boom Studio, and Toon Boom Storyboard Pro.
You also need to be flexible, proactive, creative and able to work in a systematic and organized fashion.
It is also possible to continue working online in the project when you are back home.
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