In opdracht van de Associatie van Universiteit-Hogescholen Limburg zochten we zes 'diverse' studenten uit:  studenten met een functiebeperking, topsporters, beginnende ondernemers, studenten met een migratie herkomst of zij-instromers. Het werden korte portretjes. Dit is de trailer die werd getoond op de openingszitting van het Academisch schooljaar in oktober 2016.

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Van Kristien viel ik echt wel achterover. Zij is één van de studenten in de reeks van zes portretten van 'diverse' studenten: ze combineert een opleiding TEW met een studie 'zang' aan de muziekacademie. In deze video legt ze uit hoe moeilijk (of makkelijk) dat wel is.

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Robin was superzenuwachtig voor deze halve draaidag, maar gelukkig hadden de mensen van hogeschool PXL vooraf het scenario grondig met hem doorgenomen. "Het viel al bij al reuze mee", vertelde hij me na afloop. Opgenomen met Canon 5D, Canon 50D en iPhone6. Gemonteerd met Final Cut X.

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Protos heeft tot eind 2016 een sterke campagne lopen in Ecuador. De focus ligt vooral op de kustgebieden rond Esmeraldas. Voor deze video zat ik vele uren in een 4x4 en bezocht ik afgelegen gebieden waar mensen soms nog een bad nemen in de rivier. Niet omdat het romantisch is, maar uit pure noodzaak. Deze video probeert de bevolking én de politiek te sensibiliseren rond thema's als sanitair- en drinkbaar water. Opname op Canon 7D, montage in FCP X

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De vzw Tapori werd ruim 20 jaar geleden opgestart door huisarts Inge Debrouwere. Haar organisatie is actief in Quito, Ecuador. Met vijftien medewerkers werken ze er dag in dag uit aan het verbeteren van de levensomstandigheden van mensen die aan de rand van de maatschappij leven. Het startte als een gezondheidscentrum, maar ondertussen gaat de aanpak veel breder. Ik was bijzonder geraakt door de diep menselijke contacten en vond het een eer om voor hen te mogen werken. 

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Palmharten. Ik kende ze van de blikken: kleine witte stukjes, die er niet uit zien als een hart en die op zich niet veel smaak geven. Is dat anders op het veld?  Met Vredeseilanden gingen we eens kijken waar het product vandaan komt en hoe het verwerkt wordt. En ik kan je verzekeren: nothing beats the taste of a piece of palm heart, straight from the tree.

Opdrachtgever: Vredeseilanden

Realisatie: Hans Manshoven

Opgenomen in bijzonder vochtige omstandigheden op Canon 7D en Canon 60D, gemonteerd in Final Cut Pro.

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Koeien in de schaduw van de vulkaan Cayambe, in het noorden van Ecuador. Geven ze goede melk? En wie is hun baas? Is de baas gelukkig? Deze en andere vragen stelden we aan Campinorte, een organisatie van meer dan 1.000 melkboeren. Zij krijgen ondersteuning van BTC, een Belgische non profit organisatie.

Realisatie Hans Manshoven

Opgenomen op Canon 7D en Canon 60D

Gemonteerd met Final Cut Pro en Motion

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PLAN BELGIUM

Great experience in Guayaquil and Santa Elena, Ecuador. Short clip for Plan Belgium. I joined a group of 8 dedicated Belgian juveniles, while they were visiting some projects in Ecuador. Filmed on Canon 7D, edited in Final Cut Pro.

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FECAFEM

One of Ecuador's export products is coffee. For Veco Andino I flew into the province of Manabi, filming a farmers organization that contribute to fairtrade coffee. Filmed on Canon 7D, edited in FCP and Motion, using a MotionFX generator.

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FAPECAFES

Vredeseilanden is a Belgian ngo focussing mainly on farmers. 

Plantain is one of Ecuador's most traditional staples and is being exported widely. This video is an illustration of how even small groups of farmers can succeed in getting their plantain to consumers in Europe.

We filmed in the rainforest under circumstances that my camera did not always like. Moisture can be killing for lenses. This edit is the short version in Spanish.

Shot on Canon 7D, edited in Final Cut Pro 7.

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BROEDERLIJK DELEN

Groupe Medialternatif was asked to write an article on a national symposium on decentralization which was held in Port au Prince in january 2011. Our editor in chief had the somewhat commercial reflex that we might as well cover the entire event on video. We were going to be paid after all for the article in the newspaper. And who knows, if we could play it smart, we can aim for more and sell them a ready-to-publish video highlight summary of the event. I had a wonderful time trying to grasp some of the vibes and also some important content. I was lucky to be able to count on the major efforts of my journalist, Ralph Henry, who knew a lot of people and who interviewed them in Creole. But for the editing I was on my own again, having a hard time to understand what was being said. The organization never bought the documentary because it was offered to them 2 months after the event...

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VVOB

Ely is a teacher in a primary school in Quito, Ecuador. Like thousands of other teachers, she rings the school bell every morning. But unlike her colleagues, she seems to be amused ; happy ; motivated. And she really is, because to be honest, Ely is the best teacher I've ever had in front of my camera. VVOB, a Flemish organization in trying to promote a better kind of education at school in developing countries, asked me to follow Ely for one day, from the moment she got up till the moment she finishes her homework late afternoon. Ely is one of the first teachers in Ecuador to use new tools to sharpen kids minds. Most of those tools are flown in from Belgium, as is the flemish teacher Anneleen that is supporting Ely as well as her school. 

Shot in mini dv format and edited on Adobe Premiere.

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MANOS UNIDAS

During my stay in Haiti I got into contact with Manos Unidas, a Spanish non governmental organization. They wanted me to document a couple of projects they supported in Jacmel and Port au Prince. Some of the projects were initiated in the weeks after a devastating eartquake hit Haiti on jan 12, 2010. Others had been implemented years ago and began to show positive effects on the people and families involved. I do remember a very smart girl talking about what happened to her and her family during the earthquake. We all were very emotional while she was explaining what had happened. And finally I decided to put this girl in the very beginning of the documentary. 

This testimonial is, at least to me, a real message of hope. The girl easily outplays the adults that summarize results or others that show us the damage to their houses.

Shot with Canon 7D and Sony Z5.

Edited on Final Cut Pro

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VECO ANDINO

My dream has always been to be able to travel while working. After a long and exhausting period of work in Haiti I wanted to document something with a more positive feel to it. Something with less misery attached. I found this project of Veco worth shooting because of different reasons. For one, it is in Ecuador. Ecuador has everything. You can wake up in the selva (amazon), have your lunch in the Andes, and sip an evening cocktail at the beach. The country also has an abundance of fruits and vegetables, as you will see in the video. Veco, a flemish NGO, is supporting a group of farmers who wanted to have a better income. These farmers grow coffee and plantain, and in the video we follow the plantain from the tree till its final destination: banana chips, for sale in supermarkets in Belgium, France and Germany.


A Vredeseilanden production

Script, camera, editing: Hans Manshoven

Shot on HDSLR Canon 7D, edited on Final Cut Pro.

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VVOB

Escualas gestoras del cambio. That's the name of the campaign VVOB launched in order to promote better education at Ecuadorian primary schools. It's all about the symbol 'C' that stands for 'Cambio', or 'change'. Stijn from VVOB came up with the idea of a child making a 'C' with its fingers and used the visual throughout the campaign. I was asked to make a trailer to be used in presentations or at the start of a meeting.

Shot with mini dv camcorder, edited on Adobe Premiere.

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VREDESEILANDEN

Vredeseilanden knew I was spending some time in Ecuador making documentaries for another Flemish non profit organization. They talked me into staying two weeks longer and document a project they are supporting. It's all about how a club of farmers and their wives hook together in the mountains, combine their energy and start to optimize their harvest. Being a local initiative amongst farmers in a remote area, the second step was to find a group of consumers who would be happy to buy these fresh vegetables. After a long search and some fortunate networking, they found their happy customers... along the coast! Once a week a truck transports the products from the mountains down a windy road to the sea. This documentary shows the challenges these farmers had to face. Shot on HDV, edited on Final Cut Pro.

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