Grants:PEG/WM AR/Video instructivo

This submission to the Wikimedia Foundation Grants Program was funded in the fiscal year 2010-11. This is a grant to an organization.

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Legal name of chapter
Asociación Civil Wikimedia Argentina
Grant contact name
Patricio Lorente
Grant contact user-name or e-mail
Grant contact title (position)
President of Wikimedia Argentina
Project lead name
Patricio Molina
Project lead user-name or e-mail
Project lead title (position), if any
Deputy Treasurer
Full project name
Primer Video instructivo
Amount requested (in USD)
u$s 2850
Provisional target start date
February 2011
Provisional completion date
May 2011 March 2012

Budget breakdown edit

Equipment rental
ARS 3000
ARS 5000
Edition (Audio & video)
ARS 3000
ARS 11'000 = USD 2 823.414 ~= USD 2'850

Project scope edit

Production of an instructive video presenting Wikipedia, its goals, and the first steps for a new user to take.

This idea has been greatly influenced by the Italian WikiGuide to Wikipedia[1],other Video tutorials and Instructional videos already created, none of which targets the Spanish speaking audience.

Project goal edit

To bring more Spanish speaking users to Wikipedia, and convert casual readers into contributors.

Non-financial requirements edit

We will need to work together with Frank Schulenburg and the outreach taem to produce a good quality script, probably based on existing ones (i.e. Guided tour 1 and Guided tour 2.

We expect to cover some otherwise paid positions (speaker, direction, distribution, etc.) with volunteers such as radio-speaker and cinema students if we find appropriate candidates.

Fit to strategy edit

Expands the universe of users and contributors of Wikipedia, and hopefully other Wikimedia projects.

Other benefits edit

The video can be used in all Spanish speaking countries. Though some might wish to recreate the audio channel with a localized version of the Spanish language, the pages edited and the captions will be in standard-international Spanish.

Measures of success edit

  • New contributors to the Spanish Wikipedia (unmeasurable)
  • Views at the YouTube channel crated for that purpose, number of accesses to the file at commons.
  • Transmissions on TV by cultural and education programs.
  • Number of shares at digs, tweeter and other social sharing sites.