We are A2V
Our Vision is peace from understanding, understanding from listening, and listening enhanced through video.
Our Mission is:
A2V will always be a work in progress. We are now actively networking and crowdsourcing for content, ideas, support and funds to work our multiple missions:
Awareness: to be a clearing house for all information about video. What's out there? Where is it? Who's doing it? We think there's a need to aggregate resources to make it easy to find what you need. What do you need?
Access: to provide or facilitate access to video cameras and equipment that we will redistribute to those desirous. A longer-term goal is ensuring people's powerful stories can be downloaded anywhere on Earth. We're hoping to work with Outernet to accomplish just that.
Ability: learning how to operate the camera, about the craft and techniques, and how to tell stories effectively. We are seeking additional global and in-country partners to provide this knowledge.
We hope you will help us find powerful people and transformational stories that we can bring to the world's attention.
We are not so much concerned with video used in surveillance, broadcast or professional video, or video for video's sake (which probably comprises 90% of video on the Internet).
A David Alan Foster. Acting Executive Director, David is a Transformation Designer who founded the nonprofit projects Designfluence and Project ME4, and helped launch FACET, the first nonprofit to connect schools over the Internet.
Kathleen Skoller. A Visual and Integrated Arts Educator with a Masters in Art Education, Kathleen is a life-long learner, gardner and cultural creative. She created The Found Ark in Milwaukee and has been a fundraising force in several organizations.
Kurt Rogers. Co-founder of Think Tank Photo, Kurt was a long-time photographer for the San Francisco Chronicle. He's always tinkering with better ways to do things and brings a wealth of resources to storytelling in photos and video.
Fred Fowler. Fred came on board as our Scrum Master to train our team for efficiency and help get our process into the public eye. Fred is an Agile Coach and a Professional Scrum Master who trains new Scrum Masters. Fred is a former Mayor of Sunnyvale California.
Alison Teal. TIME named her the female version of “Indiana Jones,” a life-long adventurer who journeys into ancient cultures with her camera and pink eco surfboard to share global secrets of survival, sustainability, health and happiness through her comedic and inspirational film and blog series: Alison’s Adventures.
Deanne Fitzmaurice. Pulitzer Prize winning documentary photographer and multimedia storyteller. Contributor to Sports Illustrated and ESPN the Magazine; assignment photographer for National Geographic. Published in TIME, Newsweek, The Economist, Der Spiegel, Stern, GEO and Men's Journal.
Steve Williams. Award winning director who excels in all areas of filmmaking. Chief Animator at Industrial Light & Magic on The Abyss, Terminator 2, and Jurassic Park and Visual Effects Supervisor, Second Unit Director and Executive Producer on Spawn. Nominated for an Academy Award for his contribution to The Mask with Jim Carrey and Cameron Diaz.
Herman Gyr, Ph.D. is a founding partner of the Enterprise Development Group and creator of the Innovation Blueprint, a model for engaging leaders and other stakeholders in the transformation of their enterprise. Herman is a bona fide Silicon Valley guru of innovation, and is a frequent invited speaker and workshop leader around the world on strategic thinking and business transformation in the digital era.
A2V was inspired by the VIDEO about Outernet's Lantern campaign on Indiegogo. It's a compelling story about an audacious goal.
It inspired us to go bigger, to do something that would have a real, large and lasting impact in the world.
Access to Video's initiating sponsor is MobileMedia, a [stealth] startup in worldchanging video hardware.
"Video is the most powerful way humans have to communicate across borders, cultures and belief systems." — Dalan