How does it work?

Visual Report - Department of Environment water and Natural resources

Indigenous Lands Corporation Training to Employment Monitoring and Evaluation Video




Visual Participatory Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting


Video presents evidence in a way that paper can not do and effective documentation of evidence is crucial in advocacy and good governance

Video has great potential to enhance communication. This methodology helps to avoid situations where project staff speak on behalf of the communities.

The Story Catchers work with Monitoring, Evaluation, Planning and Reporting specialists to incorporating participant voice and media in program planning, monitoring, evaluation and reporting.

Step 1

Design and Develop - Work with program staff to design the visual evaluation project.


Collect Stories - using a variety of methods including participatory media to shoot and edit a video stories documenting key stakeholders and participant stories.

Step 3

Forums - The edited footage is used in various stakeholder forums to provide rich data for reporting findings and to identify the 'Most Significant Stories'.

Step 4

Finished Products - The identified 'Most Significant Change' stories are filmed, edited and published.

A prepared written report with the reported findings can be supplied to the client.

Step 5

Uses - The finished stories can be used for visual reports, training and education, PR and website and social media content.


Participatory Media  is media where the audience plays an active role in the process of collecting, creating, analysing and sharing media content. 

We specialise in using mobile devises such as iPhones, iPads and other smart devices. These devices are readily available and accessible. You can shoot, edit and share all form the one device.

Training covers all aspects of visual storytelling from storyboarding, shooting, editing and publishing.