INDEX, independent expertise, video investigations and 3D reconstructions
Out of €30,000
October 12, 2021Find out more
Allocation of funds
We estimate that we would need about 80.000 euros each year to operate INDEX at full capacity. However, we will make sure to use any amount of funding we will successfully collect from this campaign as effectively as possible. With 30.000 €: The first funding objective we have set corresponds to the minimal condition for INDEX's continuation. With this amount, we will be able to: Investigate. We will produce at least three new video investigations in 2022, which will be published with media partners or NGOs. Pre-investigate. We will be able to answer solicitations from alleged victims of state violence, their families, their legal representatives, or from independent media. We will produce preliminary studies that will potentially lead to a full investigation. Function. We will cover the running costs of the agency: the team's wages, equipment, and essential services to our activity. With 50.000 €: In addition to the activities mentioned, raising 50.000 euros would enable us to launch our training programme. We are planning to offer : Tutorials. Producing a series of open access tutorials on our Youtube channel, as introductions to citizen investigation methods, OSINT (Open Source Intelligence) and to our specific techniques of 3D reconstitution and video analysis. Workshops. Offering initial half-day training sessions on the basics of citizen investigation. Hosted by partner institutions, these workshops will be open to all and, as much as possible, free. Classes. Intervening in educational programmes related to our field of activity (journalism, video editing, 3D animation, etc.) INDEX has already established a partnership with the Kourtrajmé film school in Montfermeil (93), for a series of masterclasses on advanced video analysis. With 80.000 €: Reaching 80.000 euros would enable INDEX to function at full capacity across our different fields of activity. This amount would enable us to : Hire. A bigger team will enable us to expand our skill set and reinforce our means of actions. Investigate ++. Producing more investigations and allocating the necessary resources to each one of them. Innovate. Allocating a fraction of our budget to research and development of new investigative and presentation technologies. Set up an office. A dedicated office space in Paris would offer the team greater working conditions, expanded production means and the capacity to set up meetings with our diverse interlocutors. Beyond 80.000 € : Many of us want to hold the state to account for its use of violence. Together, if we exceed 80,000 euros in fundraising, it is a clear message that we send to the authorities: it is time for real change, concerning the control of the actions of the police. This change — towards more transparency and independence around investigations into state violence, towards the end of de facto impunity for its agents, towards a citizen "sub-veillance" of the police — is, in short, the horizon of the INDEX project. With over 80,000 euros in funding, we would be able to accelerate the long-term development of INDEX: Training ++. Developing INDEX’s training programme with the creation of a multi-week online course that will deliver a training certificate. Mobilize. Develop a close relation with civil society members and institutions engaged in demanding fundamental rights for all. Make the difference. Broadening our actions and messages, enhancing the public impact of our investigations. _ _ _ But the most important is this: regardless of the amount of your contribution, your participation in this crowdfunding will mean that you grant us your trust to undertake this mission of public interest. Acknowledgments To all of those who talked to us, listened, helped and supported us until today: the families of victims of state violence and their respective committees, the Réseau d'Entraide Vérité et Justice, the Désarmons-les collective, Sihame Assbague, Mathieu Rigouste, Disclose, Street Press, David Dufresne, Ismaël Halissat, Taha Bouhafs, Antoine Schirer, Emile Costard, Amanda Jacquel, Rémy Buisine, Maxime Reynié, Lucie Simon, Raphaël Kempf, Yassine Bouzrou, Arié Alimi, François Piron, Michel Feher, Eric Fassin, Vanessa Codaccioni, Rym Khadraoui, Technopolice, the Parisian Observatory for Public Freedom, Maximage (David Keshavjee), Ultra Sound Design (Benoit B), Émilie Ferrat, Jacob Burns, Eyal Weizman and the whole Forensic Architecture team, the Sans-Tête agency for the development of this crowdfunding campaign, as well as the “Un Monde Par Tous” foundation, which enabled the emergence of this project in 2021. Finally, to you, who took the time to learn about our project.
Access to INDEX’s backstage on Discord 🗣
- 163 contributions
What would INDEX be without a community to support and to help us in our activities? By the end of October, we'll be launching the INDEX Discord. For €30 of support, you will gain access rights to our community's chat rooms for 1 year. Find out how we work, access tutorials, interact directly with the INDEX team on voice channels, share resources and links, take a concrete part in our investigations by helping us find and process sources! After the campaign ends, access to the INDEX Discord will require a subscription of €3.99 / month. Subscribe now for one year (30 € instead of 47.88 €) and be among the first users to bring this community to life!
Estimated delivery: October 2021
Initial training on 3D investigation 🦾
- 5 contributions
Not enough of us are using 3D reconstruction for investigative purposes. INDEX wants to support the dissemination of our techniques and methods within civil society. From December 2021, INDEX members will offer introductory training courses in 3D reconstruction of incidents. Intended for users experienced to confirmed users of Blender (free and open source software), the training will focus on the techniques allowing to model a scene in 3D from a 2D image (photo or video). Offered online, the training will be spread over 4 hours in groups of 8 participants max. As a bonus, access to the INDEX Discord is offered to participants for one year! The ideal training to discover the basic techniques of 3D investigations, a first step to eventually joining the INDEX team!
Estimated delivery: December 2021
Initial training on video analysis 📲
- 4 contributions
Given the mass of images circulating online today, their analysis for investigative purposes is complex. INDEX wants to support the dissemination of our techniques and methods within civil society. From December 2021, INDEX members will offer introductory training in video analysis of incidents. Intended for experienced to confirmed users of video editing software, the training will focus on techniques for online research of video sources, their analysis and synchronization. Offered online, the training will be spread over 4 hours in groups of 8 participants max. As a bonus, access to the INDEX Discord is offered to participants for one year! The ideal training to discover the basic techniques of video analysis, a first step to eventually joining the INDEX team!
Estimated delivery: December 2021
Double-training pack “Video + 3D” 📲 🦾
- 13 contributions
For all those who wish to concretely engage in open source investigation! Double-training pack "video analysis" + "3D investigations" (see training details above) And always as a bonus, access to the INDEX Discord is offered to participants for a year! The ideal double-training to discover the basics of the investigative techniques most frequently used by the INDEX team, a first step to eventually joining us!
Estimated delivery: December 2021