Digital:works have been working with the British Youth Council's International section on two films to highlight the importance of young people's involvement in international organisations.
We have worked with young people from UK Young Ambassadors to look at the European Union. We started by discussing what they wanted the film to achieve, how they wanted it to look and what kind of content they wanted in it. We storyboarded the film together, developed questions for interviews and vox pops and wrote and recorded the narration.
Although we covered the technical side the young people took on much of the sound recording duties and grew more and more confident of using the camera too as we went through the project. Indeed, some of the interviews were conducted by the young people after the main production days had passed.
With the storyboard and previous discussion notes to hand we edited the film and created the animations. This was fed back to the young people for comments and changes were made before the final film was released.
We have just finished working with a group of young people from the Commonwealth Youth Exchange Council on a film about the Commonwealth which you can see below.
digital:works has recently completed a project with young people from four schools who made documentaries about their local street markets. We arranged for the young people to undertake historical research at their local archives and then provided workshops in oral history, film making and interview techniques which enabled the young people themselves to make the films with ongoing support from us. They then visited their markets to interview traders and shoppers with an emphasis on exploring the history of the markets.
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