Filmmaking Workshops

We deliver filmmaking workshops to groups, in a broad range of settings. They provide the opportunity for service users, students or staff to learn new digital skills and be empowered to share experiences, thoughts and views through the powerful medium of film. In many cases, the workshops we deliver are to people from marginalised groups, whose voices are seldom heard. Filmmaking workshops will enable those taking part to build their confidence, learn new communication skills and give them the opportunity to share their voice with peers and the wider community through many exciting platforms; Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, websites & blogs.

A perfect project to attract funding

Film is an excellent way of empowering people, building confidence and creating material that has a lasting impact. We have worked with several organisations and funders who welcome innovative projects such as these.

  • People will have improved communication and life skills
  • Participants will become more active citizens, with a stronger voice within the community
  • People will connect with peers using digital content
  • Your organisation’s profile is raised within the local community
  • The wide reach of film gives you the oportunity to raise your organisations profile nationally and internationally

Click on the button below for an example of a workshop based project that you could use to form the basis of a funding application.

Example Workshop Project

Flexible working

Workshop groups are naturally made up of people with mixed abilities and with a range of support needs.

To ensure everyone fulfils their desired outcomes and that individual needs are met, the workshops are flexible, hands on and very practical. Participants are supported to develop their own ideas, thinking about how best to ‘tell their stories’ and then planning the shots they want. After that they learn as they go along, working through their plans, incorporating the techniques listed and working at the necessary pace.

Participants reach their full potential by identifying which aspect of filmmaking draws on their strengths, then developing those skills to be used within the team when filmmaking. Participants feel their confidence grow as their new skills are put into practice.

Skills you will learn

  • Developing ideas and storyboarding

  • Using a video camera and tripod

  • Framing shots

  • Using light to your advantage

  • Recording better quality sound

  • Filming an interview

  • Filming cutaways and adding visual interest

  • Filmmaking on other devices

  • Basic Editing Skills

Staff Training

Before a workshop project begins you do have the option to receive a training session to a small group of staff covering; how to use the camera, transferring footage to the computer, introduce an editing package and some basic editing skills.

It will then be possible for staff to support participants who want to work on the project outside of workshop times. Staff will learn new skills that can be used to enhance the project’s impact for participants and themselves will also develop in house skills for future film production at your organisation.