Our flagship workshop format, Pop Up: Film Booth, is an immersive and fun introduction to filmmaking that focuses on practical application and exploration.
We install a portable, temporary News Studio in your space and transform your beneficiaries into a Production team. . Here, they learn all about the basics of Broadcast Journalism and content creation through the adoption of various production roles - like Director, Camera Operator, or Sound Engineer.
It is the perfect way to learn key and transferable skills whilst having lots of fun. Pop Up: Film Booth has been developed to complement the National Curriculum.
Due to the popularity and effectiveness of Film Booth, we have expanded the concept to include Pop Up: Photo Booth and Pop Up: Podcast Booth.
PARTNERSHIP FOR YOUNG LONDON
The last couple of years have seen unprecedented changes to our communities - deepening the social, health, education and economic inequalities that many already faced. London Borough of Merton wanted to investigate the impact that the pandemic has had on their children and young people, to understand their views, opinions and experiences.
They asked us to bring the findings of the survey to life and communicate the key statistics to the young residents who took part in it. Facilitated by Partnership for Young London, the survey had been designed and conducted by young people and we wanted to continue this youth-led ethos. So, we used Film Booth to train Merton's Young Inspectors and Youth Parliament in documentary filmmaking and put them to work capturing the experiences of their peers.
The result is a short, peer-led film that investigates and highlights the experiences and needs of the boroughs young people. Combined with the survey report, it is being used to help the Council to plan and deliver services that will further assist young people in enhanced educational, employment and leisure opportunities. It will also provide schools with tailored, local data that is representative of their pupils; helping to inform further support for them.
LONDON VOLUNTEERING STRATEGY GROUP
The London Volunteering Strategy Group is a group of London-based organisations, charities and networks (ranging from the GLA, to London Plus, to Scouts and the RNLI). They got in touch and asked us to help create a campaign that celebrates and highlights the importance of volunteers to the city.
London's Lifelines is the result - a platform to shout about all the different types of volunteering activities in London and the important part they play in building stronger communities. The very first project of its kind.
As well as helping to build the brand identity - name, themes, copy etc - we worked with volunteers from across the city to capture their stories and the stories of fellow volunteers, good neighbours and kind strangers. Popping up our filmbooth everywhere from volunteer centres to shopping centres.
Above is the first short crowdsourced film, created by volunteers for volunteers. The campaign is ongoing and you can see a collection of stories from 'lifelines' on the online platform.