LOCWS Creative Participation Programme 2018
Workshop 5 : CCS Communities For Work, 13th – 16th Mar
LOCWS International are proud to work alongside Communities For Work and City and County of Swansea for the fifth film course on the LOCWS Creative Participation Programme 2018. Tutor and Film-Maker Jamie Panton, worked with individuals from the Communities For Work support programme over 4 days at Volcano Theatre to deliver the Agored Cymru accredited course in partnership with Adult Learning Wales. This course was developed with support from the Welsh Government Fusion Programme ‘Creating Opportunities Through Culture’. The Fusion programme promotes cultural projects that support confidence and empowerment, that use arts and culture as tools to improve physical and mental health and well-being, and which develop employability skills, particularly through accredited skills, courses and placements.
The workshops enabled participants to design, develop and create their own film which involved creative writing, character design, animation, video and sound recording, and editing. Participants were encouraged to develop their own ideas from the outset and were guided through the process of scripting, designing, and shooting their films.
The group were busy with tech equipment, lighting and filming techniques from the very start of day one, and moved on to develop ideas around the theme of ‘HOME’. The team spent time reaching out to local organisations in the area, and they arranged a number of interviews with local community representatives, using a list of great questions around their chosen theme that the group had produced together. This gave them the opportunity to develop new skills and self confidence, whilst networking with Swansea businesses, and practising new technical filming and camera skills.
The team went on to shoot on location around the city, including at the beach and in the surrounding residential areas overlooking the City centre, with the use of an advanced drone camera.
Thanks goes to our workshop leader, Jamie Panton, our wonderful volunteers, Gemma Collins and Estee Elora, the lovely people at Adult Learning Wales and Volcano Theatre, Amina Abu-Shahba and our associates at Swansea Council and the participants from Communities For Work (Communities for work provides one to one support with CV-writing, training and courses. For more information call : 01792 843300).
LOCWS International works in partnership with other Third Sector, Educational and Cultural organisations in Swansea to contribute towards; alleviating the effects of poverty, and helping individuals benefit from exposure to the creative industries and the cultural sector.