LOCWS Creative Participation Programme 2018
Workshop 7 : SNAP Cymru, 10th – 12th April
LOCWS International reached out to the wonderful childrens chairty; SNAP Cymru to make film number seven on this year’s LOCWS Creative Participation Programme. Tutor, artist and professional film-maker; David Marchant worked with individuals from SNAP over 3 days at their centre in Swansea to create a unique short film using various film-making techniques including stop-frame animation and filming in front of a green screen!
During the week, the budding film crew designed and produced props, developed a theme, decided on scenes, filmed, acted and created a sound track for an exciting and unique short film. The group were inspired to use the green screen technique which is a visual effect involving live acting in front of a green coloured back drop, so that you can layer two moving images together once the green colour is edited away. Their fantastic costumes and brilliant energy really come across in the wonderful short film about hobbies, interests and what their futures may hold.
The group of film-makers had lots of lovely ideas, professional artist and film-maker Dave Marchant, gave them the support they needed to turn their ideas into reality. The group were also given the chance to handle advanced technical equipment, to consider the lighting, and gave input on the editing. Participants were encouraged to develop their own ideas from the outset and were guided through the processes during the week, the course was busy and very hands on for the group who worked really well together to create an imaginative and fun film!
The film-makers should be extremely proud of the work they have done, the film is an outstanding achievement and a positive reflection of all their efforts and hard work. LOCWS International look forward to helping them celebrate these achievements at SwanComm Film Festival!
SNAP Cymru is an all Wales children’s charity working with families, young people and professionals on issues regarding additional learning needs and disabilities. SNAP Cymru works with families and professionals in schools, education, health and social care to help ensure that children and young people’s needs are identified, assessed and provision made to help them reach their potential and be fully included. Staff and volunteers work with families and professionals, supporting children and young people to participate in planning and decision making which affects them, advocating where appropriate.
Thanks goes to our workshop leader, David Marchant, to Cara Bellamy and the other lovely people at SNAP Cymru for all their enthusiasm and for the use of their workshop space, and to our funders and partners. Congratulations to all the participants for their achievements!
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.