Event Information

Please note this course is running as part of the Government Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) scheme, and is open to children and young people that are eligible for free school meals only. 

The course is provided by MAC as part of the Bring It On Brum campaign.

If you're aged 11-18 with a passion for film, drama and digital media then the Young Filmmakers Workshop with Reel Access is for you. You will spend a day creating 2 atmospheric short films at MAC and in Cannon Hill Park, you will develop new skills in filmmaking and acting and pursue your own exciting, creative ideas based on the theme of ‘Taking A Moment’. The films you will create will be screened in MAC’s Outdoor Theatre late August. 

What will you learn on this course?

This course will give you an insight into the process, techniques and skills involved in making short films. This special workshop will focus on the theme of ‘taking a moment’ a chance to breathe and be reflective on the past year.

You will work in small groups, and you will have the option to work as a writer, actor, director and crew member learning a range of film making skills. The tutor will guide the group through the process from the initial generation of ideas generation to shooting and editing. There will be a special screening of the work produced on the course in MAC’s Outdoor Theatre as part of the Holiday Activities and Food – Bring it on Brum scheme.

Anyone who attends this course will have automatic membership to the Interfilm Film Club which encourages young people to write reviews of current films. This is a great opportunity for reviewers to enter prize draws which has led to previous students winning DVDs and other film goodies.

Who is this course for?

This course is open to young people aged 11-18 years old of any experience level.

The course is accessible for people with disabilities. We provide a learning support worker or students may be accompanied by their own carer or support worker. The room is wheelchair accessible. Carers must book a complimentary ticket if attending to provide support. Please contact us to discuss your specific situation and needs.

Do you need to bring anything?

All equipment and materials are provided.  If possible, please bring along a 32 GB memory stick so that you can take your work home. If that is not possible we will send the film to you on another format once it has been edited. Please discuss your needs with the tutor.

Are there any additional costs?

No additional costs unless there are specific resources that students wish to have for themselves.

Who teaches this course?

Reel Access (Keith Bloomfield & Laura Breakwell)

Working in partnership with Reel Access www.reelaccess.org.uk

MAC's Autumn 2021, Spring 2022 and Summer 2022 Term Courses will go on sale at 9am, Sat 31 July 2021.

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