As part of the ongoing mission to equip community organisations with the digital skills necessary for adequate development in the modern world, Our Digital City delivered a series of film making workshops via online video conferencing during the period of national lockdown.
Our Digital City were approached by Avonmouth Community Centre wanting to become self-sufficient in creating video content as a means to engage their local residents. The staff at the centre initially set out to create online video and written instructional content for growing foods from home for the ‘No Child Goes Hungry’ project, with the ability to host content that can be accessed privately and publicly.
As a result of early conversations with ACC to further explore their needs, it was clear that they also required support with the planning/storyboarding of content rather than just the shooting and editing. Therefore, the Our Digital City team took a holistic approach and set out the objectives to support the planning, making, editing and sharing of short-films, also offering an additional session for reflection and feedback of the films they produced.
Member of Staff, Luke, said, “I really enjoyed the training, and although it was challenging at times because of the online format, I thought the training team were very patient, knowledgeable and supportive in helping everyone develop their skills and come away with a finished project. I also had a great laugh along the way too.” ”