ONLINE Filmmaking & Media Skills for 16-19 Year Old's
APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN FOR GET DIGITAL (FILM) & GET DIGITAL (ART)!
Designed to build confidence and technical skills filmmaking & creative digital media, it’s led by professional artists and filmmakers. Learn scriptwriting, sfx makeup, camera techniques for mobile devices, editing, storyboarding & more!
GET DIGITAL is our series of FREE film-making and digital media courses for young people (16 – 19yrs *25 LDD/SEN). In January 2021 we are offering 2 courses: GET DIGITAL (FILM) and GET DIGITAL (ARTS).
NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!! Each course is led by Industry Professionals, and gives you the opportunity to learn new creative digital skills whether you love film & TV, or you’re passionate about Art or Photography! It is also a great chance to build up your CV for college or employment!
Both courses consist of 10 weekly sessions of both online and offline activities, including In-Person practical workshops in February Half-Term. See information about both courses below.
GET DIGITAL (FILM)
FOCUS: filmmaking, including scriptwriting, directing, camera operating and post production.
*This is the perfect course if you love film & TV, and want to have a go at making your own short film! You will be led by Industry Professionals, and your final film will be premiered at Signal Film & Media (onsite hopefully! Covid dependent of course)!!
DATES/TIMES: starts Wednesday 20th January 2021, 6 – 7:30pm. Then weekly on Wednesdays until mid-March. *Includes In-Person Film Shoot in February Half Term
GET DIGITAL ARTS
FOCUS: creative digital art, including photography, sound art and experimental filmmaking.
*This is the perfect course if you are passionate about Art & Design, and want to experiment and get creative! You will be led by a professional artist, and your final work will be showcased as part of West Coast Photo Festival!!
Dates/Times: starts Monday 25th January 2021, 6 – 7:30pm. Then weekly on Mondays until end of March. *Includes In Person Installation Workshop in February Half Term
- Please be aware you will need some form of device to access the internet / be online*
- An adult or guardian will need to sign off to confirm their involvement.
- All staff have enhanced-level DBS checks & have completed thorough safeguarding training.
*Please contact us if this is not possible & we’ll see what we can do to help!
All in person sessions will be socially distanced and may change due to Covid 19 restrictions.
BEHIND THE SCENES
Check out an overview of activities from 2019
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Visuals and performance created by Get Digital participants aged 16-19 through Signal Film and Media in Barrow-in-Furness. Poem based on a poem by MWhatley (‘Sofa-Surfing’) in partnership of Nightstop Cumbria and DePaul UK. Film launched 23 May 2019.
In January, Get Digital students had the unique opportunity to create a short film for Cumbria Hate Crime Awareness Week (5-11th Feb 2019). Over three days they learned about script writing, animation, special effects, camera and lighting. The film was created with a theme of Autism Awareness & was shared widely online to raise awareness of Hate Crime.
This project took place from 16-19th January and was funded by Cumbria Police Crime Commissioner, Peter McCall for Cumbria Police.