Weʼre raising £9,500 to Develop and deliver a community filmmaking club for adults with learning disabilities.
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My name is Gary and I have a video production business (Pageant Productions). We want to create opportunities for marginalised groups, to share their experiences and influence the move towards a fairer and more equal society.... and we want your help!
What do we want to do?
We have a strong sense of community and we want to play an active role engaging with and empowering marginalised groups in our communities. Much of our work is within the voluntary sector, providing filmmaking services, workshops and training. We are hoping to raise funds to develop and run a filmmaking club in our home town of Dorchester for adults with learning disabilities. This regular club will run take place over 35 weeks between September 2019 and July 2020 and will be free at the point of use to those taking part. We will teach skills and support people to make their own films about the things that matter to them. We think the films members make could be used as a tool for feeding back to Disability Partnership Boards, giving boards an honest voice from disabled people on subjects that matter to participants.
Money pledged for this project will be ring-fenced from the rest of our business, accounted for and reported on. We have asked People First Dorset, a local charity for people with learning disabilities, to evaluate the project independently.
Participants will be supported to identify their desired learning outcomes, based on their interests and strengths. The group will work together as a team to plan and produce films; they will learn as they go along, working through their plans and working at the necessary pace.
Participants reach their full potential by identifying which aspect of filmmaking draws on their strengths, then developing those skills, which are used within the team when working together.
During the workshops participants will learn how to….
Develop their ideas and produce a storyboard. Use a video camera and tripod. Frame shots and think about visual interest. Use light to your advantage. Record better quality sound. Conduct and film an interview. Film cutaways (secondary footage) to add additional visual interest. Make films on their own devices, such as mobile phones and tablets. Edit a basic film.
As well as learning practical digital skills participants will:
Become aware of their individual strengths and draw on them to effectively work as part of a team.
Become confident to communicate in a range of situations; in one-to-one interviews or as part of a group.
Demonstrate the ability to convey their thoughts and ideas within a group when developing a plan of work.
Feel empowered to share their experiences with their peers and the wider community through the medium of film.
Demonstrate the ability to use their preferred device to produce a basic short film and share this online through platforms such as You Tube, Facebook and Twitter.
Our hope is that over time we can grow this project into a community interest company and role it out in other towns. This project is scalable and based on workshops and clubs we have already trialed. In the event that we exceed our target funding for this initial project, additional funds will be used to expand our offer to additional clubs in more locations. We would like to make this an ongoing project and you can help make this happen by choosing to make a regular donation.
What will you get for making a pledge?
We very much hope that you will get a warm fuzzy feeling inside and sense of satisfaction from supporting this fantastic community project.
If that isn’t enough, we have some things we can do for you if you choose to make a pledge.
Pledge anything up to £50 and you will have our undying gratitude and a thank you published on social media.
Pledge anything over £50 and we will give you a shout-out on social media including Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn. We will thank you and tag in you/your organisation or business. We will also add you to the list of supporters that will feature on the supporters page of the Our Voice website.
Pledge anything over £250 and we will give you a shout out every month on social media for the duration of the year-long project. You will also be a video sponsor where your name and logo appear on one of the films produced by the club. Films will be shared on social media and with affiliated organisations. It will be included in our newsletters and also be sent out to local authorities, councils, businesses and networking groups.
Pledge anything over £500, and as well as all of the above, we will interview you about your involvement in the project and why you are supporting it. This will feature in a written article on our website, which will be shared through social media and our newsletter. Your name and logo will feature on a supporters slide and appear on all of the films produced by the club.
Pledge anything over £1000, and as well as all of the above, we will produce a short promotional film for the filmmaking club featuring you and/or your organisation and it’s involvement. We will feature this in a blog post on our website and across our social media channels. We will also include it in our email newsletter and share it with local authorities, councils, businesses and networking groups. You will also be provided with a copy to use on your website, social media etc.
Pledge anything over £1500, and as well as all of the above, you will be a project sponsor for the duration of the year-long project, where your name and logo will feature on the Our Voice website homepage, along with the promotional film about your involvement in the project. Your name and logo will be given greater prominence on videos produced by the club (on a sponsors slide) and we will tag you in every social media post relating to the filmmaking club.
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Pageant Productions (Gary Jarman)
I am a filmmaker with a video productions business (Pageant Productions). I produce video for a range of clients however at the core of what we do is a passion for engaging with and empowering people within our communities whose voices are seldom heard, using film.