Lifeworks Young Film Makers (YFM) were recently hard at work at Dartington Hall for a whole weekend after landing a commission from the Arts Council to make a film for Channel 4. The young film makers are seeing their project realised after 6 months of intense process working with mentor Ed Jobling from Forkbeard Fantasy.
On the Saturday, the YFM team went on location in Totnes with Calling the Shots producer Steve Gear and started to build the soundtrack with wordsmith Rob Mitchel and music mentor Rachel Thame. On Sunday some of the team spent the day in a dark space bringing their film to life with projected images, and some were joined by peer mentors from South Devon College and the Southwest Music School to cut the soundtrack.
Quotes from the participants:
“I really enjoy the different film shots, they are really intriguing, helpful and useful for samples of making a film that really stands out to a target audience.” Grace
“I think this filmmaking group helps me gain huge ideas for my own film – I am finding it helpful and useful and I would really like it to remain in this group.” Raven
“Really enjoy making rhyme and poetry in the track.” A
The film us now being edited and preview excerpts will be posted over the coming months – watch this space!