New Union was approached to create a video showcasing the Councils youth service in which we suggested we create a youth jourolistic project that arms Dudley Youth Council participants with the skills to create their own video based content.
We aimed the first workshop around the young people actually creating the video requested by the Council, delivered as a participative activity along with guidance on open source platforms young people can use going forward.
A mix of young people participated on the course form young people who accessed Dudley Youth Council to young people in care. Both groups took turn in filming, performing and writing the script in a structured session that was built to be replicated.The workshops covered everything from the basic to risk management to guiding participants through writing their social media strategy.
We handed over a host of toolkits and mini workshops Dudley Council staff can run themselves with the young people they support and continue to create professional video content, vox pops and vlogs.