Posts by Elias Nohra
CuriousWorks facilitated filmmaking workshops with young people in partnership with Shire Wide Youth Services, focusing on three key subject groups; refugees, young people who identify as having a disability, and mental health. Students wrote, shot and edited their own works, hailing from Menai High School, Lucas Heights Community School and the Beverly Hills High School Intensive English Centre. The films were proudly screened at the end of the year and well received by the mayor! Above you can see the film “Ze” by Menai High School, and below “The Science Experiment” by Lucas Heights Community School.
The creAYT lab with Ashfield Youth Theatre gave the a number of AYT’s young people the opportunity to gain film skills and make their own videos. The workshops included film basics, learning how to shoot and edit interviews, and even squeezing in a short film (above)!
In October 2011, CuriousWorks ran school holiday workshops with the Australian National Maritime Museum. Nine under-12 year olds spent two days learning the basics of making video, creating two of their own short videos – one being the classic ball-game, another being a police & pirate adventure involving treasure and plenty of slapstick comedy. Both films were screened at a special museum screening.
CuriousWorks worked with the Inspire Foundation and the ReachOut.com reporters to help them share the stories of young people who have been through mental health challenges. Working over a weekend, CuriousWorks furthered the skills of the young reporters, training them up to use DSLR for video and the Zoom H4N for professional quality audio-recording, as well as helping them adapt their interview skills for video.
In partnership with Blue Mountains City Council and supported by Artstart, CuriousWorks ran digital media training with 8 people from varying age groups and backgrounds to skill them up in creating digital outcomes to showcase Blue Mountains Artstart projects with young people. The training included filmmaking, photography and online publishing, as well as developing their own site – http://mountainstories.allaroundyou.com.au/ CuriousWorks assisted the four different programs with their digital works, and the site and artworks were launched at a small event which included a live webcast on the website!