On June 3rd, 21 children from the Powys writing squads worked with Tom Barrance and poet Francesca Kay to create poem films at the Hay Festival. They only had four hours: an hour and a half in the morning to learn about filming, shoot their images and write the first draft of their poems; and two and a half hours in the afternoon to refine their poems, perform and record them, edit their images to the poems and screen them.
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In this project, we worked with three classes (a Year 7 English class, a Year 11 vocational class and a Year 12 Media Studies class). The project included film viewing and discussion, continuity and montage editing, music-making and film-making activities. The Year 12 class made music films (using Final Cut Express and Garageband) to reflect [...]
For Soundtrack 2009 Tom Barrance delivered an interactive workshop in Cineworld, Cardiff which was linked by satellite to Scala Prestatyn and Aberystwyth Arts Centre. He also delivered hands-on workshops in which students created scores for a suspense sequence, and made montage films (edited to their own music) using Garageband and Final Cut Express.
This project involved Bettws High School, Newport and its partner primary schools. An able and talented Year 7 group combined learning about film language and film-making with work in French and Welsh, using professional video compositing techniques (including multiple video tracks and keyframing). Children then went back to their Primary schools to help Tom Barrance [...]
Over the Spring half term we worked with young people (12-18) at Waterhall Youth Centre in the Fairwater Communities First area in Cardiff, with support from the Communities First team. The young people learnt about funk music from Kev Sayer of Community Music Wales, and went on to create their own short pieces of music [...]
Tom Barrance worked with Neil White of Community Music Wales to provide workshops as part of the Soundtrack film and music festival in Cardiff Bay on 27th and 28th November. In this example from Friday’s half-day workshop, GCSE Media Studies students from Ysgol Rhydfelen (Garth Olwg) used Garageband to compose a score for a short [...]
This Welsh language workshop was part of Academi‘s ‘BayLit/Llen y Lli’ festival in Cardiff Bay in October 2008. We worked with Mererid Hopwood (at left in the picture above) on this one-day activity. The chidren were all members of Academi’s ‘Sgwadiau Sgwennu’ (writing squads) which are designed to develop the writing talent of the future. [...]
Ffilmschool 2 began in Summer 2007. Here, rather than just working in schools for a week (as in Ffilmschool) we worked with one group of schools in the Briton Ferry Communities First area in Neath Port Talbot over a year. This project was supported by the National Lottery through the Arts Council of Wales; the [...]
Ffilmschool (2006-7) was a year-long series of short film-making projects, mostly in schools with children aged around 10-12 (Years 6 and 7), principally funded by the National Lottery through the Arts Council of Wales. The project was also supported by Apple and Canon. Most of the projects lasted around a week. With each project, we [...]