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Forces life through a creative lens

Gary Seath 8 months ago

Participation Young People Support

Creative expressions of life as a forces child

Forces Children Scotland delivered a three-day creative documentary-making residential for young people in partnership with creative agency, Rebel Loop Studios.

Eight young people from armed forces families travelled from across Scotland to Glasgow to complete a series of workshops that introduced storyboarding, scripting, mobile phone, and SLR camera recording techniques, and much more.

Once basics were grasped, the young people learned how to conduct one-to-one interviews, and then put everything they had learned into practice through fun-based group recording projects.

Having generated lots of fantastic content, the young people learned how to edit their footage into a professional final cut to create two fantastic short pieces about life in a forces family.

Izzy grasped this opportunity to work with Forces Children Scotland to help others better understand what it’s like to be in a forces family.

Listen to what Izzy had to say about her experience below.

Izzy reflects on creative media residential experience

Izzy sat down with our Marketing and Communications Team to talk about developing creative media skills to help others to better understand forces life.

Forces Children Scotland delivers experiences like this through its Youth Participation Services.


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