Project Description

The Yard

Annual Report Film

An older person in a hat smiles while working in a carpentry workshop THE YARD
Three young people gather round a professional video camera at the yard to conduct an interview
A young child in a top hat rides a large outdoor swing, overlaid hand drawn text reads "Our staff and volunteers are exceptional"
A young person wearing a hand made cardboard helmet shaped like a film projector exits the art room at the Yard
A young child plays games with an adult worker at the yard, overlaid hand drawn text reads "In April 2017 we started supporting families with children under two for the first time"
A worker at the Yard blows bubbles for a young person

summary of project

The Yard approached us looking to create a film to demonstrate the impact of their work on the young people, parents and volunteers who engaged with their services. In addition to this, they wanted to create an engaging creative film making process and a series of workshops for their young people to participate in.

We worked together to design a project that combined these two outcomes, by creating workshops for the young people to learn and play with camera equipment and create footage for the film, ensuring that they were at the core of creating the film.

our approach

Media Education facilitated workshops with each group and age range at the Yard adventure playgrounds in Edinburgh, Dundee and Fife. In each location, we engaged young people with varying levels of capability and support needs in using and shooting with professional camera and sound equipment.

An additional member of staff from Media Education was on hand as a backup camera person, organising and conducting interviews with young people, parents, volunteers and staff. In many cases, the young people conducted these interviews.

The film was a huge success and was shown at many of the Yard’s events, enabling them to fundraise for further work. Additional footage that hadn’t made it into the final version was sent alongside the film to each group, who held pizza nights to watch themselves on screen and celebrate their hard work.

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