Sefton Council – Film Making 101
We ran a series of ‘Film Making 101’ training workshops with staff from Sefton and Crosby Libraries, in a bid to help them gain a better understanding of how use their film making equipment in a creative manor.
They wanted to start documenting the activities that they run at their facilities, as well as being able to put out promotional videos online to prospective patrons of their libraries.
We ran 3 “hands on” sessions, where staff members were guided through topics such as preproduction, planning, filming, editing and exporting – ultimately, everyone got the chance to be part of a team that created a short film, from initial concept to final product.
The feedback from the library teams were as follows:
Really useful and enjoyable. A great introduction to using our filming equipment. Can’t wait to get started now!
Paul (Library Assistant)
The time I spent at the training I found to be very informative & I enjoyed his informal delivery style – never felt over-faced in any way – worked well
John (Senior Marketing Officer)
I really enjoyed the training, it didn’t feel like real work at all!
Lesley (SDM- Communities)
It was aimed at the right level a good mix of interaction and trainer led.
Andrew (Principal development Manager) –
It was really enjoyable training and I was particularly impressed with the fact that Ian came down to assess the equipment in advance of the sessions. It was targeted at just the right level.
Angela (Principal development Manager)
Finally, Victoria Scott (Library Services Officer) reported back with:
For my part I felt that I got a lot out of the sessions and has increased my confidence in both filming and using the video editing software – I had my first go in an official capacity yesterday and took on board levels of light, sound and positioning which hopefully once edited will create a lovely professional sequence. Many thanks Victoria