As part of the LEAP legacy we arranged two half day sessions with a local documentary film maker Kevin Cameron and here is what they got up to:
Here is more info from Kevin on how he went about working with the group
“For the animation project at Johnstone High I worked with two groups of 9 comprising 1st, 2nd and 3rd years. This was on two consecutive mornings. Both groups successfully produced a short film. The groups had to work to a tight deadline moving through the three stages of making a film: preproduction, production and post production. After a very brief introduction to the techniques and the technology, the main group split into three subgroups and developed ideas around some of the the LEAP project themes. The three groups then shared their work with the main group to find common threads and pull out the best ideas which were then quickly storyboarded. From here the participants worked on their art work and took it in turns to animate sequences. In the final stage we exported the animation into editing software to add sound effects and music.”
LEAP Futures Secondary Schools Programme
LEAP also ran a pilot programme in 2013/14 with young people from Johnstone High School which had focused on employability skills development and meeting the climate challenge. The aim is to improve upon the programme, learn from what worked and what could be done better next time and work with more groups and local Schools. Watch this space!
#Ecoclips Short Films
LEAP ran a short video clips competition which lead to 13 great wee clips being made by young people as individuals and groups from across Scotland. Click Here to visit the #ecoclips page and see the clips.