Made in Madness, the groups newsletter, came out three times a year. We would produce all the content during about five group sessions. Myself and the two project workers would help them with writing the content, drawing illustrations and taking photos. I would then take it all away and produce the layout.
This was another script which came out of drama workshops, co-incidentally on a similar subject. They wanted to use it to create a comic. I edited the script so it would work in the new format and drew outlines of the comic. The group then took on the characters from the stories which they then acted out while I took photos which were used to create the characters and the frames. The comic was edited as a group over a few more sessions.
We got the children to read out their poems while we filmed them. They drew pictures illustrating aspects of their poems. I then created animations which were superimposed with the poetry readings.
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I have worked as a community artist a few times during my work experience. Currently, alongside my graphic design service, I have worked with a number of youth groups producing videos, newsletters and arts & craft sessions.
Here are some outlines of projects I have worked on:
The group had produced a script for a drama during a series of theatre workshops which they wanted to create a film from. We discussed the story and the character so I understood what they were after before tweaking the script and creating a story board. As a group we edited both of these, made a list of props and arranged days to start filming. I drew up shooting scripts..
We shot the whole movie over 8or 9 hours. I then took everything away and edited it together.
Another movie for the AMP youth project. The girls in the group wrote a some poems and a drama as part of a workshop. We filmed each reading their own work and acting out the dramaI then created the movie around them.
This movie was produced for the AMP youth project. The boys in the group wrote a some poems as part of a workshop. We filmed each reading their own work I then created the movie around them.