OUR WORKSHOPS

Our workshops are run by professional filmmakers who are all DBS certified. Students will work closely with our team to plan, shoot and edit during the various workshops. 

The workshops are suitable for a variety of ages from 7 years plus, depending on the workshops, and can be run in schools, at youth groups, with young people with SEN or disabilities and community groups.

We provide all equipment: cameras, lights, tripods, sound, Apple Macs, editing software, etc.

The workshops develop teamwork, communication skills, confidence and leadership skills.

 All films produced will be available online for students to download once completed.

Accommodation of the workshops can be provided, or we can use your premises, whatever works best for you and your young people.

 Due to the nature of film our workshops can always be flexible to your students’ needs, abilities and timeframes. If you have an idea or a specific brief, please talk to us.

 

SCHOOL WORKSHOPS

Our workshops within schools, provide an opportunity for students to develop their creativity through filmmaking. We can work with teachers and school leadership teams to use creative to help young people gain self-confidence, increase social competence and improve resilience so they are able to re-engage positively with learning and have skills needed for the workplace.


Our bespoke workshops are developed around each school’s requirements; they can take the form of a 1-hour introduction, focusing on various roles in the industry in detail, or topic specific, e.g., how to record voiceovers, editing or directing skills. Alternatively, we can work with students over a longer period on projects, perhaps during enrichment week, or a term long project with hard-to-reach students. The Offshoot Foundation provides all equipment to film and edit, so all we need is a space within school for us to set up and use as a base for our time with you.


We appreciate school budgets are small and not all schools can afford these types of activities, if funding is difficult, we can try to find suitable funding to work with you. The focus is on student participation in making their own films, learning easy technical skills, as well as many soft skills such as leadership, communication, etc.  


All of our workshops are project-based learning. Students learn through working on practical projects where they take on ownership and responsibility, rebuilding their confidence and skills after the pandemic. Testimonials are available.

 

ENRICHMENT WORKSHOPS

We realise students of all ages have faced massive difficulties over the last year; the disruption to structured learning and the Covid pandemic has had a big impact on the mental health and wellbeing of many. We can help with the transition back to school and ‘normal’ learning with our stimulating and inspiring creative media workshops, which have been very successful at engaging with the more hard-to-reach young people in the past.


We are offering the opportunity for us to run workshops within schools, providing an opportunity for students to develop their creativity after the current lockdown ends, helping them to readjust back into full-time education and ensuring that creativity is kept at the forefront of their learning. We will work with teachers and school leadership teams to use creative opportunities to support school priorities across the curriculum. We will liaise with you to provide an agile model that is responsive to the evolving needs and challenges that Covid-19 has brought to your school and community.


Our workshops help young people gain self-confidence, increase social competence and improve resilience so they are able to re-engage positively with learning and have skills needed for the workplace.


Our bespoke workshops are developed around each school’s requirements; they can take the form of a 1-hour introduction, focusing on various roles in the industry in detail, or topic specific, e.g., how to record voiceovers, editing or directing skills. Alternatively, we can work with students over a longer period on projects, perhaps during enrichment week.


The Offshoot Foundation provides all equipment to film and edit, so all we need is a space within school for us to set up and use as a base for our time with you. We appreciate school budgets are small and not all schools can afford these types of activities, if funding is difficult we can try to find suitable funding to work with you.


All of our workshops are project-based learning. Students learn through working on practical projects where they take on ownership and responsibility, rebuilding their confidence and skills after the pandemic. Testimonials are available.

 

PODCASTING/VOICEOVER WORKSHOPS

Ever wanted to record your own podcast, put voices to animations, record your own story with character voices? Using fun practical exercises in small group sizes we help you find your voice. We teach you ways of interpreting texts, scripts, finding different character voices for animations and stories and take you through the technical side of recording so you can go home and carry-on practising as well as setting up your own podcast and studio at home or school. All recordings will be available at the end of each session.


The workshop is aimed at beginners with no prior experience.

 

THEATRE/FILMMAKING WORKSHOP

Participants will need to be aged 16-24 and could have although not essential have an interest in the film and theatre industry and related careers, but who might also be lacking in confidence, motivation and direction as a result of post Covid-19 anxiety.


We will deliver a project to take place 7 hours per day, 5 days per week over 3 weeks. The participants will learn technical Skills in Film Production, Skills in Backstage Theatre/Sound/Lighting, and Skills in Theatre Management. All participants will be given the opportunity to experience all roles and learn skills, including soft skills of teamwork, communication, decision making, organisational skills, adaptability, and a positive attitude to work.


We will provide participants with comprehensive careers advice, including the identification of transferable skills, further education opportunities and career paths.


All participants will be offered appropriate work experience and volunteering opportunities in order to consolidate and develop the work and personal skills achieved on the programme with both the Quay Theatre and Offshoot Foundation. All participants will be given the opportunity to experience virtual mock interviews and complete a filmed CV compliant with current recruitment procedures, for use in future job search and applications.


Throughout the three weeks the young people will be working towards putting on a live theatre performance by industry professionals and streaming this live over YouTube on the final day.


Each day, working in two separate groups, they will take it in turns to learn the skills needed for putting on a performance in a theatre, from stage management to lighting, whilst the other group will learn the skills needed for filming and producing a live filmed event. The two groups will then put on two performances by industry professionals to ensure they all get a turn at all roles.


Contact us to put your name down for this workshop when we are able to run it.

 

BACK TO BASICS

This workshop introduces young people to the equipment used to make films from phones to camcorders to professional cameras. They partake in the many production roles and learn production techniques whilst developing their skills in visual storytelling. Each week, students will build up their basic knowledge of being behind the camera and also be given the opportunity to work in front of the camera.

 

SCRIPT TO SCREEN WORKSHOP

This workshop guides students through creative exercises to work on genre, character and story development. Planning and devising stories they will shoot and edit their film with our assistance over a number of days. Starting with a simple idea we can help you develop them into a script, thinking about characters, plot and story development.

 

MUSIC VIDEO WORKSHOPS – SUITS AGES 10+

In these workshops creativity is key! Students will work in a fun, fast paced, engaging and practical way to create their own music video from a soundtrack of their choice. Have a song you want to create a music video for? Think you can do better than the original music video? Then this workshop is for you! Using whatever style you want, from dance to mime to story-telling, the possibilities are endless. We can shoot inside or out on location depending on weather, the choice is yours. Finish the workshop by learning the techniques to edit your film.

 

 EDITING WORKSHOPS

Using footage previously shot you will be putting together short scenes or whole films depending on your time. Using editing software – Final Cut Pro X and Adobe Premiere - we will guide you from the basics of editing to more professional techniques.

 

FILM TRAILER WORKSHOPS

This workshop guides students through creative exercises to work on genre, character and story development. Planning and devising stories they will shoot and edit their film with our assistance over a number of days. Starting with a simple idea we can help you develop them into a script, thinking about characters, plot and story development.

 

BUILD A YOUTUBE CHANNEL WORKSHOPS - SUITS AGES 10+

Let us help you build your first YouTube channel and help you grow your subscribers. We teach you the basics of YouTube and help film your introduction film and your first film. With advice from current YouTubers we provide the expertise and equipment to make people want to subscribe to your channel.

 

ONLINE MEDIA WORKSHOPS – SUITS AGES 13+

These workshops can help young people learn skills that can help promote their creativity to a world-wide audience. This can be from uploading to YouTube, Soundcloud, a social media campaign, Twitter, Instagram or even building your own website. 
tudents through creative exercises to work on genre, character and story development. Planning and devising stories they will shoot and edit their film with our assistance over a number of days. Starting with a simple idea we can help you develop them into a script, thinking about characters, plot and story development.

 

DOCUMENTARY AND HERITAGE FILMMAKING WORKSHOPS – SUITS AGES 12+

Using real stories from real people we bring these stories to life using a range of techniques. Research is key to a good story and we will help guide you in this, to bring your social documentary to life on the screen. Your finished documentary will be something you will certainly be proud of and be available for viewing online and/ or at a special event.

 

ANIMATION WORKSHOPS –SUITS AGES 8+

In our animation workshops anything and everything is possible. We will help you create your animation masterpiece using a range of 2D and 3D materials from paper to sand to people to good old plasticine. Adding sound effects and music will bring your animations to life using all of our equipment. No experience is necessary, and you can even bring your parents.

 

GREEN SCREEN WORKSHOPS –SUITS AGES 8+

In small groups we will help you create a film shot entirely on Green Screen. Once filmed we will then create stop motion animations for the backgrounds which you seamlessly add in post-production. All put together by you and your imagination.

 

GO PRO WORKSHOPS – SUITS AGES 13+

Using very versatile Go Pro cameras we can make your filmmaking stand out from the crowd. Use the cameras on anything you can think of, skateboards, dogs, bikes, dogs, scooters and even dogs! These cameras help create exciting shots and amazing action sequences that until recently we could only dream of.

 

AUDIO WORKSHOPS - SUITS AGES 12+

We provide the pictures, be them still or moving, and your job is to create the sound. The sound could be voices, sound effects, music or a combination of all three. Using a variety of techniques and microphones build your layers of sound to make your silent film come to life.

 

PRODUCER FOR A DAY WORKSHOPS - SUITS AGES 13+

You have a £10 million-pound budget and you must decide in groups how to spend your money to make your feature length film. Choose from a price list of locations, actors, crew, props, stunt guys and lots more to make your film add up. Spent too much money? You need to make cutbacks, but where and how? You decide!

 

4 DAY FILM SCHOOL -SUITS AGES 10+

This workshop is suitable for school holidays and weekends. You can either make your own script up as part of a team or work with one of ours, the choice is yours. Help us film, light and edit whilst you concentrate on the acting and produce a film lasting up to 10 minutes. Be rewarded with a very special award ceremony and you might also be in line for your very own Oscar.

 

5 DAY FILM SCHOOL -SUITS AGES 10+

This longer workshop is suitable for school holidays and weekends. You can either make your own script up as part of a team or work with one of ours, the choice is yours. Help us film, light and edit whilst you concentrate on the acting and produce a film lasting up to 10 minutes. Be rewarded with a very special award ceremony and you might also be in line for your very own Oscar.

 

 4 DAY FILM CHALLENGE – SUITS AGES 10+

Teams of 5 or 6 are given 4 days to write, shoot, star in and edit a short film.
Are you up to the challenge? All equipment will be provided but participants are also welcome to use their own cameras/smart phones etc. Films can be any genre but must be a ‘U’ rating. Teams will be allocated on the first day.

 

Example Workshops

                   1.Make a Film in a day - £250 – 1 professional filmmaker

                   2.Two films in a day – Class - £400 - 2 professional filmmakers 

                   3.½ day Music videos - £200 – 1 professional filmmaker

4.Documentary workshops – Exploring views on important issues, story-building skills, capturing footage and               editing a short film over three days

                   5.1-hour introductory session Voicing Characters- £50 to provide equipment for voicing animation characters

6.1-hour introductory session – Music Video filmmaking with a professional - £50 to provide all equipment and finished film within the hour.

7. 2-hour introductory workshop – Movie Trailers – Teach students how movie trailers are made, teach them the necessary skills to film their own in small groups and edit to completion. £100

                   8. 2-hour Editing workshop – Using well-known films,  edit the footage to make your own Movie Trailer. £100

9. 2-hour Animation workshop – Using a variety of animation styles (Pixilation, Claymation, Time-lapse) we work with the class to provide a short animation. £100

10.Make a film in a week – whole year group, 2 films per day in small groups. Up to 10 films in a week. £400 per day for 2 Professional Filmmakers - £2000 for the week.

11. After school Filmmaking Club – Contact us with your requirements.