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TrueTube is a fantastic website for and by young people that provides space for them to communicate through film about issues that matter. They say, 'Use the powerful medium of the web, and advances in streaming video
technology to help you think, speak out and act on important issues
happening in the real world outside your windows. It is an antidote to
the passive, voyeuristic internet world where there is a tendency to
look, laugh, play & judge without doing or saying anything of any
consequence. TrueTube promotes moral and ethical discussion on the
issues that matter for your generation, to inspire you to become
involved in changing the world for the better.'
There are tons of short films on issues such as body & health, race & culture, religion & ethics, and love & sex which are great as discussion starters. I've picked out two here that touch on gender issues: 'what does it mean to be a real man?' above and 'work vs housework' below. Young people can submit their own videos to the site as well as making comments on other people's.
TrueTube are looking for groups to work with, and also have opportunities for young people to volunteer on their Steering Group and to help film at events. Emma Cromwell from True Tube says, 'We are looking for groups to partner with who want to make films about issues in their communities, and then do something about those issues. From each group we need a youth leader (to support the young people), 10 young people & 2 peer mentors (aged 16-25). After an intro by one of our team, the 12 young people will decide what they want to make a film about, do the relevant research and planning, script and storyboard their film and think about anything else they need for their film to be made (for example clearable music, props, guests to interview, props etc). We then offer 5x3 hour sessions held over 2.5 days to facilitate filming, editing and writing a community action plan. Two films/podcasts/animations would be completed during the van visit After we leave, we'd need the youth worker to support the young people in using the media produced to contact media, MPs, local councilors, community groups and then use their films as a tool for campaigning/engaging policy makers. The community action plans would be tailored for each area. We have funding to visit 24 groups between July and November - target areas are London, Kent, Midlands, North-west England, Bristol and surrounding areas.' If you are interested in finding out more, contact Emma.
Posted at 07:00 AM in film | Permalink
A quick update on the TrueTube project. The van has been on three visits so far. Firstly it went off to Newham Mayor's Show, it then visited a youth group in Leyton and it is currently at the Lyric Lounge in Leicester.
We have produced some videos that we think our great, why not check them out at www.truetube.co.uk or check our blog which has some great stuff on it at truetube.wordpress.com
Harry Kaufman |
July 29, 2009 at 12:09 PM
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