‘Look At Me’
In September 2013 Momentum World took Inclusion TV to Austria. Working with the Austrian and German National ‘Youth in Action’ Agencies and AK Tyrol we trained a team of 14 young people to use the TV Studio to setup a vibrant and innovative training space for 30 youth/social workers.
The young people split into 3 different teams:
• Team 1 – The TV Station Crew
• Team 2- The Reporting Team
• Team 3 – The Short Film Team
Team 1 made TV content with the Youth/Social workers in the TV studio as part of their inclusion training. Team 2 went out and created interviews, photos and films of the event which were posted onto a live project blog. Team 3 made a short film which was shown on the final evening – this film was called ‘Look At Me’.
Momentum World provided highly skilled film makers from the UK to teach film making techniques over a two day period for all the teams and then each one went into their specific tasks. The only rule once the project started was the film makers could not touch the equipment it had to be done completely by young people.
The ‘Look at Me’ team storyboarded their ideas and then created a short piece of poetry which would become the voice over for the film. The rest of the week involved the team finding different locations and filming the sequences illustrated on their storyboard. They then edited it into the end sequence and added the music and voice over.
The end result involved all of the young people from the Inclusion TV team. These young people had complex special/social needs and learning difficulties. This is a film completely designed, filmed, directed and produced by them in 4 days!
‘Look at Me’ is a true story of their inner feelings when they are ignored, the team shared how they are made to feel invisible by adults and them wanting to scream out and prove they aren’t useless, they just want to be believed in – enjoy the film.
This is the version with subtitles