A promotional and informative video that celebrates MLSW’s achievements over the past 4 years in enabling musicians to move forward in building their careers.
The video also encourages music leaders to look towards to the future by including it on the Youth Music Network where they can network, find information and support.
Added Insight were chosen from a number of candidates to produce this video, due to our proposal showing an understanding of what was required and a willingness to work closely and collaboratively with MLSW. After listening to the brief and brainstorming with the client we suggested the idea of using an individual’s story to illustrate the areas in which MLSW operates. Combining this with previous video footage and photographs supplied by the client as well as our own footage of Jesse in his workplace, we were able to produce an informative and creative video that MLSW could use for their website.
For the second year running we were asked to document and create a film about the experiences of a group of young people as they attended a Transition Programme aimed to improve their confidence and team work skills.
The young people, many of whom haven't met before, perform tasks and activities in the outdoors that educate and encourage learning. Part of the programme is staying at Embercombe, a charity and social enterprise, for three days, where they learn the values of team work and listening to each other.
The Stepping Stones programme is aimed at young people moving from Primary to Secondary schools and to help them cope with this sometimes difficult period.
"James was fantastic to work with. He accompanied us on the whole project, which included going on a residential where he mucked in doubling as a youth worker! Absolutely sterling effort from James, the kids responded to him really warmly even giving him a nickname for the project! His gentle and professional approach was just right to capture the key moments of magic for our film. I know he helped to make a difference to those children’s lives by his presence, thank you James! And what an amazing film we had to take as a live memory of that time, it moved more than a few people to tears! I highly recommend James and Added Insight."
- Jane Donaldson – Youth Support Worker – Hawkspring
Documentary of the Hartcliffe And Withywood Kick Start (HAWKS) “Stepping Stones Transition Programme” which aims to help children to develop the skills and confidence to make starting secondary school a less daunting process.
Commissioned to make a documentation of the programme for the participants and for future funding, we set about planning with the client what was required and how best to achieve this. There were certain stages that needed to be communicated in the development of the participants over the course of the programme. As well as the recording of events that occurred over the three day stay at Embercombe Farm, it was important to show the individual learning and effects on the young people.
One of the main issues was to make the young participants feel relaxed and natural around the camera as well as to act in a supervisory role when necessary. Gaining the trust of the children was crucial to achieve an insight into their apprehensions and worries about the future.
The programme ended with a screening of the finished video at Knowle West Media Centre, Bristol for the staff, volunteers, children and families involved.
A promotional video for the tennis club, to encourage new members to join and give an impression of the facilities and atmosphere at the club.
One of our first projects, we were given a loose brief to create a short video that would capture the playing skills and coaching available at the club. Shooting over two evenings in freezing cold and raining conditions, we ingratiated ourselves with the players to be able to capture candid and natural interactions. Then, working closely with the client through post production, were able to provide several versions of the edit to choose from.
The feedback from the club and members was very positive and we look forward to working with the club again in the future.
During a three day workshop working with young people, we helped them to story board, plan, shoot and edit a short video about a subject of their own choosing.
The videos were then screened at an event in the Arnolfini, Bristol to help highlight the issues facing young people today.