Summer of Filmmaking


This summer we see the beginning of an exciting new digital film project. Young people are invited to create a short film, with a central theme of experiences in our area.

Gaining real experience of the whole production process: planning, development, storyboarding, scripting, artwork, shooting and editing.

The project will be made up of a series of workshops, where we will explore real industry practices, turning ideas into film.

Young people will be in the driving seat, taking on roles such as Director, Camera Operator, Production Designer. They will have the chance to be really creative in the process, whilst gaining industry standard skills. We will experiment with all kinds of techniques like Green Screen, learn how to shoot a scene with professional camera & sound kit and edit with Final Cut, Premiere & After Effects.

The workshops will be facilitated by coordinator and filmmaker James Chantry with media expert Natalie Chabaud, visual artist and workshop leader Jemma Bagley at Next Level, Shenton House in Loughborough. This four week programme will see young people transform issues of identity to the silver screen.

“Film and digital media holds so much power in society today, giving young people a platform to hone their filmmaking skills, portray something meaningful that really matters to them, can be life changing for both the maker and audience".

Budding filmmakers, aged 14 + at all different levels of experience will make up the production team, they will meet professional filmmakers in the burgeoning East Midlands film arena. The finished film will be publicly screened at a local independent cinema.

Young people are offered the optional opportunity to gain an Arts Award qualification in conjunction with this programme. If you’re interested we’d love to hear from you.


Contact Name:
James Chantry
Role / Job Title:
Contact Email:
01509 822558


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