Young Audiovisual is all about
- Get acquainted with media literacy
- Receive practical skills in filmmaking in all stages (pre-production, production, post-production)
- Self-brand through offline and online media, such as Facebook, Linkedin, blogs, websites, articles, photos, videos
- Promote your unique personal values and qualities in the labor market
- Explore ways to promote and disseminate videos online
- Adapt Media Literacy to your own methods of working with your target groups
- Produce a promotional video
- Develop communication, teamwork, and leadership skills and get equipped with tools for self-development
Sun Life – created by Young Audiovisual participants
“Sometimes, being different feels a lot like being alone. But with that being said, being true to that and being true to my standards and my way of doing things in my art and my music, everything that has made me feel very different…in the end, it has made me the happiest.” – Lindsey Stirling
Getting to know each other
See the documentary of Kingswood Grosvenor Hall created by Young Audiovisual participants
It has been a pleasure to meet the whole group and also to get to know each other through photography.
Something very common nowadays, taking photos that represent us and sharing them on social networks.
A little part of us is in these pictures. Can you see our message in them?
And we continue the process of discovering ourselves and each other using audiovisual communication.
Every story needs a hero, a problem, and a guide.
In branding, we are the guides for our followers, and they are the heroes. We are assisting them in dealing with the problem.
Each of us is an inspiration to someone, and we’re learning more about it.
We conducted research, and the story we tell is now based on what we discovered.
We worked hard today, finishing three (!) assignments.
The goal was to have fun, and so we did!
Circles – created by Young Audiovisual participants
You already have a brand! Do you know what it is?
“Your brand is what people say about you when you’re not in the room.” ~ Jeff Bezos
So we discovered what is it that people are saying about us and tried to put it in the video. To make others feel and experience who we are.
Here’s a little part of several videos cut and put together by Aleksandrs Eniņš
Our next assignment is to create our own TV show!
In the Pilot episode, we’re introducing the story and ourselves. The characters are based on our personalities, and we’re tasked to evolve the characters to solve an external, internal, and a philosophical problem.
Here’s a sneak peek of one of our PILOT episodes! Do you like what we did there?
Meet the Locals
After an intense beginning of the youth exchange, we went out for a little break to explore the nearest towns of Ashford and Canterbury.
As the days go by we are not only continuing with already started shows but also creating new ideas. Here is a little clip from a documentary about Kingswood, the very place where we are performing the youth exchanges, and it’s identity and how it continues to build and grow throughout it’s long history.
Participants are learning to work autonomously, keeping their video production projects up at their own pace. Teamwork, discipline, and communication are their main focus. It’s clearly visible that they are passionate about the projects and trying to keep up with the pace. Some projects are pivoting, and some are getting delayed but it’s part of the process. Their main goal is to ENJOY!
After hard work, we deserve a day of de-stress. We did physical and mental activities like yoga and meditation to calm our minds and ended our day with ecstatic dance to connect with our intuition and one another. We are taking good care of ourselves and each other after all the assignments we’ve done so far 😌
Here is a clip from the yoga activity performed by Giulia Roman
The final screening day. Today all the unfinished and delayed things had to be finalized. Participants presented their pieces of genius storytelling and cinematography. The unexpected plot twists and resolutions took the breath of the whole group, and after all the hard work, the effort paid off.
All good must come to an end. It’s been an incredible 10-day journey, full of challenges and new adventures. We learned all the processes of film production, and we put them into practice. But the best part is that we did it surrounded by new and everlasting friends who turned this experience into one we will never forget..
See you next time, Good Bye
“They had a strict schedule ( I expected erasmus projects are all about partying and international exchange so I was very surprised they demanded so many things and activities from us) which made me create a lot of videos within a small time and I realized that creating videos is not that hard after all.”
“We often worked together in groups so we experienced to express ourself to the others, to listen to the others in order to find a common point. We filmed a lot of different videos so we learned how to film them, then how to edit them and to add sounds and that kind of stuff.”
“This youth exchange gave me the possibility to get to know different people from different countries. From the first day, we started talking and finding out things about other cultures that we never knew. In addition to this, working in groups increased my abilities of leadership and to listen to other ideas and come to an agreement. I met a bunch of beautiful people here and I learned a lot about video making and self-branding”
“This workshop provided a platform to gather people from all over the Europe and get some creative work done. It helps to connect people from different cultural background and grow our knowledge on photography and videography.”
“Independent planning and organizing: YOUNG AUDIOVISUAL provided us with a clear timeline of project activities and goals, but also gave us the flexibility to plan and organize our own tasks and activities. This allowed me to take responsibility for my own learning needs, process and success.
Teamwork: Throughout the project, we worked in diverse teams with participants from different countries and cultural backgrounds. Through group discussions, brainstorming sessions, and team-building activities, we learned to collaborate effectively, respect each other’s ideas, and communicate clearly.
Cultural exchange: YOUNG AUDIOVISUAL created a safe and supportive environment for exchanging ideas and learning about each other’s cultures. Through group activities, cultural workshops, and peer-to-peer interactions, we were able to gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of different cultures.
Leadership and initiative: As part of the project, we were given opportunities to take on leadership roles and lead workshops for our peers. This allowed us to develop our leadership and initiative skills, and gain confidence in our abilities.
Understanding different viewpoints: Through discussions and activities, we learned to express and understand different viewpoints, negotiate, and value diversity. We also learned to be empathetic and respectful towards others.
Team contribution: YOUNG AUDIOVISUAL encouraged us to contribute our unique skills and personalities to our team, and provided opportunities to showcase our strengths and talents.
Technical skills: We received training on how to use a photo and video-camera, phone camera for in-camera editing, and the three stages of production (pre-production, production, and post-production). This helped us increase our capabilities and interest in video making and photography.
Personal branding: We learned about the importance of personal branding and how to use it to create an impact in our lives, community, group of friends, organizations, school, and family.
Foreign language skills: Since YOUNG AUDIOVISUAL was an international project, we had the opportunity to improve our foreign language skills through daily interactions with participants from different countries.
Erasmus+ programme: Finally, YOUNG AUDIOVISUAL helped spread awareness about the Erasmus+ programme, its benefits, and how it can positively impact young people’s lives.”
“creation of many projects with different emotional concept”
“I learned a lot about preproduction and also production”
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