Filmmaking for youth and community groups

I run training, workshops and filmmaking projects for youth and community groups in the UK and beyond.

I’ve worked in English and Welsh around Wales, including workshops with hard-to-reach learners and NEET groups as part of the Reach the Heights programme.

I can bring my own equipment – pro or amateur – or use yours.

Extended projects

In Summer 2015 I worked with five groups of young people in the East and South-east of England on a series of week-long projects (see links to Teen Take and How I See It on this page) for Kids in Museums. They used my pro camcorders and editing software to make training films to show how museums and galleries could be made more teen-friendly.

Examples of films from projects, workshops and training

Latest short workshops

May 2017: two-hour workshops on iPad and iPhone filmmaking for older people in Pembrokeshire libraries as part of the Gwanwyn arts festival.

June 2017:  a series of 50-minute workshops on smartphone filmmaking for children and young people as part of the UEFA Champions’ League Festival in Cardiff.

A half-day workshop on smartphone photography with members of the Tenovus choir which was shown on the X-Ray Summer Special on BBC1 Wales in July.

September 2017: a two-day mobile filmmaking workshop in Glasgow for the Aurora project.

October 2017: two days of filmmaking workshops with inclusive theatre company Hijinx and Ysgol Tir Morfa as part of the Wicked Wales youth film festival.

September 2018: workshop on mobile filmmaking at the Goldeneye Festival of Cinematography, Tbilisi, Georgia

Training for staff and volunteers

This training will show you how to run filmmaking activities that are engaging, manageable and purposeful.

  • Introductory activities
  • Planning and organising filmmaking activities
  • Teaching the essentials of filmmaking
  • The filmmaking process
  • Films to use for inspiration

Workshops and projects for groups

I run filmmaking activities with groups, ranging from short hands-on taster sessions in filming and editing, to longer activities and filmmaking projects. I can work with you to devise projects that deal with specific needs and issues. Accreditation available (see below).


I developed an Agored Cymru Level 1 unit, Create a Video Production, which is available on multi-day workshops. My staff training can enable you to offer this course to your users.

I can also offer Bronze and Silver Arts Award accreditation.

If you’d like to discuss your needs, please get in touch using the contact details above.

“Jam packed, hands on and informative. Full of exercises and resources that we can use time and time again.”

Sarah Jones, Artistic Director, Messupthemess Theatre Company

“I’m gutted that the week has come to an end. Thoroughly enjoyed it and learnt loads”

Brodie, Teen Take film project

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