Pop-up Media studios are a great way for the public to engage with media is a relaxed and memorable way. It’s a quick and fun experience where people can create new digital video. Chocolate Films will come to your venue and set up a ‘vox-pop’ interview booth and/or an animation space that people drop-in and interact with for just a few minutes. Participants can be filmed and interviewed, make a quick animation or operate the studio.
Pop-up media studios work extremely well at events, such as school fetes or museum family days. We can work to a theme or focus you may have and integrate it into the studio experience. Following this creative experience, facilitators will edit the footage together into a short film that works as a great reminder from the day to share with participants and for online use.
WHO’S IT FOR
This workshop suits ages 5+, school groups, youth groups, young people with SEN or disabilities, community groups.
WHAT WE BRING
We provide all the camera equipment and sound equipment, animation equipment and, art materials.
During this creative experience you’ll learn interview skills, camera skills and documentary skills. It’s a great taster for a large number of people.
films made by young people on pop-up media studio workshops
What Will London Be Like
The Geffrye Museum
Barbican Framed Festival
Black History Month
National Maritime Museum
Pop Up Green Screen
Barbican Focus Film Festival
Phoenix Community Housing
Our workshops are facilitated by the same filmmakers that create films for Chocolate Films
We regularly renew our equipment and software to ensure that all our workshops are run on the latest kit.
Experience With SEN
Our team have all been trained in working with groups with special educational needs.
Flexible Working Methods
As well as our great workshop packages, we can design workshops for any size of group and any time-scale.
All of our filmmakers have had DBS checks within the last two years.
On all workshops with two or more facilitators, at least one will be a first aider
Chocolate Box Screening
Islington Youth Offending Team
Walcot Testimonials – Teachers
Being involved in SElect18films/Chocolate Films has helped my recovery beyond any words I can summon, indeed, I struggled so much with social phobia that I doubt I’d been able to express myself before my involvement with Chocolate Films. The filmmaking process has helped me overcome these issues with social phobia and awkwardness and to realise that one of my strengths is actually in social settings with an ability to communicate. A lot of this happened in film planning sessions and later during filming and editing. The sort of change I experienced cannot happen in the normal therapeutic setting I’m used to, it needed the challenging, but safe reallife scenarios of being involved in filmmaking. Social phobias and anxiety is a very common issue for those recovering from substance use dependence and is often the cause of relapse.
Participant SElect18 Films
Thanks for the huge part you played running the I Am Creative programme at The Complete Works during this term. Thanks to Ross and Harriet from Chocolate Films who did a great job of facilitating the sessions. It was so great to have so many creative minds enthusiastically working together to come up with the best possible pitch to B&Q. As the judges said at the final, the work you created was exceptional! Well done again!
Ideas Foundation Assistant Creative Programme Leader