Chocolate Films’ digital storytelling workshops are experimental and fun. Using still images and/or archive footage and adding voiceover recordings and sound, participants will gain knowledge and experience of developing a story into a visual narrative.
Our facilitators will provide demonstrations and exercises in composition, style and storytelling through still imagery. Building and shaping a visual story through images will be reinforced with creating a voice over script to further punctuate the story. Use of sound recorders and microphones will enable participants to capture and record their own distinct narrative.
WHO’S IT FOR
This workshop suits ages 7+, school groups, youth groups, young people with SEN or disabilities, community groups.
WHAT WE BRING
We provide all necessary still cameras and sound kit, storyboard templates, and editing equipment.
Character creation, storyboarding, story development, arts and crafts, stop motion animation and video editing. It’s develops good communication, team work, confidence building.
films made by young people on our digital storytelling workshops
London Transport Museum
Carl The Car
Youth Opportunity Fund
Tinkle of China
The Geffrye Museum
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