Music videos offer unique creative possibilities. Participants in our music video workshops will work with our filmmakers in a fun, highly practical and engaging environment to craft music videos for any type of music. These workshops offer expansive creative opportunities for all involved; do you create a short story around the music? Do you want to create a video echoing the movement of the music in dance? Or how about an artistic mood piece? The possibilities are as endless as the participant’s imaginations.
Participants work with close guidance from our facilitators to plan, shoot and edit their music videos. We shoot on location taking it in turns to direct, act, operate the camera and edit. The workshops are fun, fast-paced, and very practical. Participants can chose their music from an extensive professional online resource and can learn a range of skills outside of practical filmmaking including teamwork, planning and organisational skills.
WHO’S IT FOR
This workshop suits ages 11+, school groups, youth groups, young people with SEN or disabilities, community groups.
WHAT WE BRING
We provide all cameras, sound equipment, music and laptops with editing software.
Camera and sound recording skills, editing, story development, creative thinking, storyboarding and planning. This workshop develops communication skills, encourages teamwork and aims to builds confidence.
films made by young people on our music video workshops
Dare To Dream
Wimbledon Book Fest
BAC Beatbox Academy
Just Like Old Times
Rain On Me
Vanguard Street Music
Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust
We Can Be Heroes
BAC Beatbox Academy
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