Chocolate Films’ script to screen courses guide children and young people through the process of coming up with a film idea all the way to the end product. Through creative exercises and skills-based sessions, they will work with genre, character and story development. They will devise stories, plan shots, shoot and edit their film.
Taking place over one or more days, Chocolate Films script to screen courses for children and young people are unrivalled in the UK. We have been running award-winning drama filmmaking courses for children and young people since 2001. In 2007, we even spent a fortnight at Pinewood Studios teaching children to make short films on air on CBBC’s flagship programme Blue Peter!
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 camera and sound kit, a selection of props, storyboard templates, and editing equipment.
On this workshop you’ll learn how to plan, film and edit a short film. It’s develops good communication, team work, confidence building.
films made by young people on our script to screen workshops
Heaven & Hell High
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
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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
Behind the Scenes on Chocolate Films Workshops
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