MassMedia is led by Create's own Gurch Singh and Sherylee Houssein who run workshops on film making and everything that goes into making a film; from writing scripts to editing the final footage, you get the chance to explore the journey of creating your own film. There are also talks from industry professionals, that are really popular, and so far MassMedia have had a cameraman, a writer, a game designer, a 3D animator. Through MassMedia you will have the opportunity to volunteer on Create projects and film shoots, take part in focus groups, get work experience and even eventually progress to paid work. To apply to join MassMedia email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 100 Stories project involved MassMedia visiting the archives of Swindon Museum & Art Gallery and, using stories from the First World War, creating five films. These films were shown at the 100 Stories exhibition and became part of a brand new website. The Dad was played at the London short film festival – They came up with 4 different ideas but the one they settled on focused on the life of Andrew, and how he coped with his full of bad wind and overweight dad who has a brooding dark secret that makes him kind of cool. MassMedia's other 3 films include 'The Operation' which was entered into the 30 second LOL competition, "Rachel's Nightmare" that was nominated for best drama at the First Light Awards and 'Killer Killer' their latest masterpiece.
Last term our theme for MassMedia was Drama - both groups worked on writing their own short comedy, with the young group working on a short ‘Bob’ about a secret society of Bobs who have to deal with the wrath of Mother Nature. The older group worked on 'Drunk Time Travel' - where an office worker gets the chance to relive his mundane day in the office again and again, but will he change it for the better or worse? MassMedia are currently in post production stage with these films - they look forward to sharing them with you soon!
For the Winter/Spring Term the groups will be getting involved with different types of animation, as well as a screening and discussion off the critically acclaimed ‘Mustang' and a Q&A with TV Producer David Collier. There are 2 age groups (10-14) and (14+). If you are a creative enthusiast and would like to get involved then please email email@example.com!
MassMedia was a great place for me to meet new people who have a similar passion for film as I do. Learnt so much in what goes into making a film.