It’s all about you. Over its 35 year history, Create has always had a commitment to supporting new talent, with some building the local creative industries profile around Swindon and others working across the UK and globally.
MassMedia is at the heart of our talent development story. This free group for young people meets weekly in term times and supports members to discover more about media processes and job roles through live local projects and national opportunities. So if you are into anything from scriptwriting, camera, props or production management, or you just want to find out what those roles all mean by working in a team…then let’s hear from you!
MassMedia is mentored by other young people and industry professionals. They have been on their own journey of development with Create, and have returned from the top film schools and industry placements to give back to the next generation coming through Create Studios.
Why not get in touch to see when the next group will kick off, and book your free space? The 2 groups meet most Wednesdays in term time and cover 11-14 years (4.00-6.00pm), and 15-19 years (6.15-8.15pm) so remember to say which one you think will suit you best!
Check out some recent MassMedia productions below.
Found was made by the 15-19 group in response to refugee experience, as part of the See Me Too National Lottery Heritage Fund project in 2018.
Happy Birthday Raj explored themes of coming of age and equality for an IntoFilm Festival premiere in 2019.
Following the success of Create Studios first graduate scheme in 2018 we are very excited to continue this programme for another two years, with support from the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation who share our commitment to support all people into the Creative Industries through their Emerging Talent strand.
The Create Futures programme involves 6 cohorts of young people returning to the Swindon/Wiltshire/Gloucester area from Uni or College, being part of a supported transition programme from education to industry mentored by Create’s Senior Film Creative, Gurch Singh.
During the 3 month placement Create Futures grads undertake mentored roles on commercial commissions, lead on independent brief responses, benefit from Masterclasses from industry gurus, and are supported to be “industry ready” focussing on everything from team-working to self-employment and networking.
Check out the Alumni section to see some of our recent grads who have gone on to secure fantastic roles within the industry.
You would be based with the Create team for 3 days a week for 12 weeks. If you are a recent College or University graduate and have great skills in film, animation, illustration, design, photography or writing and want to kick start your career in an award-winning digital media organisation, please send your CV and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org to express your interest.
Our longstanding partners, Calling the Shots were SW leads on the Create Futures initiative from BBC and Arts Council England to support production opportunities for 16-30 year old new broadcast talent.
We were proud to mentor two of our young people who pitched successfully on the first New Creatives round in 2019, both Create Futures alumni, making an audio piece and a film through this great new initiative.
Thom Hobbs made a very personal and engaging piece of work entitled ‘19th February’ which poignantly follows the day of the death of his mother. Thom is now a Film Creative at Create Studios and we were delighted to help him realise this sensitive piece.
Simon Dawson won his funding to make a film called ‘Wood for the Trees’ which is currently embargoed because of the political situation but we are hoping for an early release as it is one to watch and an enlightening piece of work.
We particularly enjoyed partnering with Calling the Shots in Bristol, who are lead for the SW, and bringing together many of our long-standing peer organisations through New Creatives.
Watch our Social Media for the next callouts to pitch your broadcast short idea. We hope to support more young people to get funded to make their own work over the next year!
In the 3rd round, we had the pleasure of working with Harry Burbidge on his wonderfully, insightful audio piece around his experience of changing schools as a young boy with Asperger’s. We found Harry to be a very talented, creative writer and a pleasure to work with. Harry upped his sound skills and recorded all of the audio himself as well as writing a very compelling script. We eagerly await Harry’s audio piece, SPECTRUM, to be released by the BBC so that everyone can hear it.
In this last round, we are working with Miranda Mackay on her film piece, IN PERPETUUM, in collaboration with Mark Miles of Rendermedia as we felt that Mark had more experience in the complex world of gaming. Drawing inspiration from Black Mirror and the work of Timur Bekmambetov, In Perpetuum will be shot ScreenLife-style, with the look and feel of a gaming stream or a “Youtubers React to…” video. The world of Perpetuum is a surreally beautiful paradise, rendered in stunning 4K with RTX-enabled graphics. Miranda’s concept is incredibly clever and innovative and is currently in production and we hope to be able to share in early 2021.
Find out more HERE
At Create, we’re always on the lookout for talented and experienced creatives to join our team.
Drop us a line if you think you’ve got what we’re looking for.
If you’re a freelancer and interested in joining us then get in touch via email@example.com