We are seeking volunteers to be trained to record video reactions of participants in a project addressing Youth Loneliness.
About the Project
Young people are being helped to provide a unique glimpse into loneliness sometimes experienced by their peers. Youth loneliness is increasingly recognised as an important and timely issue for research and action.
The Loneliness Project is being developed by a partnership between Manchester Metropolitan University’s Centre for Childhood Youth and 42nd Street, a Manchester-based mental health charity for young people. The project fully embraces a ‘peer research’ approach, with a young person, trained by MMU and 42nd Street, leading the project.
About the Training
You will get a 90 minute training session on how to record good quality video interviews using your smart phone. We'll practice some simple techniques and follow a template to produce News quality recordings.
You should bring a smartphone with good battery and space to record video to the training.
Incentives / practice runs
In order to practice your recording skills you will be offered opportunities to attend music events to record audience reactions. Here are some upcoming offers.
You will get free entry to the music event and training on how to record video interviews.
@EdLabMMU Reporters is a programme designed to share skills on making short high impact films with mobile devices. Our focus is on innovative community and education projects. EdLabMMU reporters make films and share them on social media channels. In return we offer free training and opportunities to gain exclusive access to exciting projects and free entry to fun events.
You can also gain Future Skills points for participation in EdLab activities. Future Skills is a dynamic awards scheme aimed at supporting you to develop your skills through an extensive programme of interesting workshops, short courses, activities, events and volunteering. Register with your mmu email and your will be awarded automatically. Find out more about Future Skills here.