The Circuit group at Wysing & Kettle’s Yard worked with filmmaker Simon Panrucker to devise and deliver a filmmaking workshop open to other young people and aimed at recruiting new members to the group; a taster of the Circuit experience.
The workshop was designed as a two-day course:
Day 1: experimenting and playing. Super-short film challenges, easy and fun to film, edit and watch.
Day 2: producing a short film based on ideas touched upon in experiments.
The group thought carefully about the language used to promote the workshop, considering how to appeal to those who might be apprehensive about taking part and to those who had not previously engaged with us. This can be a challenging exercise and it’s sometimes difficult to measure the correlation between language used and the audience we attract. They decided on a causal tone:
Come and join our Circuit group for two days of frenzied filmmaking fun for 15-25 year olds. Perfect for total beginners. Exciting and chilled. A chance to let loose and express yourself creatively.
The aim was for participants to learn useful filmmaking skills in a ‘no-pressure-art’ (a term coined by the group) environment.
Over the two days, participants made two films inspired by Wysing and Kettle’s Yard. Here they are: