Earlier this year ScreenHI successfully gained a commission from BBC Learning to make 5 short films covering the topics of Literacy and Citizenship. As well as delivering creative content on these themes ScreenHI was thrilled to be able to secure this kind of invaluable experience for Highlands & Islands practitioners and school and community groups, who worked together throughout. ScreenHi had teams in Elgin, Uist, Stornoway, Shetland and Dingwall. In addition to the usual challenges of how to tell a story through the camera, making programmes for broadcast has a very high level of technical specifications as some of the teams found out.
"On a professional level, seeing our film come through such a demanding editorial process was invaluable, said Tom Duncan, Elgin Director. We were shooting for a broadcast spec, working through daily rough cuts and a full online edit and sound mix. To be there from start to finish over a period of less than 3 weeks was immense. Our contributors and crew built a strong team spirit and delivered a piece of honest and engaging broadcast content. With the wealth of experience and support provided by Amanda at ScreenHI it was a real boost to both my production knowledge and career aspirations."
The films have been well received at the BBC and will broadcast online during their 2012 Literacy and Citizenship campaigns.
You can find out more about how the teams got on during production here.
Source : ScreenHi