Media makers

Content creation | social media | news | marketing and promotion | documentary | consultation

The Media Makers sit at the heart of the Gillingham Youth Collective.  They are a group of young people who use all sorts of media to tell the world about the project on social media, online and in-person.  

They work with professionals to make news and documentary videos, promotional films in the community, film live events and a whole lot more.

Media Makers 3 | Autumn 2023

Do you want to be a Media Maker?

The project is for 14-19 year olds (Year 9+) with an interest in media – you might even want to go into digital marketing, become a content creator, a news presenter or journalist, an influencer or maybe a documentary film-maker. Alternatively, you might like video or photography and just want to have fun or want to learn some skills and take part in a big new project for young people in Gillingham.  And that’s fine too.

The programme for 2024

>> January – TV Studio taster workshop – 17 January, 2024, Gillingham Youth Centre
>> Spring – Mini Media Makers I – 3 week short programme
>> Spring – TV Studio workshop in the community – open to Mini-Media Makers and Media Makers
>> Winter – Media Makers 4 – 6 week afterschool programme

Media Makers Crew – open to young people who have completed the full 6 week programme and want to do more. The Media Makers Crew put their skills to good use making short films in the community.

Too young to get involved this year?

This is a five-year project and every year we will be recruiting new Media Makers so if you’re too young now then there will be more opportunities to join when you’re old enough.

What will you gain from taking part?

  • The opportunity to be creative
  • New technical skills – camera and sound, interviewing, lighting, presenting, story-telling, editing
  • Presentation and interviewing skills
  • Experience working with industry professionals
  • Enhance your CV and build your portfolio
  • Skills that are of real value to employers and the media industry – team-working, problem solving, creativity
  • Have fun!