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 the small group of young people who will use all sorts of media to tell the world about the project on social media, online and in-person and find out what FREE activities other young people would like to do.  

They will work with professionals to make news and documentary videos, consult with young people, record vox pops out and about in Gillingham, run social media campaigns and a whole lot more.

Do you want to be a Media Maker?

The project is for 14-19 year olds 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.

All we ask is that you are willing to commit to the Media Makers project and make as many of the workshops and filming sessions as you possibly can which are spread out over weekends and some evenings over several months (starting April).

If you are interested in getting involved you will need to sign up in advance. Get in touch using the contact form below.

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!

When does it run? 

We know you’re busy and so the programme is spread over several months.  Workshops take place at the weekends with some shorter evening sessions plus filming time. We’ll be recruiting to the team over the year.

Year 1: spring – summer 2022

Because of the nature of the project we cannot confirm all the dates now but these are the first sessions booked in:

Saturday 2 April, 11am – 3pm
Saturday 9 April, 11am – 3pm
Thursday 21 April 11am – 3pm (Easter holidays)
Sunday 9 May 11am – 3pm

PLUS: Saturday 23 July – Summer one day festival

More dates to be arranged…