by Rachael Crouch
Over the Easter school holidays, Lend Lease teamed up with Human to deliver Snapshot: a community building and digital skills workshop designed for young people aged between 10-18 in the community of Yarrabilba.
For two weeks, three young, enthusiastic residents of Yarrabilba were exposed to a huge range of filmmaking techniques. Yarrabilba is a small but swiftly growing suburb, home to young families who thrive in its many outdoor recreational areas.
Snapshot’s two-week workshopping program fostered the talent and creativity of three students Alanis (14), Jade (15) and Ashna (10) whose passion for video and animation was strengthened by the one-on-one support provided by Human. The girls spent two weeks developing skills in video production (including sound recording, filming and editing), animation, storytelling, stop motion, time lapse, photography and production under the guidance of Dan and Angus, Human’s talented videographers.
With their help, the girls learned how to work with audio interviews, animation and live action film in order to illustrate a story with their respective talents. The theme, “A Day in the Life of Yarrabilba”, inspired three unique expressions of things that happen in their daily lives, from swinging on the flying fox, eating ice-cream with friends and taking a dog for a walk around the park.
At the end of the two-week program, Human organised a free film festival showcasing their works to the residents of Yarrabilba with over 150 people in attendance. Free popcorn and fairy floss overflowed as everyone watched the films of their talented residents, followed by a screening of The Lego Movie.
Snapshot’s enthusiastic participants not only learned a significant amount of animation techniques and videography skills, but also learned patience, self-belief and confidence in their future ambitions for digital media.
Thanks to Dan, Angus, Pauline and Andrew for organising Snapshot, and to the community of Yarrabilba for having them.