Creating digital content for Central Bedfordshire Council
About the project
Earlier this year I had the opportunity to work with a group I worked in a group to create video content for the fostering department of Central Bedfordshire Council. I took the role of a journalist / which consisted of client correspondence, organisation, and client handling at two video shoots.
Even though I wasn't on camera working behind the scenes was still really great This experience was really eye-opening speaking to young people about their foster care stories made me realize how lucky I am and why I wanted to study journalism in the first place.
‘Faye and the team were brilliant and extremely professional throughout the project and in all correspondence with me and my colleague.We had an initial meeting and some email exchange about the needs of our project and what we wanted out of our films/what they would be used for. They came up with some great suggestions of questions to ask on the day and really did their research on the subject matter.On the filming day they arrived early, well prepared with all equipment required and greeted our foster carers and young people professionally and with a smile.
They were extremely sensitive throughout the filming, which was important for our young people as some conversations can be quite upsetting if not asked in the right way, which the team were really considerate of. They were also aware of the fact that we had a little girl on set who could not be included in any pictures or footage.Following filming we received the films quickly, in the order we agreed and the team used our branding throughout the project.
We only had a couple of alterations which again were amended and sent back to us in good time and really quickly.The only bit of feedback I would give for future projects is more use of B roll and cutaways, especially where the films were of the young people and their identity needed to be kept anonymous.You were all fantastic, professional and did a brilliant job of the films and thumbnails. It was a pleasure working with you on this project.’