Fablevision's partnership with the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation and Project Scotland has allowed Fablevision to develop an emerging community TV channel for Glasgow - Transform TV - run by young people - featuring their issues and ideas.
Outreach work during 2008 revealed a wealth of talent in various Glasgow neighbourhoods - initially, Barmulloch and Shettleston, now, Blackhill, Possil and Govan. Young people aged between 16 and 19, who are not in formal training or employment, are learning TV and media skills in their own areas with many going on to access media courses or have gone straight into employment.
The Church of Scotland and Culture/Sport Glasgow have been key players and, in 2009, North Glasgow College has come on board. Several young folk from each pilot area are now on paid training places and they will achieve accredited NQ modules. Ultimately, cascade training is the ambition - so that the trainees of today become the trainers of tomorrow - back in their own neighbourhood enterprise with `newbies`. They are already sharing ideas and blogs. It's a small step from here to a Transform community TV channel on the web. Look out BBC!!
Under the wing of professional film and TV artists like Frank Miller, Robert Fairfield and Peter Wilson, the young people are accessing their training at Fablevision. Based in Govan, in the heart of the creative industries quarter, the Fablevision team will help them make full use of potential networking, signposting and portfolio/CV development. And, if they don't make the BBC first off, there is Fablevision Studios - Fablevision's multi media trading arm delivering websites, promotional films, 3D animations and graphic design to other social enterprises as well as the public and private sector. Studios is always on the look out for new talent and several of the Transform TV students have already landed freelance contracts creating music, digital animation, film and 3D work for the Charity.
Have a look at some of Transform TV`S initial webcasts. See link
For further info`, contact:
7 Water Row
Glasgow G51 3UW
Tel: 0141- 425 -2020
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