New Frontiers Training
20th December 2011
Culture Colony is about to initiate a research and training programme through Aberystwyth Arts Centre and funded by the Arts Council of Wales. Called 'New Frontiers' it will look into current trends in video documentation and accessing audiences through the internet.
The 'New Frontiers Research Programme' will be designed to investigate new areas of communications technology, on mobile devices and the internet, providing a basis for exploration by the creative industries and a structure for the ‘New Frontiers Training Programme' that will start shortly after the research phase has been completed.
Another outcome of the research is the potential for a 'New Frontiers Arts Festival' that will take place in Aberystwyth Arts Centre - but lets wait and see what the research reveals first.
The training will be aimed at artists who wish to improve their use of video, as documentation and as work in its own right. Although the course is being designed with the needs of the creative sector in mind it will also be a valuable insight for anyone looking towards a career in the broadcast industry. The courses will give trainees valuable ‘real world’ experience of film making for the internet and for television.
The courses will aim to improve or enhance the trainees ‘story telling’ and ‘communication’ skills in respect of making their own films for themselves and for others.
During the courses the trainees will make a number of films each for artists. As well as improving the trainees skills, this will put more films about Welsh based artists and the arts in Wales into circulation. Artists will be able to apply for films to be made about them and their work for free by the trainees. By being 'content providers' for the training programme, the artists will in return receive high quality promotional material for their own use on web sites, social media and for funding or residency applications.