Students learn art of creating stories
A DOZEN young people in Warwick received a filming and photography master class yesterday as part of National Youth Week.
ABC Open producer for south Queensland Ben Tupas ran a Digital Movie and Photography workshop, teaching the art of filming and photography on tablets.
Mr Tupas said the workshop was about giving regional people a chance to create stories.
"ABC Open is a project for regional people to get involved in sharing stories," Mr Tupas said.
"This was about them getting the opportunity to have a go on technology they otherwise might not get to.
"Our project 'Life's Big Questions', fits in well with the 'Our voice, our impact' project currently running.
"We'll be looking for some of them to end up sharing their stories on ABC Open."
Mr Tupas said the workshop received a good response.
"They all really threw themselves into the activities," he said.
"Everyone got to have a go at interviewing and shooting on a tablet.
"We'll put their videos into one big one to be displayed on Sunday.
"They'll be quite impressed with what they've come up with."
Southern Downs Regional Council youth development officer Hailey Cosh said the workshop taught valuable life skills.
"I think they all got a lot out of it and had a lot of fun; it's a great way to fill school holidays," Ms Cosh said.
"It gave them the opportunity to do something they probably haven't done before.
"It was engaging and everyone was enthralled but they also learned some social skills.
"I think if they gain skills and have fun, that's the main thing."
The next workshop takes place at Stanthorpe today with four workshops running overall.