MUSIC AND FILM WORKSHOPS - The AIM of the music/film workshops is to promote creativity, Improvisation skills, group participation skills as well as learning about multi-media.
It is now well understood that Creativity and Improvisation activities utilizes the right side of the brain which is also important for day to day problem solving and conscious awareness. The intention of these workshops is to focus on such activities as well as be fun, interactive and ultimately produce a completed piece of work on DVD or CD format for participants to keep.
DEADLY LIFE was series of film and music workshops working with local Indigenous youth
(aged 14 - 18) in the Townsville area. Over a 6 week period we wrote the music, recorded it as well as wrote a script covering topics which were of interest to the participants. The youth involved acted out the parts and the result is the DEADLY LIFE video.
DEADLY FUTURES was a series of workshops where Indigenous youth (ages 5 - 12) were asked to participate in several art workshops which were filmed. The Aim of the project was to promote Indigenous Youth Services currently available in Townsville and to offer some direction and help to kids who may be having problems accessing these services.
The MUSIC WORKSHOP video below was made in Germany with kids between the ages of 3-6. We made instruments from household things and objects found in nature at their Forest Kindergarten. We wrote a song, filmed the process and completed a short music video as a result...Lots of fun!!!
PEOPLE AND PLACES - TOWNSVILLE - A video made together with UnitingCare Community Disability Service.
In this video we spent several weeks going to different places around Townsville and interviewing people in the community about Townsville and it's cultural diversity and the places they like to visit in Townsville. And had alot of fun doing it
FLAT JACK AND BOOGIE WOOGIE was a workshop undertaken with the clients from UnitingCare Community Disabilities Service where we wrote a story line for a 'talking book', drew the illustrations and it was put together as the following production. The Participants involved were aged 16 - 18.
The RECREATE/RE-INVENT workshops was undertaken together with the clients from UnitingCare Community Disabilities Service. Once a week for 8 weeks we collected things we found washed up on the local beaches on Magnetic Island and together with local artist VONNIE VAN BEMMEL we created some pieces of art, put it together with a song we wrote and filmed the whole process to complete a music video of the workshops.