Mentoring high school students on a video production / by Glenn Dixon

In December last year the Banyule Nillumbik and Whittlesea Tech Schools approached me to make two videos documenting their respective Mini Maker Faires. We wanted the videos to have a strong element of student voice and ownership so we invited budding high school filmmakers to be part of the production. 

I facilitated an introductory workshop for the student filmmakers, unpacking my filmmaking processes and techniques, to prepare them for the production day. During this time I helped them formulate their interview questions and familiarise themselves with the video equipment.

On the event day the students took control of the filming and interviewing. I was present to help guide them in the technical, logistical and creative considerations.

This video was planned and filmed by the students and edited by me. One of the students is currently in the process of editing a one minute ‘teaser’ version.

Photographs below: The students on set at the Banyule Nillumbik Tech School in November 2018.