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Read below important information to apply for our September volunteer-learner training package.
WORLDbytes welcomes people interested in making Citizen TV and provides volunteer-learner training packages to make this possible. This is part-time ‘on the job’ training to produce actual programmes. Training packages cover camera essentials, lighting, sound, presenting and interview technique. No previous experience is required but a keen interest in social issues is a must as our programmes prioritise content over style. Our next package has been arranged to equip people interested in operating as the volunteer film crew at the Battle of Ideas festival at the Barbican in October. We’ll be shooting up to 50 of the debates taking place and launching a Pop-up Freedom Video Booth too, at this forward looking, free thinking event. Do check out the festival website to see if this is of interest to you. You will get a pass for the weekend from us, free time to attend debates in between filming, refreshments paid for and your travel expenses if you are London based and under 25. You’ll be credited too for all debates you help shoot and in the media world credits are currency. The training package (mainly weekend days and evenings) will ensure you are equipped to operate as a media professional at this prestigeous event. Read on to apply.
We do not want you to send us CVs, we do need to know you understand that this is Citizen TV and the content is what matters. We welcome newcomers to the UK, you don’t need any film skills at all and we won’t judge you on your English. We cover a huge range of issues but as an education charity committed to international understanding and global equality we do have some basic principles that we promote on our news channel WORLDbytes and through the documentaries we make. We believe in:
- Open Borders and celebrating more people on the planet
- Economic growth & serious development for all globally
- Challenging all forms of prejudice, anti-democratic and anti-human trends
- Freedom of speech and advancing civil liberties
- Challenging distrust, fear and intervention in everyday life
- Supporting our peers globally managing their own affairs without foreign intervention
- Advancing new knowledge, ideas and critical thinking
To take part in the next package with spaces available, you need to complete the application form below and attend an introductory session at the WORLDwrite centre on Thursday 17th September 2015 at 7:30pm. Please note alongside our regular programme making, we are running a documentary project on the life and works of C.L.R. James, for details visit the knowledge portal here. We host regular informal discussions which may be of interest too. There are also lots of terrific one off volunteering opportunities on our Team London page here.
Places fill up very fast, so don’t delay! All our packages include free camera training.
Click here to watch a short introduction to WORLDbytes.
Please complete the simple application form below in full. Application forms with no comments on the videos indicated, will not be accepted. Once you have submitted your form we will be in touch to confirm your place and provide you with directions on how to find us.