Get free camera training and become a Citizen TV Maker
About the opportunity
WORLDbytes Citizen TV makers produce hard-hitting filmed reports that challenge the status quo and provide insightful commentary on the news of our day. We don't need CVs or people with experience but an interest in social issues is a must as our Citizen TV station prioritises content over style. To start you off or as short term volunteer placement we offer a six week volunteer-learner package.
We know how hard it is to make quality films with great content so WORLDbytes School of Citizen TV volunteer-learning package covers all aspects of video news programming. Taking place over a six week period it revolves around WORLDbytes cycle of new programmes launched every 6 weeks. You'll make the programmes you work on be broadcast and promoted online across the web.
We will provide you with the skills you need to get started and produce high-quality news reports. From free camera training and administrative essentials to digital marketing, there's a chance to have a real go at all that high-impact programme making involves.
Our next volunteer introductory evening will take place on Tuesday 14th May 2013. You can apply online here: http://www.worldbytes.org/become-a-volunteer/
WORLDwrite is a UK based charity with a remit to provide educational projects and programmes which promote international understanding. For WORLDwrite this means recognising that our peers globally are not different from ourselves and should equally enjoy a great life. Hence WORLDwrite campaigns for freedom from toil and the struggle to survive, to allow us all the opportunity to learn at the highest level, to exercise our creativity, advance new knowledge and impact upon society. WORLDwrite has a unique history of providing quality creative programmes and is now able to support a small paid staff team but is predominantly volunteer run.
What are they looking for?
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. You do need to convince us you are passionate about ideas and want to make challenging alternative news programmes and reports.
How will you benefit?
WORLDbytes is unique as it provides ongoing free training to active volunteers so you will just keep on learning. We have a six week volunteer-learning package for new active volunteers but it doesn't stop there. You can continue volunteering, pick what you want to focus on, you may want to produce a programme whist still learning the ropes,become a wizard at digital promotion or be on call as a camera person. Although we have to be plan ahead volunteers are always adding to the issues and content of our programmes. As volunteers you learn on-the-job at WORLDbytes, from learning digital marketing and promotion to all aspects of filmmaking and producing news.
When can you do this role?
This is a Part Time opportunity.
This opportunity is available from Monday 11 March 2013 to Monday 20 May 2013.
To find us:
The WORLDwrite volunteer Centre, 201 Millfields Road is in Clapton in Hackney, London E5 0AL. See Google maps here. We can be awkward to get to as we don¿t have the tube. It can also be difficult as the street numbers make no sense and should be ignored! The good news is the 242 bus stops right outside our gate! We are RIGHT AT THE BOTTOM OF MILLFIELDS ROAD the other side of the blocked off to traffic part, past the park on your left, opposite Oswald Street. Environmental services are on one side of us and an electricity sub station on the other. We are in a red brick building with a black gate and fence panels, right behind the 242 bus stop and shelter.
You can get the 242 outside the Bishopsgate exit of Liverpool St station and it does take at least 45 minutes in the rush hour. You can also get this bus from Hackney central (10-15 mins) or from Dalston (10-15mins) There are also a lot of buses which stop at the top of Millfields Road (the other end from us) at Clapton pond. These include the 253, 254 or 106 from Finsbury park (Victoria line) the 38 from the Angel (Northern line) 48 from London Bridge or 55 from Oxford circus. From Clapton pond you need to walk all the way to the other end of Millfields Road to get to us (about 15mins). The Silverlink train which runs west east also stops not far away at Homerton station or Hackney Central from where you can jump on a 242 bus which will take about 10 mins and drop you outside our centre. These details are not comprehensive so do check on line with the journey planner at Transport for London to find the quickest way to get to us from where you are.
If you are driving you need to enter Millfields Road from Chatsworth Road, you cannot access our part of Millfields Road from the top end on the Lower Clapton Road as it¿s a no through road.
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