Vlogstar Challenge comes to NewVIc
To date, more than 4,500 young people from across London and Essex have been trained on how to create, shoot and edit vlogs.
This week NewVIc Performing Arts students have been working on a social media project with a facilitator and former Rising Star Vlogstar Challenge winner Justyn Hollett, exploring how to shoot, edit and produce their own vlogs. This unique training and competition are run by the Jack Petchey Foundation and Media Trust. The Vlogstar Challenge is also working in partnership with YouTube and the Evening Standard.
Facilitator and former Rising Star Vlogstar Challenge winner
The Vlogstar Challenge seeks to inspire and establish a new generation of media influencers from across London and Essex. Now in its fourth year, this unique training initiative and competition gives 16-25 year olds the relevant technical and creative skills they need to create their own vlogs, develop their voice and share their passions with new audiences. As well as learning the technical skills needed to produce impactful content, NewVIc students were also given the opportunity to discover and articulate what is important to them, in an engaging and positive way that gets noticed.
In the workshop students showcased the vlogs they produced in small groups to Justyn and other NewVIc staff and got feedback on their productions. All of the students that have taken part in the workshop will be invited to submit their best vlogs to the 2019 Vlogstar Challenge. Students watched Justyn’s winning vlog from 2016 titled ‘I am bravescar’, about his personal journey of suffering from third-degree burns and scarring.
Student vlogger Devayne added:
Level 3 Performing and Production Arts and Music Technology Year 2 student