This summer we are offering a chance for 15 young people aged 16-19 who are passionate about sharing their faith on YouTube, to join us for an opportunity of a lifetime! Learn from professional filmmakers and improve your creativity, film and editing skills. We want to build a community of Christians on YouTube who are using their gifts and skills to share their faith, whether you are just starting out or you’ve been making content for a while. Will you be one of the 15 who will join us this summer? Have a read of the information below, to find out how to apply.

Every day we will have 2 masterclasses run by James Chapman, an international Filmmaker. The classes will cover a wide range of themes from finding your purpose as a filmmaker and the art of storytelling, to technique and post-production. The classes have been designed to cover the essentials of filmmaking; whether you have only just picked up your camera or you’ve been filming for years. 

This is your chance to get practical! Each day you’ll have a big chunk of time to put into practice what you’ve learnt. We want you to come away from this summer school with a video you’re proud of. The workshops will take you through the process of creating a video from beginning to end, and you’ll have the opportunity in these times to collaborate with others, or go it alone.

As Christians we want everything we do to be an outworking of our love of God, and an expression of our worship. Therefore we will start each day with time together to worship God and refocus. We want to grow our faith and remind ourselves of the message we have to share.

Event Details
Date: 13th-16th August 2017
Venue: Youthscape, Luton
Age: 16-19 years.
Cost: £20.00

Travel Information
Car: There is free parking available for the duration of the event in the Youthscape Car Park. If you are being dropped off/picked up, please use the Bute Street Shoppers Car Park opposite the Youthscape building.
Train: Youthscape is a 2 minute walk from ‘Luton Train Station’.
Coach: Youthscape is a 2 minute walk from “Luton, Station Interchange” Coach Station.
Aeroplane: Youthscape is a 10 minute car/taxi journey away from ‘London Luton Airport’.

Accommodation information 
Accommodation & food will be provided throughout the duration of Youthscape’s Film School. We will be staying at Youthscape’s Head Quarters. All washing facilities and camp beds will be provided, and there will be separate sleeping arrangements depending on gender and age. You will need to bring with you a sleeping bag, pillow, towel and toiletries in addition to suitable clothing and shoes etc…

How to apply 
Hopefully by this point you're almost packing your bags in anticipation! If you would like to be one of the fifteen people who join us this summer, download our application form. You will also need to submit a 45 second video about why you think its important to share your faith on YouTube, but don't worry… we will explain a little more about this short video with the application form. Send you application forms & videos to Jemimah and email us with any questions, if would like any more information, or iffy would like some help with your application form or video.

I don’t own a DSLR or video camera, can I still come?

Yes thats no problem at all, lots of people on YouTube just use their phones to shoot their videos. 

I watch a lot of YouTube, but have never posted anything before, can I still come?
Yes of course, wether you have been posting on YouTube for years, or are just starting out, the masterclasses and workshops will be inclusive regardless of your level or experience. However, you might find it helpful to have a go creating and editing some videos before the Film School begins, so that you have some previous experience to build upon when you arrive. 

Why is the cost only £20?
The actually cost of hosting Youthscape’s Film School is actually a lot higher, but we have been financially sponsored by GEM Trust who have subsidised the cost for each space. The £20 will go towards a trip that the group will be making whilst at the film school. 

Why are you only focusing on YouTube, not all social media platforms? 
This is a great question, and we believe that it is important to share our faith across all the areas of our lives, including our social media platforms. However, with 81% of teens in UK watching YouTube and more teens now watching YouTube than cable television, and as YouTube is still growing we believe that young christians have an amazing opportunity to using this space for good.

Who will be leading Youthscape’s Film School?
All Youthscape Film School staff are fully DBS checked and have attended all relevant safeguarding training. The team will include fully qualified youth workers, film-makers and a first-aider, and those who will be cooking for us during the duration of the film school have food hygiene certificates.