GlobalSound were commissioned by Fenwick Parish Church in November 2014 on a six month film project exploring World War One and its impact with the local community. Funded by Heritage Lottery, the aim was to create a short series of documentary films with local young people which would help inform and provide a commemoration opportunity for the wider community.
Weekly Film production workshops took place for 5 months and GlobalSound supported the young film-makers to engage in the full production process from initial idea to scripting, filming, interviewing, green-screen filming and acting. The films document the lives of two very special Fenwick people who served within the military during World War One.
The finished productions were screened to a packed local audience of around 100 at Fenwick Parish Church on the evening of May 16th 2015.
GlobalSound WW1 Project Objectives
- Develop an understanding of World War One and it's time-line for the participants
- Create fun interactive workshops to engage the young people with the subject
- Encourage intergenerational community conversations regarding WW1
- Research the war graves of local soldiers who lost their lives during the war
- Engage with project partners the Burns Monument Centre in Kilmarnock
- Explore and research topics for each of the films
- Teach interviewing techniques and broadcast camera production skills
- Produce three documentaries
One of the Fenwick productions can be viewed here: Gilbert Sloan Wilson - World War One