“I see myself using WORLDbytes as a reference in my CVs and my personal statement for university as it has taught me so much about local issues and the struggle for truth in the media.”
From my experience at WORLDbytes, I have not only learnt how to operate a semi-professional camera, how to work with sound and lighting, plan and setup for a video shoot, which gave me great insights into real life film work, but I also gained a lot of new knowledge on my local communities and on Civil Liberties.
Overall, I feel that the free training we received was very informative, practical and effective. As a beginner I think that the method used to teach us (to understand, watch and replicate with actual equipment) was really good as the amount of information and skills I acquired was probably more effective and in depth than a lot of ‘professional’ (and expensive) classes out there. Some of the skills we were taught, included how to pack, carry and collect a camera, how to focus the camera and adjust exposure and lighting, how to set up and use a directional and a radio mic and also about the time that goes into planning and setting up a video shoot.
During my time at WORLDbytes I have also acquired new knowledge of very real issues within our communities and how to articulate my opinions in front of other volunteers and local community members – which not only gave me confidence in public speaking (in front of a very intimidating camera) but also on a very relevant political topic that required highlighting.
With regards to the future I would love to continue volunteering with WORLDbytes as I have thoroughly enjoyed my time working here and am very optimistic about being able to work on their upcoming shoot at the Barbican this October. Not only this, but I see myself using WORLDbytes as a reference in my CVs and my personal statement for university as it has taught me so much about local issues and the struggle for truth in the media.