Filming with Two Rivers: Independent Travel.

Catcher Media has been working on an inspirational project: a promotional film about independent travel for young people with learning difficulties. Staffordshire Council were inspired by a project we had undertaken with Walsall College commissioned by Centro, Access all Areas.  They decided that their county could benefit from it’s own locally based film and resources.…

A Week at Catcher Media

by Louie Ablett, Work Experience, 12th February 2016   Monday My starting day in a lovely week at the company, working alongside Julia and Rick Goldsmith, and associate Therese. The day began with an early bus, and arriving at the dwelling-come-offices of the Goldsmiths in time to help them load up the wagon with framed…

A great day hosted at Wellington Primary training eight schools to make there own films based on the BBC’s Ten Pieces scheme . Here’s a fab very short video made on the day from Colwall pupils demonstrating shot types – filmed and edited on an ipad. Project in partnership with Herefordshire Councils Learning and Achievement…

Feedback from our training

PV Training Feedback: Grace Albert (from Guyana) wrote in her blog: “It was a certainly a tremendous three days with our two Participatory Video facilitators; Rick Goldsmith of Catcher Media Social and Chris High from the Open University. We did not only focus on the use of advanced  equipment like the camera, tripod, monopods and…

PV + A New Training Opportunity

We are delighted to announce a new three-day training course for anyone wanting to learn about using digital media techniques to work with groups in community or organisational settings. The course is facilitated by experienced trainers and practitioners, Rick and Julia Goldsmith (Catcher Media Social) and Chris High (Open University) and will cover different aspects…

‘Another Kind of Teacher’

We are delighted to be building on our long standing relationship with Dr Chris High and the Open University. This new project involves piloting the use of participatory video (PV) with teachers who have recently graduated from an innovative teacher preparation programme in Malawi to create a generation of highly skilled educators who are trained…

Project Cobra

Project Cobra – Film making skills

At the end of January 2015 Rick Goldsmith and Chris High trained a group of activists from Project Cobra in Guyana, in Advanced PV and Film-making skills. Four Project COBRA staff from the North Rupununi District Development Board (NRDDB) and Iwokrama underwent three days of training at Royal Holloway University of London.The aim of the…