Hybrid Mobile is our portable creative technology facility. The resource is designed to deliver state of the art creative art and media technology training, engagement and production, in any location across the county. All staff trained to use Hybrid Mobile are recently CRB checked.
Potential clients and activities:
Training and engagement for young people
Training and engagement for young people who are NEET
ICT and Web 2.0 training for any community group
Music technology training
Video production training
Graphics and motion graphics training
Digital imaging training
Community participatory documentation of any project
Communities in rural areas with there is no provision
Our mobile unit is available to deliver creative technology on school sites with Year 7s upwards, at a cost of £37.50* per student per day (minimum of 10 students), plus £50 per day state of the art equipment and materials cost. Total daily cost £425.
* Please note this will rise to £50 per learner per day from April 2012.
** CASE STUDY ** Consultation in Rural Areas
Reporting by Kyle Munro
On Saturday the 18th of June Hybrid Arts ran an interactive stall at Bubbenhall Summer Fete. We used this opportunity to conduct research into how the local young people felt growing up in the village, and to discuss the possibility of Hybrid Arts running creative multimedia sessions available to the children for free. We conducted our research through customized questionnaires and video interviews, as well as giving demonstrations of the skills we would be able to teach to the young people of Bubbenhall. Our conclusion of this research was that there was a real gap of activities available to young people between the ages of 11 and 17, many of who expressed feelings of being ignored or looked upon as an annoyance to the older generation of Bubbenhall. In our questionnaire we asked a series of questions in relation to offering creative workshops such as music, film and photography to which all questionnaires came back with positive results, with many children even beginning to discuss with us exactly what they would want to do with the aid of our creative services. We also found that many parents expressed their support of these workshops for young people and the potential technical and expressive benefits that their children could gain from them. We would like to propose running 3 whole days of creative workshops consecutively, early in the month of August. These will consist of one day producing a film or documentary about Bubbenhall, another day learning about music production and producing a sound track for the film and finally a day of digital photography and graphic design. Through these workshops we aim to educate the young people in modern technology while also allowing them to show visually what it is like to grow up in Bubbenhall that can be shown to the parents and adults.
** CASE STUDY **Warwick Rural East
The Hybrid Arts Fast Response Unit brought creative engagement to the streets of Stoneleigh, Radford Semele and Cubbington.
The Unit is a mobile studio of creative equipment and software, including 10 Apple Mac laptops loaded with audio visual software, supported by stills and video cameras, professional lighting and a green screen – all delivered by young professional arts graduates. The Fast Response Team aims to bring creative opportunities to young people in rural settings.
Throughout the weeks in Stoneleigh the local young people dabbled in a wide variety of creative activities, ranging from creating masks for a zombie short film, making salt dough animals and door plaques and light writing using LED lights and different shutter speeds on the cameras. With their creative appetites whetted they produced a song and accompanying music video based on life in the village. In Radford Semele the young people we worked with were very passionate about music – they started by familiarising themselves with music software Logic Pro, making beats with one to one support from our artist trainers. They then developed ideas for a music video, working in different groups on writing the song lyrics, creating and mixing audio, storyboarding, location scouting, photography and practising with the green screen. Using the footage recorded they experimented with video editing software iMovie, and were very proud of the short films they produced. In Cubbington the young people really enjoyed visual editing. The group used digital cameras to take photographs of each other and edit them using Adobe Photoshop on the laptops. Other members of the group designed logos, which they printed and stenciled onto fabric, such as t-shirts and hoodies. Some drew by hand and others experimented using the graphics software. We plan to use some of the images to produce a calendar, with each young person picking a month to design. The group really fed off each other’s creativity and it was encouraging to see.