Welcome to the Our Voice Filmmaking club

for adults with learning disabilities

Our Voice is a Charitable group based in Dorchester. Our aim is to use film to give marginalised groups a voice. Through regular club workshops, online tutorials and support we want to empower our members to use film as a way of expressing themselves. Members will make friends, learn new skills and have opportunities to take part in community filmmaking projects. Films are shared on this website and through social media channels.

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Unfortunately, due to the Covid 19 Pandemic Our Voice Filmmaking Club has been unable to meet in person. Before Lockdown we managed to meet for about 6 sessions and we've been learning a few different skills, including planning a story, using light wisely, and using cutaways.

We have decided to continue building on this, running the club online using web video software. We are meeting each week and Pageant Productions, who facilitate the club, is supporting members to make films from home, also offering one to one support.

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some member films

Kerry's tribute to her mum

Sadly this year, Our Voice Member Kerry lost her mum. She wanted to make a video that paid tribute to her and so here it is, filmed and edited by Kerry herself.

James is continuing with his cooking videos

James from Our Voice Filmmaking Club has been learning independent living skills. In this cooking video that he filmed, he shows viewers how to make a quiche. Well done James.

Kerry Makes Chocolate

Kerry has been working on an excellent video where she makes home made chocolate. Some of the sound has been a problem but we are working on how we can make that better for future videos.

Chris' Lockdown Continued

Continuing the theme of sharing his lockdown experience, Chris has made another film focusing on some of the skills discussed in recent sessions. Chis is thinking about better positioning his camera. In this video it is in a more well lit space at eye level. Chris has also been experimenting with making different edits on the main timeline and even created a graphic end screen.

James is using his independent living skills

After moving in with his new wife, James has been practicing his independent living skills, cooking different dinners. He would like to do some cookery videos for other people to learn from.

Chris' Lockdown

Chris has been working on a video that tells people what lockdown has been like for him. Chris has added stills to his project to reenforce his story and add visual interest. He has also added music to the project and has been learning about how music needs to fit your story. Well done Chris.

Chris' Lockdown Continued

Continuing the theme of sharing his lockdown experience, Chris has made another film focusing on some of the skills discussed in recent sessions. Chis is thinking about better positioning his camera. In this video it is in a more well lit space at eye level. Chris has also been experimenting with making different edits on the main timeline and even created a graphic end screen.

Chris makes his own coffee making film

Members have been learning to plan film shots so that they can be arranged in a sequence. The sequence should make sense, hold interest and tell a story. This doesn't have to be very complicated story or sequence. Chris drew from an activity we did when we fist started film club and made a film of the steps to make a cup of coffee.

Kerry makes her first film, to say thank you.

Members are encouraged to use film as a way of expressing themselves. Kerry had a positive experience recently and what better way to have her voice heard than making a film about it. This is Kerry's first film.

Jack's Lockdown Diary

Jack is a member of Our Voice filmmaking club. In this video he shows us what he has been doing in a week of lockdown. After loosing a lot of weight recently, Jack has been doing a lot to keep fit. Well done Jack, keep it up!

Jack turns to video

In March 2020, Our Voice Filmmaking Club member Jack, was due to travel to the UN in New York, to speak at a conference held by Down Syndrome International. Unfortunately the conference had to be cancelled due to Covid 19. That didn't stop Jack from having his voice heard though. We supported Jack and Laura Kerr, from People First Dorset, to make a film of their presentation so that they could send it to Down syndrome International. You can watch the film Jack made here.