Welcome…

Reel Youth Media is a project for young people aged between 12 – 19 years old which aims to develop technical and creative skills whilst supporting young musicians, performers and youth music service providers to create innovative digital media content. The project runs at South Bridge Resource Centre on Saturday afternoons with the first session taking place from 1pm – 4pm on 26th September, 2015.

The project is funded by Creative Scotland’s Youth Music Initiative and delivered by City of Edinburgh Council.

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What We Do…

We create allsorts of innovative digital media content…. multitrack digital audio recordings, music videos, video interviews, digital graphics, music photography, band logos, and allsorts of other miscellaneous interesting digital ideas. Using the expertise of a team of specialist tutors, we create an inspiring learning environment for young people to develop their skills and explore their creativity using digital media technology. Working with various youth music service providers across Edinburgh, we also aim to support young musicians and performers to showcase their musical talent.

Audio…

If you are interested in exploring the world of digital audio then Reel Youth Media is here to help. Working with professional audio specialists, you can learn all about digital recording and get to hone your skills using the latest computer software in our recording studio. You will also get to work with a diverse range of talented young musicians and learn how to record their sound, before mixing and mastering the final recording for distribution. There will also be the opportunity to learn about live sound and audio for video where you will get to work within a production team on interesting live performance and video projects.

Video…

Ever wanted to make your own music video? Well, we can help you with that! We have a range of cameras and video equipment and video editting software to produce professional music videos and a team of specialist tutors to help you realise your creative vision. And, along the way, you’ll learn all about the wonderful world of digital video. As well as making music videos, Reel Youth Media also create a diverse range of digital video content to showcase the work of youth music services in Edinburgh and the fabulous young talent there is n the city. From interviews and short documentaries to live performance videos and animation… we make it!

Photography…

Learn the art of music photography with Reel Youth Media. Working with young musicians you will have the opportunity to learn how to use a professional photography studio to create top quality images. You will get to photography live performances in challenging lighting conditions and learn how to get the best out of your equipment. You will also develop a broader understanding of camera technology, it’s history and the role images play in shaping the world we live in. Working with specialist music photographers you will also learn about post production techniques and how to retouch, crop and balance your images to produce the finished piece. We have top quality camera and lighting equipment as well as professional photo editing software for you to use. So if you’re the next Annie Leibowitz or Anton Corbijn… we want to hear from you!

Graphics…

For young musicians and performers it is essential to have a strong visual presence, not just onstage, but on the various digital platforms open to young acts… Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram (the list goes on!).  At Reel Youth Media we have all the hardware, software and technical know how to help young artists create top quality graphics for both print and digital media output.  Working with the Adobe Creative Suite, and our team of specialist tutors, we support young people to create stunning graphics for use on websites, social media profiles, posters, flyers and stage projections.

Our young people are also on hand to help other youth music service providers to design and deliver graphics to support your events and productions.  If your organisation requires a poster for an upcoming concert… give us a shout!

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