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Edinburgh Youth Music Festival 2015

Reel Youth Media will be taking part in this years Edinburgh Youth Music Festival on Saturday 12th September 2015, and will be on hand with cameras and audio recording units to record and document all the exciting stuff that’s happening at the event.

This years Edinburgh Youth Music Festival is being coordinated by the #artcore team, based at Out Of The Blue Drill Hall in Leith and Reel Youth Media are very much looking forward to getting busy at this years event.  There will be a diverse programme of workshops and drop in sessions for young people of all ages to stimulate their musical senses as well as performances from top young local bands and performers.  It is promising to be a cracking afternoon of music!

There will also be stalls and information on lots of different musical opportunities for young people to get involved with across the city and Reel Youth Media will be there to open our doors to the festival going public and see if we can find any young people looking at getting involved in making music videos and digital media content.  Our team will be running around the event taking pictures, video and generally making a nuisance of themselves but should be easily recognisable in their ultra hip Reel Youth Media T Shirts… the ‘must have’ fashion piece of 2015!

You can find out more about the Edinburgh Youth Music Festival at their website HERE.

You can also see what the latest information on the event is by following them on Facebook HERE.

We hope that some of you will be along at the event too so be sure and say hello!

Totally Sound @ The Fringe 2015

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The Reel Youth Media team were called upon to produce a poster for Totally Sound who were taking part in the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for the first time this year.  We also went along to one of the performances to capture some still images.

This event fell at an unfortunately awkward time for Reel Youth Media with most of our team having just started beck at school for another academic year and the event taking place right in the middle of the working day on a Tuesday.  In dvance of the event Reel Youth Media had created a striking A3 poster to publicise the event which was also sent out as an e-flayer and distributed on social media platforms.

For the first performance we were also able to have a camera person get along to the show to take some still images of the performers.  It was a fab afternoon of music too and the professional lighting and staging gave the opportunity to capture some fantastic still images of the performers. It wouldn’t surprise me if these images are used on future promotional materials for these acts!

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Christy Logan performing at The Fringe.

You can see more of the images from the event HERE.

Reel Youth Media @ Pride Youthspace

On 20th June the Reel Youth Media team accompanied a group of young performers to take part in an open mic session at Pride Youthspace @ Potterow…. we took a camera along.

IMG_9443Bonnie Higgs performing at Pride Youthspace.

The event was a huge success for LGBT Youth with lots of young people taking part in allsorts of activities and there was a real sense of celebration in the air.  The Open Mic stage featured several performers who we’ve known for quite some time… and others who we hadn’t seen in quite a while so it was great catching up.

With several of the performers also taking part in the Totally Sound Showcase later that evening, it was a perfect opportunity for a warm up performance to a very friendly and supportive crowd.

We had a really fun afternoon at Pride Youthspace and the performers all remarked on the vibrancy and energy about the event.  We certainly hope we can be along again next year and would like to thank Nigel Chipps and all the splendid young people who made the event possible!

You can see a few more images from the event HERE.

Totally Sound Showcase 2015 @ The Bongo Club

The Reel Youth Media team were kept busy at The Bongo Club on Saturday 20th June as they captured digital media content from Totally Sound’s end of term showcase event…

The team were fully equipped with cameras, audio recording unit and a laptop to gather as much content from the event as we could coordinate.  The sound engineer at The Bongo Club was particularly helpful during the soundcheck to enable us to feed live audio directly from his sound desk in groups for mixing in post production.  This meant we were able to create some fantastic audio recordings for the performers.

There were so many highlights from the evening that it is difficult to single out any one performer or band however, Holly Powers’ song ‘Wild Flowers’ was certainly a show stopping moment.  We were lucky enough to have our cameras capturing video at this point and, despite missing the first couple of seconds of audio, we were able to produce a pretty good video clip of the performance.

You can see some of the still images from the event HERE.

As well as capturing video, still images and audio from the event it was also the first time we had the opportunity to see our stage projections come to life behind the performers at the event.

You can take a look at the graphics we created for the event HERE.

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The Reel Youth Media stage projections coming to life…