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WORLDwrite - Battle of Ideas Festival Film Crew

Details of the Charity:

WORLDbytes is a unique online Citizen TV channel set up and run by the education charity WORLDwrite. Dedicated to advancing new knowledge, skills and ideas, the charity promotes excellence in citizen reporting and provides free training to volunteer-learners which combines practical film making with tackling challenging issues.

At WORLDbytes we aim high – while privileging content over style, our pool of professional tutors promote top end production values and broadcast quality standards to do justice to the ideas of our aspirant crews. We promote serious research and discussion and provide intensive practical training on shoots for actual programmes. We equip our learners to:

  • do justice to challenging ideas
  • uncover hidden histories
  • film major debates
  • cover local and global issues

Details of the Volunteering Opportunity:

This is a unique opportunity to work with the charity to film over 30 debates at the prestigious Battle of Ideas festival at the Barbican. Part time camera training will be provided and practice sessions, before taking part in an intensive weekend of filming over 30 debates and joining 2000 attendees at this free thinking festival in the city. 

Skills Required:

This opportunity is open to 16-25 year olds with or without film or media experience. No one is turned away and all volunteers are credited on the videos they help produce. Would be participants do need to complete an application form at http://www.worldbytes.org/become-a-volunteer/ and will need to attend an introductory evening at 7.30pm on Thursday 26th September to go through all that is involved.

Additional Benefits:

  • Free film training 
  • Full weekend festival ticket
  • Travel and food expenses paid for only regular volunteers
  • Invitation to after-parties and receptions 
  • Hours volunteered will be recorded on your HEAR - which goes on your permanent university record
  • All hours contribute towards your Brunel Volunteers Award, which leads to an invitation to the Brunel Volunteers Awards Ceremony
  • Interested? Apply below:
    Please note '*' denotes mandatory fields
  • Name
  • Have you come to study at Brunel from outside the EU
  • If you are an international student which visa do you hold?