CAR Video Unit
|Author: Paul Vernon Lydiate||Published: 26th October 2010 13:27|
The CAR Video Unit was established in 2003 with two objectives in view:
- To provide local community groups with the resources to make short films to aid in recruiting, publicity and funding
- To train people with an interest in the process to shoot and edit short films to professional standards
A third objective was added when the Unit became a company in its own right in 2010
- To provide the businesses, statutory bodies and community organisations of Pennine Lancashire with competitively priced, accessible, high quality video content on a commercial basis.
Since it was founded in 2004, the CAR Video Unit has provided around 100 young people with valuable practical training in Video Production which would otherwise have been completely inaccessible to them. This has helped many to secure places at prestigious film schools and / or jobs in the media industry.
The Unit uses broadcast quality cameras the 'Avid' editing system, which is the most widely-used editing software in the film and TV industries. When funded projects allow, training is offered to people of all ages with an interest in film-making and a passion to learn more. The commercial activities of the unit enable trainees to gain valuable work experience in the use of the technology of the film and TV industries.
CAR Video Unit has a strong track record in producing heritage-based documentaries in conjunction with partners such as Groundwork and the Heritage Lottery Fund - enabling the provision of training at little or no cost to the trainees. They are currently developing possible future training projects with a number of local heritage / tourism concerns.
In addition, the Unit is planning to offer more formal training in Video Production in conjunction with training providers such as Lancashire Adult Learning and local Councils.
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Commercial Video Projects
The CAR Video Unit offers businesses a professional, local, low cost but high quality alternative to the expensive production companies operating elsewhere - not only for web clips, but also for promotional, induction, and training DVDs. Ten years ago, a business with a website was a novelty. Five years ago, websites had established themselves as the shop windows of the 21st Century and now it's those websites featuring video that really leap out to grab new customers.
The CAR Video Unit is also active in the evaluation process where funded community projects are concerned. Most funded projects require some sort of evaluation to be carried out and video provides a very engaging and accessible tool for helping to get the required information across. Evaluations which include a video element are much more interesting than those limited to a pile of papers, graphs and pie charts.
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A Wealth of Experience
Paul Vernon Lydiate, the manager of CAR Video Unit, brings with him a wealth of experience, ranging from BBC documentaries to Hollywood feature films. Please feel free to contact Paul by email (email@example.com) or telephone (07731 679916) if you have any further queries regarding CAR Video Unit.