National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

Fun, Learning, and Achievement

11 March 2015

A group of Young Farmers once again proved their fondness for new media with a masterclass in movie-making.

Thanks to training by Green Shoots Productions and sponsorship from the Elizabeth Creak Trust, delegates were taught how to make the perfect film that can be used to promote Young Farmers and the agricultural industry as a whole.

The training took place before the NFYFC's February Council weekend at the Quality Hotel in Coventry. Within the two hour training session, Young Farmers were given a thorough overview into the world of film-making, from video editing, sound and even the best place to stand in front of a camera. The session culminated in the group creating their own video, demonstrating the knowledge they picked up during the training.

Jess Townson, NFYFC's newly-elected vice chair of Council, said: "The training was really helpful. The idea was to create a video to go out and advertise to other people what Young Farmers is all about and what careers there are in agriculture. From the people that took part, we got a lot out of it, including the basics of how to produce a video, the software to use and even how to stand in front of the camera. It was a really useful session.

"One of the biggest challenges facing Young Farmers is recruitment and it's really important that we have all of these different tools and our members know about the different avenues that there are to recruit new members, including making videos, which can then be shown in schools, colleges and other youth groups."

You can see the final video on YouTube by clicking here


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