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Thursday 30 April 2009

Arts Award

I have now Completed The Arts Award at Silver level.

"Arts Award supports young people to develop as artists and arts leaders and is available throughout England. The Arts Award is a nationally recognised qualification at three levels - Bronze, Silver and Gold."

The British Youth Council has gathered ten young people to research, write, and produce a documentary film about youth culture in the UK over the last 60 years. The documentary, which is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, will show how British young people have been able to make an impact on society, make a difference through campaigning, and been involved in democracy and decision-making.

BYC is very pleased to welcome Dan Dunbar to the team and look forward to his contribution to a ground breaking film. Dan was selected for his professional standard photography and his enlightening short film exploring how the Fire Service deal with emergenicies. Dan will be interviewing MP’s, journalists, academics and other young people and The final film will be distributed around the UK on DVD and premiered in a top London cinema.

The Leeds Young People's Film Festival - National Young Filmmakers' Award

My Film "What happens When You Call 999?" (see below), was a finalist in the National Young Filmmakers' Award 2009 at The Leeds Young People's Film Festival.

This is a prestigious award, showcases the best new young filming talent in the UK.

Film wins Dan tour of news studios

From the Eastbourne Herald

Published Date: 30 April 2009
A TEENAGE film-maker was given the chance to tour BBC South East after his firefighter film was shown at a media festival last year.

Dan Dunbar, a 15-year-old Willingdon Community School pupil from Polegate, created a short film entitled What Happens When You Call 999 which follows an emergency through its stages, focusing on the fire and rescue service's actions. It was shown at 2008's Sound Architect (Music and Film) Ltd film and media festival but funding constraints meant no-one won a prize for best film. Instead, organisers contacted the BBC to arrange an evening tour of its Tunbridge Wells studios.While there, Dan met editors, producers and presenters, learning how to edit a news story, broadcast live on the radio and create a weather forecast.He said, "For me, the most interesting and best part was watching the BBC news going out live in the gallery, where it all happens."Within the gallery the whole show is controlled, from the sound levels, lighting, video and effects to where it is being directed from."I found out there is someone making sure that all the timings are correct, as it cannot be a second over or under.