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themediabus . . . your digital journey


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Overview / The Media Bus is an innovative state-of-the-art digital media facility that will bring formal and informal training and educational opportunities to rural and disadvantaged communities on board an environmentally conscious high-tech bus.


/ The Media Bus will provide creative freedom to produce new digital work from video to animation. With full technical support, access to experienced media youth workers, visual artists and award-winning certified training crew, people of all ages can learn new transferable skills and experience the creative power of the latest technology to start their own digital journey.


Upper Level Facilities / 12 state-of-the-art Apple Mac’s / Media software: Studio 2 with Final Cut Pro / Graphics Software: Adobe Creative Suite 3 / Apple certified trainers / Pro Tools sound design and mixing desk


Lower Level Facilities / Multipurpose training and screening area for workshops / Digital special effects area with green screen / Plasma demonstration screens / Wireless internet access


Upper Level Training / Photoshop training / Final Cut Pro training / Animation training with Stop Motion Pro / Post-Production sound with Pro-Tools HD / DVD authoring / Script writing with Final Draft / Production budgeting and scheduling with EP software / ITC skills training / Web design training


Lower Level Training / Storyboarding / Camera and sound training / Lighting workshops / Theoretical and practical classes / Seminars with leading industry professionals / Film screenings


Young Adults / The Media Bus can inspire formal or informal learning for young adults including 16–25 year olds not in employment, education or training (NEET). The Media Bus opens up access to learning by using digital media and broadcast technology to engage and stimulate the participant’s learning. / With a wide range of IT software and HD technology, The Media Bus can improve ITC skills by using media to encourage learning and improve vocational skills. The Media Bus has virtually limitless possibilities and can offer a wide range of off-the-shelf courses or specialised courses targeting specific groups.


Media Education / Media is for everyone and we want to encourage young people to get involved with, learn about, and use media to enhance their educational experience. For schools and youth groups, The Media Bus offers projects covering a range of academic skills, addressing a variety of Key Stage 3 and 4 National Curriculum subjects, including History, Science and English. / The Media Bus is an accessible tool which will inspire students who are familiar with media to use this enthusiasm to aid their education and creative expression. The Media Bus will bring a fresh approach to social cohesion providing informal learning opportunities to address personal and social development of individuals and groups.


Film And Broadcast Industry

/ For media and film industry professionals The Media Bus offers training on a range of digital technology including one-day, weekend and week-long courses, seminars and workshops to ensure that participants gain the latest technical skills to help develop their careers and push their own creative boundaries. / The Media Bus can offer technical training on Final Cut Pro editing, Adobe Photoshop, High Definition cameras and Pro Tools postproduction sound design. The Media Bus is also available as a dry hire unit with technical support and can be used as an OB vehicle, production office or training facility.


Business / The Media Bus can travel to any business to run focused training to meet a company’s needs, helping to improve internal communication and dynamics by using media as a team building as well as training exercise. / The Media Bus can help staff improve skills on a variety of subjects including graphic and web design, photography, video production and editing. / With The Media Bus a business can improve internal communication, reduce conflict, empower individuals to take control and responsibility, increase motivation and reduce stress.


Communities And Artists

/ We want to encourage communities to get involved with and use digital media to capture the stories around them, create new work and provide opportunities for expression. / Projects can involve young people and local communities using digital media to deliver active and lifelong learning experience. Projects can promote a sense of place and identity, increase skills and confidence, capture and tell contemporary stories and improve cohesion, social inclusion and citizenship.


More Information / The Media Bus CIC / info@themediabus.co.uk / www.themediabus.co.uk / 0844 842 5454

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