About Shoot OutShoot Out was a Big Lottery funded project by The Rural Media Company, which gave young people the practical skills and confidence to make films that support their local communities and express their opinions and creativity.
Through partnerships with schools, youth clubs and voluntary groups Shoot Out provided free filmmaking training to 13-19 year olds across the rural county of Herefordshire. Young people were then given the opportunity to make a film about a local charity or group, giving them an insight into their community, new practical skills and an appetite for volunteering.Shoot Out also worked with Specialist Organisations across the county to give disadvantaged young people the chance to share their thoughts, feelings and experiences with others through film. The project also ran an annual Summer School and provided opportunities for school leavers to gain experience and skills in filmmaking and participatory media practice through paid trainee placements leading to an Arts Award accreditation.
This website celebrates and showcases three years worth of films that were created by young people as part of the Shoot Out project.
About the Rural Media Company
“An inspiration to communities everywhere as to what they can achieve with film.” – Lord Puttnam CBEThe Rural Media Company is an award winning charity that uses film, photography, journalism, graphic design and the Internet to produce high-impact moving image and creative new media projects.
Since 1992 the company has built a national reputation for the development and delivery of high quality media education and production that strengthens rural communities and challenges disadvantage.