Video Production in the North East

FILM MAKING - MEDIA - EDUCATION

Pillarbox is a video company with a difference; working out of Gateshead, we are inspired by local heritage, alternative education and social issues, with a focus on engaging young people in projects that will help them develop better team working and communication skills.

The corporate side of what we do is to help organisations and businesses get their video communications out there through social media channels and the web...click on the main banner above to go to our business pages.



BETTER COMMUNICATION SKILLS THROUGH MEDIA (2015)

NEET Workshops in Newcastle 
Pillarbox is taking media, and the filmmaking process, and applying it to improving communication and team working skills in young people here in the North East. The growing trend in our country and communities, is the increasing number of young people not in employment, education or training (NEET). The damaging implication for young people marginalised by mainstream education, is that it can lead to a substantial loss in future earnings and tax contributions; not only that, the psychological damage an individual can suffer as a result of unemployment in early life, can have lasting and negative impact.

'In the lifetime of a young person NEET between the ages of 16-18, the total cost to the state is around 97,000 per capita' (Centre for Social Justice/LGA, 2009).
The UK has one of the highest rates of young people NEET and the estimated cost of youth crime in the UK is more than 20 million a week (with the risk of young people re-offending after prison at over 70%).

A report by the Prince's Trust says the number of unemployed 16-25 year olds claiming benefits in the North East has gone up almost 300% in the past five years, so it is more important than ever to think of new ways of engaging young people.

The use of media and communications as a means of engaging young people is nothing new, but it can lead to better team working and the exploration of issues that affect them. By working as a team, (but also having individual goals), participants can learn about effective communications, leading to greater confidence to approach the job market with more knowledge and self-belief. Of course it's only intended to supplement established projects, but It's an alternative that can fit into an existing re-engagement plan; designed to offer fresh ideas and a chance to explore issues in a creative way.

We are currently working on new workshops that we hope to deliver to service users within established projects this year, so please get in touch if we can work together.

Paul Atkinson


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Video Production Services
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Workshops
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