In November 2022 nine young carers from YMCA Swansea collaborated with the professional videographer Jamie Panton and the singer-songwriter Mojo JNR to produce a music video for his latest song, Monaco.
Through a set of dynamic and fast-paced video-making workshops as part of Wales Millennium Centre’s Creative Voice programme, learners worked through the fundamentals of shooting a creative music video and gained the knowledge and skills to start creating their own.
The aspiring videographers gained in-depth industry insights into every aspect of the creative process of shooting music videos, from shot composition to editing, lighting and pre-production.
"The best thing about the course was learning editing tips from Jamie that I can utilise in my own work. And he's pretty cool too!"Mia, young carer
The young people got hands on with high-end kit and were given the chance to put their own creative stamp on the video, working alongside Jamie and Mojo JNR to form the final product.
"Really enjoyed the workshop and loved the result!"Josh, young carer
Watch the finished music video here:
Our Creative Learning team at Wales Millennium Centre were thrilled to provide this opportunity to young carers from YMCA Swansea through our Creative Voice programme, and to collaborate with music industry professionals Mojo JNR and Jamie Panton, who led the course.
We continue to work with a wide range of partners to provide quality experiences for young people to learn and develop their knowledge in a variety of creative industry skills and we welcome new partners who would like to get involved.
About YMCA Swansea young carers
YMCA Swansea provides tailored support to young carers aged 8–18 who may provide care for a family member with a long-term illness, disability, mental health condition and/or dependency on substance use.
YMCA Swansea aims to identify and provide appropriate support to all young carers. Find out more about their services here.
About Creative Voice
Creative Voice is our free, unique training programme offering young people the platform to explore their interests, express themselves, build creative confidence and share their narrative through practical learning.