Wykebeck Valley is a project which was undertaken in an area of East Leeds, which had become very unloved and unused. The project was about getting local people involved in their environment; getting them out and about linking up local businesses, community groups and schools.
Those involved in the project wanted to document the activities to date, promote the project to widen engagement further and ensure substainability.
In pre production Feature Media worked with the Ahead Partnership and the Local Council department responsible to extract key messages, through interviews and make sure there was a balance from the different groups involved.
We used an over-cranking technique on the camera during production to create a slow-motion effect. This gives quite a dreamlike quality to the film and captures the look of joy and wonderment on the faces of the young participants, as they study the creatures they find. Read more on our post production services here.
The film was played during local events throughout the summer and online to promote the project. To date over 3,500 people have engaged with the project.