Teen Take – A film made by teenagers about what they want to see in a museum visit. Here, in their own words, the teens tell us more
Why are museums important to us:
“I think that heritage museums are important because they teach us about the past and the way we lived and they keep the past alive for future generations.”
Why we wanted to make a film:
“I think making a film would be a lot more interesting than a written report because films are more modern and would catch people’s attention more than a plain written report which is quite boring.”
How our film can make a difference:
“The name I came up with for the video is Teens Take. I came up with it because it would show that it’s a teenager’s view of the museum and what we thought of it. Also because it’s our turn to show what we like and dislike about museums, so the adults will find out.”
More about Teen Take and how it was made:
Who are the young filmmakers?
Ancient House Museum’s Teenage History Club and Lynn Museum’s Lynn Youth Forum ‘swapped’ museums to film what they want from a museum visit.
What did they do?
Both groups went on a recce and investigated what the other museum had to offer for teens. They made story boards before getting started on shooting the film on location. The final step was editing the film and putting their sequences together to make the film cut. They were involved in all the steps of production from early research (pre-production), the shoot (production period) to the final edit (post production and promotion of their film).
The teenagers worked with Kids in Museums, Norfolk Museums Service staff and professional filmmakers over the 2015 summer holidays. The project was funded by Heritage Lottery Fund Young Roots East of England, and managed by Kids in Museums. Learn About Film were the lead film educators, click here to find out more about them.
Watch the film
News and Updates
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Press Release: CAMERAS! TEENAGERS! ACTION!
Storify Teen Take – Week 1
Storify Teen Take – Week 2
Teen Take Premiere – Storify
Teen Take Premiere review
My Overview Of TEENTAKE – By Brook Sykes
— Teen Film Project (@ourtakefilm) July 31, 2015