Metro Ecosse Works With Crown Office In Edinburgh To Help Children Speak Out
Crown Office in Edinburgh, Scotland’s prosecution service, engaged Metro Ecosse to create a short film providing insight into one of its most successful community initiatives. A public speaking competition was launched involving 11 Glasgow schools over nine weeks. Metro was asked to produce a film which recorded the emotive debates on issues such as discrimination, diversity and equality.
Metro provided a camera and production crew approved by Disclosure Scotland to work in schools. Heats of the speaking competition were recorded and edited, and participating pupils were interviewed direct-to-camera.
Prior to the schools debating project being filmed, Metro Ecosse had been tasked with another video project – one which would illustrate the work of the Crown Office Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS). This project needed a script editor, actors, props and locations – all of which were sourced by Metro’s production team which included a director, lighting operators, cameras, sound technicians and an editor.
Both films were edited in Metro’s own editing facility and delivered to Crown Office in DVD format.
“I have received the copies of the public speaking competition DVD and have just viewed it. I was so moved. Sitting here with tears in my eyes at how proud I am of this product which in the main, is down to your company and the artistic ideas which your team brought to bear here.”
Nancy Darroch, Head of Business Management, East Federation, COPFS