Vlogging Workshop with Agi K

On Sunday afternoon I had the pleasure of meeting Arts Award alumnus Agi K!

Vlogging Workshop with Agi K

Agi K is self-taught vlogger, film-maker and arts enthusiast. Aged only 14, she has already achieved her Gold Arts Award and has gained industry recognition for her film work. As she occupies the glass room on the mezzanine floor, Agi hosts a vibrant and jam-packed session to a crowd of budding vloggers and some who recognise her from her successful channel on Youtube.

The session began with an introductory video, using an example from her repertoire of vlogs. Agi then gave us the opportunity to introduce ourselves and opened herself up to questions. An overwhelming sense of courage radiated throughout the room as we all shared our aspirations to create art while using media as a platform.

The workshop was a combination between theory and practical, with Agi giving vlogging tips before releasing us for for 20 minutes to vlog around the Festival, and then reconciling for an editing session. Nothing was compulsory and she even gave us the option to leave if we did not wish to partake in the vlogging exercise, a humble and thoughtful gesture; although everyone stayed, of course.

The excellence of Agi's character was present throughout her one hour slot in one of the building's most popular venues on the first floor. Not only did she manage to captivate a room full of people varying from adolescent to adult, but she also kept it together upon the disastrous realization she had misplaced a portion of her notes. Brave and with a sense of humour, Agi powered-through, mostly utilizing herself as an example; demonstrating how to walk while vlogging, suggesting various shooting techniques, and even detailing the software she uses (iMovie, Sony Vegas).

Agi has worked on a number of projects, including her series "My Little Sister" which went viral. Starring and edited by then eight year old Agi, her talents were demonstrated from a young age, and a collection of her former work can be found via her website.

If you're as intrigued by her as I am and you want to delve into more of her work, I'd recommend starting here, here or here.

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Tara Glenn

Tara Glenn Voice Reporter

As well as being a Reporter for Arts Award Voice, Tara is a member of the Young Company at Dundee Repertory Theatre. She has trained on numerous short and full time courses at institutions such as Edinburgh College, the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and Scottish Youth Theatre. As well as theatre, Tara has an interest in film. Her own short gaining recognition at the Into Film Awards in 2015, and recently assisting with the programming of the London Short Film Festival 2017.

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1 Comments

  • Sienna James

    On 7 November 2016, 13:32 Sienna James Voice Team commented:

    Sounds like a really exciting workshop from such a talented vlogger :)

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