Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Boys and Girls - a health care web series

Unhealthy lifestyles are widespread amongst teenagers. When I was a teenager, I was smoking and eating a lot of junk food. But as most teenagers I was rebellious and responded negatively to well intentioned advice by my parents, teachers, medical professionals, or from government campaigns.
Furthermore, teenagers are very difficult to reach through traditional communications means. Communication through the internet is probably the most effective way to reach teenagers nowadays and more and more teenagers are now watching web series instead of TV series.

That's why a group of experts, a production team, communication specialists and teenagers from eight European countries gathered in 201 to animate a “content workshop” and carry out a brainstorming on messages and formats of the web series. They decided to cover the topics Alcohol, Drugs, Sexual Behaviour, and Nutrition in their web series called Boys and Girls and targeted teenagers between 15 and 18 years old.

Here is the result:

The project involves international experts, teenagers and supporting organisations such as the Dutch Institute for Health Care Improvement, Danish Centre for Sexual Health Promotion, and Poznan University of Medical Sciences and EU Commissioner Dalli mentioned the project "Boys and Girls" as the example of campaign aimed at encouraging healthy diet and physical activity among European young people.
For more information on this project and to watch more episodes, please visit: www.boysandgirlslabs.eu/

Monday, December 17, 2012

Tube Tube - a tube web series

Do you remember how being on the tube during the Olympics was a completely different experience? Strangers were talking to each other, helping each other, even laughing with each other.
By now, it's back to normal. Londoners concentrate on their free newspapers or gaze into space.
Sometimes you can overhear some awkward conversations, though:

Tube Tube is a continuing series of short films set on London's Underground. Within this series you can listen in on the lives of Londoners as they journey through the city. The episodes are all shot with a single camera. Furthermore, they are single take scenes, no edits and shot in public.

Tube Tube was created by Ben A Williams and is produced by Omar Kenawi. Episodes are directed by Ben A Williams or Omar Kenawi. For more awkward tube moments, please go to:

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Vlogmas - a Christmas Vlog

One of the best things about Christmas time is the Advent Calender. I got a really nice one with delicious chocolate from Germany. On YouTube you can also find a lot of Advent Calenders. Here is one by Fleur de Force who is a very active British Vlogger.

Fleur runs a YouTube beauty channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/FleurDeVlog and a blog called FleurDeForce: http://fleurdeforce.blogspot.co.uk/ where you can read/ watch Fleur's daily adventures and get some beauty tips. The videos range from 'how to' hair and make-up tutorials, to product reviews and fashion and style videos.

Until Christmas Fleur is vlogging every day and yesterday was all about secret Christmas shopping and date night with Mike. Have a look: