Frequently asked questions
BBC Scotland’s L.A.B. visits Scottish schools to deliver digital media workshops for pupils. The L.A.B. teaches skills such as video production, radio production, scriptwriting, animation and photography. In the coming year we will be working on Arts projects in the Primary 5 to S3 age group.
We are keen to hear from schools who would like to work with the L.A.B., however places are limited and we cannot guarantee workshop availability. Sometimes L.A.B. projects will arise and we will approach schools to take part. For more information email: email@example.com or tel: 0141 422 6485
Of course ... in fact it's a great idea. If you have already done the research it leaves more time for making things. However we cannot make promotional films for groups… you might want to use the opportunity to enhance your skills to go on to make your own content.
The more information we have about your group the better. It means that activities can be planned with the needs of everyone in mind.
You will have to have parental permission for children to take part in the workshop. Release forms will have to be signed by each member of the group; for under 18's a parent/carer will have to sign on the child’s behalf. If there is a problem with anyone having their photo taken or being filmed please let us know before the workshop. The release form will be emailed to you when you sign up for the session.
As a condition of the L.A.B. workshops, on application you will be asked to grant permission for BBC Scotland to feature the completed material primarily on the BBC L.A.B website. We only put up a selection of the best of the content made. Our bigger projects may end up on other platforms e.g. television.
Firstly we will showcase the material at the workshop, then we will send you a copy of what you make (a form will be sent to you stating the terms and conditions for which this material can be used). We may also put your work on our L.A.B gallery to share with others. Some of the content from the audio workshops may end up being broadcast!
We want to work with groups who want to progress their knowledge of digital media. We need to work with leaders/ teachers who are prepared to get involved and learn with and develop the group. There is no charge for working with the L.A.B. We do not offer tours of BBC Scotland’s Pacific Quay building. For more information on tours visit BBC tours.