Would-be TikTok stars are invited to boost their content creation skills with an interactive video workshop in the idesk Broadband Connection Points in Cormeen and Syddan Foroige Club on February 19th and 20th, 2022.

Led by the 2021 Meath Writer in Residence, Fiona Sherlock, the interactive lessons will cover all the basics of creating great video content, storytelling through images, and choosing an audience.

The workshop will also cover technical skills including lighting, editing and audio. Finally, participants will learn how to reach a broad audience, increase reach and build a following.

Participants will then be invited to tell the story of how their lives have been impacted by access to broadband through the Broadband Connection Points, before judges will award €1000 of prizes for the most creative and innovative video content created.

Cormac McCann, Broadband Officer at Meath County Council, said: “For Meath County Council it is great to see new projects being delivered to residents in the county. The TikTok4Teens workshop is the first of many programmes we hope to deliver to people living in rural Meath through the Broadband Connection Point network. Funding for the workshops has been provided by the Department of Rural and Community Development and it is great to see that the funding included €1,000 for us to provide prizes to two entries from each of the sites. The prizes will enable the winners to go on to great even more great and entertaining content to engage their followers into the future.”

Places on the free course are limited and can be booked by emailing: info@idesk.ie.