ActionDog is a small community interest company with 2 x directors, 1 x manager and 33 x freelance professionals in the creative arts, including music production, video production, film and documentary making, animation, fashion, dance, drama, media & advertising, cookery, photography, web skills, textiles, jewelllery making, knitwear design etc. ActionDog deliver music, video and animation projects with primary and secondary schools around the UK. We are regularly funded by Connexions to deliver workshops with the disaffected and young people who are socially excluded from the community. ADP is a member of the Palace of Westminster Education Forum (WEdF), launched to provide the premier impartial environment where parliamentarians, representatives of local and national government, regulators and others deciding and implementing public policy in education can discuss major issues with leaders from academia, unions, suppliers and service providers, major interest groups, regulators and others.
ActionDog is dedicated to training individuals and organisations to express themselves using digital media. We also develop and publish audio-visual software applications which are fun, educational and stimulating. Since our launch in 2000, our software products and training services have inspired thousands of people every year from a wide and varied client list. ActionDog’s experienced and committed staff of industry professionals delivers high quality training designed to inspire and energise. Our groundbreaking educational software Cinematrix 3 provides the user with the unique experience of mixing music and video in real time. It can bring together many multimedia tools already being used in schools. This produces impressive results instantly and easily. ActionDog's company ethos is to encourage people to ACHIEVE, INNOVATE and CREATE. As such we aim to continue to deliver and develop quality products, projects and services.
ActionDog has worked with thousands of young people in projects all over London and the UK, including the following:
- "Newham" - a creative film written by and starring girls from Plashet School, East Ham (2007)
- "Corporeal Cacophony" - inspired by a Honda TV commercial, an animation film with a vocal soundtrack of the deterioration of the human body through smoking, poor diet and lack of exercise (2007)
- Greenford High School, Ealing - delivering a full term of music technology workshops and film workshops to sixth form students (2006-7)
- Tower Hamlets - ActionDog worked in partnership with the Idea store in Whitechapel to deliver music and video programmes to young people throughout the year, including after-school and holiday projects (2006-7)
- "Trust" - a film made by the young people of Hackney, exploring topics such as postcode/ territory issues, relationships with the local police and life as a young person in the area (2006)