Essnetially they were divided into small groups of about 8 and then devised a story and filmed, starred in and editted it themselves, with the help of the BBC people. I think the groups were divided roughly according to age groups (they ranged from 6 to 12). There were 8 groups at today's Glasgow workshop.
Apparently they used "i-movies" to edit them (adding music, sound effects and other special effects, depneind on who well they had managed their time). Ds was an old man in the film he was in na d had had his face made up and wore a white wig. They also used various props, eg a walking stick.
Each of the movies was only 2 minutes long.
Ds tells me that he found out that these are run every year, so he wants to apply again next year. He found it on the CBBC web-site and applied ages ago. The closing date was 4 July and they called us the following day to tell him he had got a place.