We have had a busy two weeks here in Instow with our first ever NDMI Academy summer schools. Week 1 was a live action drama film making workshop for 5 young film makers aged between 10 and 13. The creative team devised their own story and with our support they wrote, directed, acted in, shot and edited the film He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not (see below to view the film). The crew learned loads of new skills and worked together perfectly, coming up with great ideas and making time to listen to each other and let everyone's voice be heard with a brilliant result!
NOTE: The technical kit used was our Sony NX3 camcorder, Rode microphone with boom pole and deadcat and Sony Vegas to edit. Additional film making exercises were carried out with the use of our iPad Air, iOgrapher case, iRig pre amp and the professional Rode microphone.
NDMI Academy Summer School week 2 was an animation workshop for 5 talented youngsters aged between 7 and 11. This was great fun and we were so impressed by the creativity and patience of all our young film makers. They began the week getting to grips with the technical equipment and then recorded interviews with each other to form the basis of the film sound track. They went on to design and create their characters, props and sets. The animating was a great challenge as the audio was already recorded and the characters needed to move to fit the voices - we don't take the easy route here - and it definitely paid off as the result, with authentic interviews is really entertaining and the animation is brilliant! Take a look at the film below.
NOTE: The technical kit used was our iPad Air in an iOgrapher case, iMotion app, Rode microphone, iRig pre amp, Newplast modelling clay and Magneflash LED lights (great because they don't get hot and dangerous!)
If you are interested in film making workshops for your family, group, school or yourself please do get in touch.
North Devon Moving Image was commissioned by education charity Into Film to deliver a series of workshops to young film makers in North Devon from February to May this year.
We worked with Instow Primary School, St Anne's Film Club in Barnstaple and Petroc Supported Internship Programme in Barnstaple, North Devon. Each group experimented with different equipment and techniques and came up with an idea for a two minute film. In their groups they then decided on the story and film making methods they would use. The young film makers had creative control over their productions from start to finish and used the skills they had learned in the earlier sessions to create three very different but equally fabulous films (see below).
Yesterday evening we celebrated the success of the project with a screening event at Petroc in Barnstaple to reward the film makers for their hard work and creativity and thank all the staff who helped facilitate the project.
Pilton Community College students, Harriet Larter and Katia Ramirez, joined us last week for their Year 10 work experience placements. The keen young film makers took on a project to produce a film promoting North Devon Council's 'Team Up to Clean Up' campaign.
As well as producing this short promotional film Harriet and Katia video blogged (vlogged) their whole week!
We were really impressed by the students' hard work and creativity and hope to work with them both again soon.
You can watch their film below and their 'vlogs' on the Work Experience Blog page.
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Amanda McCormack, Creative Director
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