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.
We had a fabulous turnout for our Barnstaple Stories oral history day at The Guildhall in Barnstaple. Lots of local people with stories to tell about Barnstaple in days gone by dropped in to talk to us and share their old photographs. It was fascinating to hear personal anecdotes about the railway, local pasties, a street full of dough and buried statues amongst other intriguing tales.
We managed to record over three hours of interviews and will be editing some short films to be shown on the Barnstaple Town Council website and the touch screen display at St Anne's Arts and Community Centre.
We have a growing list of people who were either unable to come to the Guildhall or not able to wait for an interview slot so we are planning to apply for funding to make this a bigger project and preserve even more stories from Barnstaple and other towns and villages in North Devon.
See our Films Page to watch Barnstaple Stories.
On Saturday 13 September a team of NDMI film making volunteers set up a 'virtual guest book' at St Anne's Chapel in Barnstaple for Heritage Open Days 2014.
The volunteers used our iPad, which was bought with generous donations from Devon County and Torridge District Councillors, to interview visitors to St Anne's and find out what they enjoyed on their visit.
The keen film makers developed new skills in interviewing, recording video and sound and enjoyed using the iPad with its handy iOgrapher case which makes film making easy whatever your ability.
The video clips were then assembled and produced two short films for the St Anne's Oral History Project. The films, along with the rest of the series will be available to view at St Anne's Arts and Community Centre in Paternoster Row, Barnstaple on their new touch screen video panel. You can watch the clips below.
Volunteers wanted to help run the North Devon Moving Image 'virtual guest book' for Heritage Open Days at St Anne's Chapel in Barnstaple on Saturday 13 September 2014.
Instead of asking visitors to sign a book we will be using the NDMI iPad to record messages from visitors and finding out what links people have today with St Anne's in the past. Please email Mandi at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested or call 01271 860610.
We are inviting volunteers to work in one hour shifts; talking to visitors, recording the messages, managing release forms.
All ages welcome!
North Devon Moving Image (NDMI) is looking for local people to get involved with an oral history film making project about St Anne's Chapel in Barnstaple.
NDMI has been commissioned by St Anne's to produce a digital video archive of stories which build a picture of the people who link St Anne's today with its past.
Amanda McCormack, founder and Director of NDMI says "We want to hear from anyone who is interested in or has links with the history of St Anne's. As well as offering exciting opportunities for volunteers we will be running free and fun, accessible oral history film making workshops as part of the project."
"Our short course will teach people that oral history films can be entertaining as well as informative and we aim to give participants the skills and inspiration to carry on making films themselves."
The project will run from now until October 2014. Research and interviews will cover four main topics; St Anne's today, the recent renovations, The Grammar School and The Huguenots.
So if you have a story to contribute, would like to get involved with research or join a film making workshop please contact Amanda McCormack, North Devon Moving Image by email email@example.com or telephone 01271 860610.
North Devon Moving Image (NDMI) is delighted to be teaming up with St Anne's Arts and Community Centre in Barnstaple to produce six short films as part of a local oral history project.
NDMI will be working with local groups and volunteers between now and October 2014 to discover stories linking the past and present of St Anne's chapel in Paternoster Row.
We will collaborate with visual and performance artists, community groups and local people to explore the fascinating history of St Anne's and find out what influence these stories have on the local community today.
Some of the themes we will focus on are the school at St Anne's, the North Devon Huguenots, renovations and what St Anne's means to you today.
If you would like to get involved or have a story to tell please get in touch by email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01271 860610.
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