North Devon Moving Image CIC are offering one local charity the opportunity to have a free promotional video produced by young people at Petroc in Barnstaple.
We have received funding from the Wace Family Fund (via Devon Community Foundation) to work on a digital media project with young people who are on the Entry to Employment and Careers Skills programmes. The young people will produce a short video and additional clips for social media to promote a local North Devon charity. The project will run from the beginning of November 2017 until March 2018, culminating in a screening ceremony to which stakeholders and press will be invited.
If any local charities are interested please could they contact me, Amanda McCormack, by email firstname.lastname@example.org with a summary of the work of their charity and a named contact by Friday 20 October 2017. We will then put all the proposed partners forward for the young people to select who they would like to work with. We will then invite a representative from the selected organisation to meet the young people and give them an idea of what they would like the promotional video to do for them.
To give an example of what the short film could look like please see our recent project in collaboration with the Encompass South West youth homelessness project, Streetwise http://www.northdevonmovingimage.org.uk/streetwise---youth-homelessness-in-north-devon--torridge.html
Competition opportunity for young North Devon film makers.
Education charity Into Film are calling for submissions of short films from young people aged 19 and under.
Here are the entry categories:
Best Animation: 12 and under; 13 and over.
You can enter any kind of animation to the Best Animation categories. Whether it's silhouette cut-outs; clay-mation, a flip book animation, or a combination of all of these techniques, Into Film want to see what young people can create when they use film to bring their imagination to life.
Best Live Action: 12 and under; 13 and over.
Live action films can be any genre, but the judges want to see fantastic creativity, innovative use of filming techniques and brilliant stories.
Best Documentary: 12 and under; 13 and over.
True stories documented skillfully. Entries can be dramatic recreations, or take a more artistic or experimental approach to documentary storytelling but most of all Into Film want to hear young peoples' voices, and see their vision through film.
Into Space and Home: 12 and under; 13 and over.
To celebrate the imaginative work conducted on European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Tim Peake's Principia mission, Into Film has teamed up with the UK Space Agency again to deliver an exciting new filmmaking competition for 5-19 year-olds, Into Film: Into Space & Home. Budding young filmmakers can enter this out-of-this-world competition by creating short films inspired by space exploration and Tim's stellar mission.
The deadline for entries is Tuesday 31 January 2017. All nominees will be invited to the awards ceremony at the ODEON Cinema, Leicester Square in London, on Tuesday 14 March 2017. You can find further details and enter the Awards here: https://www.intofilm.org/awards
With three weeks left in our North Devon AONB Wild Shorts film making competition it's not too late to get outside and shoot your competition entry.
We've spotted these young film makers, out and about with their families at Saunton, collecting footage for their Wild Shorts films. Some great team work here and a good demonstration that you don't need fancy equipment or previous experience to have a go.
The competition is not just for amateurs and families though - there are prize categories for adults too.
If you are still looking for inspiration then visit the AONB's Explore the Coast website. This week's recommendation is the AONB guide Making a Splash. This digital guide provides a great source for research into the landscape, habitats and species in the AONB's aquatic environments. Why not explore a stream, turn some rocks and see what lies beneath? Or show where fresh water meets the sea and tell us what types of plants and animals live in each habitat.
Closing date is 30 November 2016. All shortlisted entries will be shown on the North Devon Moving Image website and their makers will be invited to our celebratory Awards ceremony & prize giving in January 2017 where you will find out if you are a winner!
With 43 days left to enter our Wild Shorts film making competition, now is the perfect time to get out and about in North Devon's Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and capture our stunning natural environment and wildlife on video. Take a look at the ideas below for making your own outdoors autumn film:
What a beautiful day to be learning about wildlife film making at Northam Burrows!
As part of NDMI's Wild Shorts project, we ran a one day intensive wildlife film making workshop in partnership with Torridge District Council at Northam Burrows Country Park in North Devon. An enthusiastic group of aspiring wildlife film makers with a wide variety of skills came together to learn the key principles of good film making and fieldcraft.
Starting with an introduction to the history and natural environment of the Burrows from Ranger Mike Day and a walk and talk with local wildlife expert Warren Collum the group familiarised themselves with the variety of habitats and species of the area. They were then introduced to the process of creating a storyline and building a storyboard for a film before going out and getting some hands on experience of shooting video on location.
There was plenty of opportunity throughout the day for the film makers to get personalised tips from our professional film makers and the final step was a brief editing tutorial to conclude the process.
With thanks to our funders North Devon Coast AONB, Fullabrook and Tarka Country Trust who enabled us to offer this workshop at an affordable subsidised rate.
We're now looking forward to some fabulous entries to our Wild Shorts Competition from these newly skilled film makers!
Here are six top tips to help you make a great short film for our North Devon Coast AONB Wild Shorts wildlife and environment film competition.
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.
North Devon Moving Image was delighted to welcome four keen young film makers for a week's work experience last week. Four year 10 students from Great Torrington School and Holsworthy Community College joined us to make a start on our promotional film for North Devon Theatres Trust.
The students helped out with the pre-production of the short film which will highlight the Trust's charitable status and carried out interviews at the Queen's Theatre in Barnstaple. We got to road test our fabulous new broadcast quality camcorder which we recently bought with help from the Barum Bridge Trust and a Devon County Council Locality Budget contribution from Cllr Dezart.
You can read more about what the students got up to on their Work Experience Blog.
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