The Lynmouth Pavilion Project on Exmoor is looking for someone to help run a five-day film workshop.
The Lynmouth Pavilion Project is a heritage and interpretation project funded for three years by Heritage Lottery. Its principle aim is to reveal and showcase Exmoor’s heritage. The film workshop with National Trust volunteers forms a component of the Project’s Year 2 activities which focused on Woodlands.
They are looking for someone to help run a five-day film workshop with volunteers, in collaboration with the National Trust during the last week of October -that’s October 25 to 30 inclusive.
Would you be interested in quoting for the work, or being involved?
The volunteers will be taking part in a host of environmental management activities, and they’ll be filming what they’re doing. As the on-hand expert you’ll offer filming advice and help with the editing process.
The structure of each day is expected to go something like this:
- a morning explaining about film techniques -how to capture good, usable footage
- getting to grips with the kit
- a mid-way through afternoon to check that what they’re collecting is OK and running another workshop session, downloading film, freshening kit, touching on editing
- final closure session showing a rough cut, having a go at editing or tips on editing
In terms of ‘end results’ they are looking to achieve:
- a YouTube length film capturing the entire week (4mins or thereabouts) put together immediately after the holiday by the filmmaker(s) editing the material captured during the week
- a rough cut of the above to show on the last evening of the holiday
- afterwards, a selection of short films to include (eg) individual film pieces and video diary entries which could all be contained on a webpage
- They would like selected stills to be overlain with quotes to form an exhibition within the Pavilion (printed onto large foamex panels, in-house at Exmoor National Park).
- National Trust could use all of the above as promotional pieces, Get Involved Exmoor & Exmoor National Park Authority could use them, as could the Lynmouth Pavilion Project. Logos to that effect will be included on the films.
In terms of kit, they have:
- 7 stills cameras which also film in HD and have worked very successfully on similar activities in the past.
- a night-vision camera
- 2 time-lapse cameras which could capture clearance or conservation work.
- 2 bullet cameras (but they’re a bit temperamental to use)
- 2 go-pro-type head cams
- 1 camcorder
- Memory cards for the above
You can also have a gander at their earlier films from the project on the ENPA YouTube channel called Exmoor Shorts.
If you’re interested, get in touch with a quote to the Lynmouth Pavilion Project heritage officer Louise Reynolds on LReynolds@exmoor-nationalpark.gov.uk (she’s also happy to discuss details or approach before they submit a quote).
The deadline is midnight Wednesday, October 14, 2015.
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