Category Archives: Film

A Trip to the Moon

What a good thing we’ve got the Ilkley Film Festival. Their ability to pull off brilliant and creative events is to be applauded. On Sunday we were treated to a screening of A Trip to the Moon, the first sci-fi silent film directed by Georges Méliès. Just beautiful.  Read more about it here The live… Read More »

Sheffield’s sexual explotation

Very sad to hear the reports from Sheffield about the sexual exploitation that goes on and the difficulty dealing with it.  I’m convinced it remains a not-properly-addressed  problem in many areas not just Sheffield.  The Sexual Exploitation Unit run by Ann Lucas did ask me to help them interview young people about their perceptions of sexual exploitation… Read More »

A film project with a bigger outcome.

A small reflection on the value of working together on projects which involve the wider community, and in particular people who haven’t worked together before. This morning we met about a hundred excited primary school children at the Keighley Picture House. The children were all dressed up in their glam outfits for a red carpet… Read More »

more followers on twitter

I’ve been working on these notes today with Donna and Ken who are behind Oblong Cinema in Leeds, a small monthly event showing locally made films.  We want to grow the interest in the cinema among local people interested in film and filmmakers. The strategy depends on being able to know where twitter followers are… Read More »

20 Places available on the LS12 Film Project

Interplay Theatre Theatre has been in touch to say that there are places available for their LS12 Film Project.         About the Project LS12 Film is a dynamic award winning film-making project that engages young people from across Leeds, inspiring them to tell their stories through film. The project gives young people… Read More »

St Joseph’s Primary School film

Had a wonderful morning at Keighley Picture House there Nick and Eileen welcomed our cinema project.  The school had 6 weeks to make a film – but not just any old film.   The project was initiated by the arrival of a strange alien capsule guarded by the D.A.F.T. agency.  The capsule contained this encoded message… Read More »

Schools making films for the cinema

I thought I’d share some exciting progress I’m making with the St Joseph’s project in keighley. Being a bit of a film technology enthusiast, I have been looking at ways of delivering school videos in Digital Cinema format. Normally this process would cost thousands of pounds to format and encode special files. The film we… Read More »

New 10 week film making course in Leeds

Here’s a heads up on a course we’re running at the Woodhouse Community Centre in Leeds.  Please alert anyone you think might be interested. On Wednesday the 7th of November we will begin a new 10 week filmmaking course to be run at the Woodhouse Community Centre in Leeds. The sessions will run between 4pm and 6pm… Read More »