The final days of summer 2012 may have rolled around all-too quickly, but there’s surely still time for one last weekend of family fun in the sun. (Okay, in Southend-On-Sea, ‘sun’ may be overly optimistic. ‘Fun’, however is almost guaranteed!)
This coming weekend, between Friday 12th September and Sunday 14th September, I will be offering free film making workshops on the end of Southend Pier. The ‘Offshore’ event will provide a host of interactive arts activities for families to enjoy. Better still, it will all completely free for pier visitors.
Offshore is a lottery-funded arts event run by theatre company Pinpoint Create. It is set take place inside the pier’s stunning new cultural centre. More details are available here.
On Friday, I will be working with four groups of school students, who will be given the chance to use my professional equipment to film ambient shots of the pier. On Saturday and Sunday, it will be the turn of the general public, who will be able to film their own unique content for the video.
To mark the end of this unique three-day event, the finished video will be made available for viewing on the web. This entirely unique and no-doubt quirky piece, will be shot entirely by the public under my guidance so it’s all very exciting!
In the coming months, Paul Carpenter Films will once again be offering practical film-making workshops to schools and arts organisations. I offer a number of unique, tailor-made programmes to suit various age groups and abilities and provide participants with the opportunity to use professional production cameras and equipment. My previous work in this field has included projects for the Royal Opera House Creative Partnerships, Ormiston Park Academy, Leigh North Street Juniors, De La Salle Primary, Theatre Is, V-One.tv (Thurrock Council), South Ockendon Community Forum and Pioneer School.
For further information on tuition and workshops, please contact me on 01708 852315 or 0777 3499767