Genesis Community Workshops
The Genesis Housing Association have an ongoing regeneration and development programme in North London, aiding the growth of the Woodberry Down Area. As a part of this wider project, Blueprint: Film Foundation worked alongside the association to bring a free 9-week course of filmmaking workshops to unemployed young residents. More information about the courses, can be found on the project website.
Over the course of nine weeks, the candidates learnt basic sound, lighting and camera techniques, as well as script development, storyboarding and finally, editing. Each group made their own short film that they could keep for their portfolios and earn an Arts Award. These were all premiered at a special screening event at the end of the project. It was a great opportunity for the students to get feedback on their work and discuss what they'd learnt.