Job Opportunity at Blueprint: Film Foundation

May 10, 2018By adminNews

We’re currently looking for the following members to join our team:

Project Coordinator/Creative Facilitator

Blueprint: Film Foundation deliver filmmaking and multimedia courses to a range of community groups and educational establishments. We use our skills in film and multimedia as tools to inspire people from disadvantaged backgrounds, to address social issues, to help enrich people’s lives, to increase access to creative media and to strengthen communities.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and energetic person who can both coordinate and deliver our projects for young people and communities in London (largely Hackney and Tower Hamlets). Our ideal candidate will be someone who is passionate about working with children, young people and disadvantaged communities, has experience planning and delivering workshops in film/drama/arts subjects and has the vision and drive to significantly contribute to the strategic development of our small but successful Not-For-Profit company. We want a confident, dynamic and creative person, with bags of initiative and a passion for Participatory Arts. If this is you, we’d love to hear from you.

Please note that the successful candidate will be delivering a project with young people this summer. Please only apply if you have previous experience running workshops. You will be responsible for training young people (and other community groups) to develop ideas, write scripts, act for film, direct film and so on. We don’t mind if your workshop experience isn’t in film, as long as you feel confident supporting young people to tell their stories. You will be working alongside a Film Practioner on projects.

We work from two locations in London and Lincoln and work with disadvantaged communities in both areas. The Project Coordinator will be responsible for projects in London (outlined below) but may, from time to time support on our Lincoln projects.

Role Details
Responsible to the Creative Director
Responsible for freelance creative practitioners, volunteers (including young people volunteers)

Projects
The Project Coordinator will be working on all of the below projects and any additional projects
that arise over time.

Creative Ways into Work – Funded for three years by Reaching Communities this will be the Project Coordinator’s main focus. This project uses filmmaking as a tool to help develop disadvantaged young people’s employability skills followed by supporting them into employment/further training.
Flix – Our film screenings project is open to all age groups including young people, families and the elderly. The project engages participants in the planning, development and delivery of a free film screenings programme for their community.
Heritage – We are currently developing our heritage program that explores the hidden history of a specific location/community followed by a programme of interactive and multi-disciplinary workshops, events and activities to share and celebrate local history with the local community. Our previous Heritage projects have included the development of an App, that allows users to participate in an interactive, heritage walking tour.

Salary
Full Time Position
£23,000 pro rata

FULL JOB DESCRIPTION

Application Details

Please send your CV and a covering letter (including your contact details) to laura@blueprintfilmfoundation.co.uk These, together, should outline previous similar experience to the role and how you meet the essential requirements

If you have any questions you should also direct them to Laura on the above address by Wednesday 16th May, 5pm. All questions will be outlined and answered on the job advertisement page, on our website, www.blueprintfilmfoundation.co.uk/jobs by Friday 18th May.

Application Deadline: 28th May 2018, 5pm
Shortlisted candidates will be notified by Friday 1st June and interviews will take place the week beginning 18th June. We regret that we will not be able to offer feedback to any candidate who isn’t shortlisted.

Community First Heritage Photography Project

November 25, 2014By adminNews, Uncategorized No Comments
Using photography to inspire individuals to become involved with local history

We’ve been asked by Community First to work with unemployed people living in the Abbey Ward of Lincoln, with the aim of enhancing their research skills and teaching them photography techniques. The programme will culminate in a photography exhibition where period photos of Lincoln will be fused in various ways with modern photographs taken by the group, as well as improving employment prospects for participants by improving their self-belief and confidence.

Their work will be showcased in an exhibition in late December at the Abbey Access Centre, allowing the community to become involved in this niche project that celebrates Lincoln’s history.

So far the group has been taking some pretty impressive shots; you can have a look at a test photograph below, demonstrating how the fused photographs will appear:
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See It Make It

November 20, 2014By adminNews, Uncategorized No Comments

Following a successful pilot last year, Into Film’s See It, Make It project is returning this winter, aiming to support 200 Into Film Clubs to kick start filmmaking programmes.

Blueprint are thrilled to be involved with this project in January 2015, working with 4 groups scattered between Boston, Spalding and West Walton.

We will be delivering  a number of theoretical and practical filmmaking lessons, teaching the participants about the details of the film production process, and eventually producing a short film with each group.

We can’t wait to see what these young filmmakers will create.

 

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An Alternative History of Lincoln

September 18, 2013By adminNews No Comments

Blueprint: Film Foundation is developing an exciting new digital heritage project for Lincoln this summer which is being produced with the help of local residents.

Using smart phones and a free app, the treasure hunt will guide people around the city with the help of geo-tagging and cryptic clues. When the user solves the clue and makes their way to the site, the app will use their location to unlock a wealth of digital heritage content for that location including documentary films, artifacts and film reconstructions, providing an insight into Lincoln history like never before.

“An innovative and enjoyable way to learn more about Lincoln’s rich heritage”

Volunteers from Lincoln have been involved from the beginning, researching interesting stories from the city’s past. The group have plotted a heritage route through the city which will open the eyes and minds of residents and visitors alike. The app won’t focus on the history of the castle or cathedral areas which are already well covered by various organisations, but will look at a wide spread of locations which helped define the city, from St. Mary’s Church to Newport Arch.

Production of the short documentary films to accompany the app will soon begin and local volunteers will be involved at this stage too. To join the team or for more information on the project contact David Brook.

Email: dave@blueprintfilm.co.uk
Tel: 01522 539977.

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Aviation Heritage Arts Project

June 19, 2013By adminNews No Comments

We are very excited to announce an exciting new one day arts project in conjunction with Cultural Solutions and the Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre at East Kirkby.

As part of a day of activities for school children to engage with museums and heritage resources in Lincolnshire, we will be organising a mass participation ‘live’ installation involving 127 children on the 11th July.

“For every 100 planes that few from the airfield, only 27 would return”


Using one of the few surviving Lancaster bombers as the centrepiece we will create a visual representation of 100 aircraft leaving and 27 returning using kites that the children will make through artist workshops. The installations will be filmed as a time lapse to show the process of creating the artwork with the resulting work being photographed and sent to all the participating schools as a poignant reminder of their local heritage.

Japan Festival

September 28, 2012By adminNews No Comments

We’re very excited to announce the launch of Lincoln’s first Japanese themed arts festival.

The festival is designed as a celebration of Japanese art, film, music and food.

With initial funding from The Japan Society we have been able to secure a location and book local Japanese artist, Kauro Shimada, to showcase his work at the festival. We also have highly acclaimed Japanese film expert, Jasper sharp giving a talk on japanese cinema which will accompany the screening of 2 japanese films in the newly renovated cinema at The Venue.

Also confirmed is local martial arts group, The Bujinkan Dôjô, who will be doing demonstrations during the day.

The festival will run from the 21st-27th Januray 2013.

The 21-26th will consist of a public gallery of Japanese art (venue TBC) leading up to the main event on the 27th to be held at The Venue, part of Bishop Grosseteste University College, Lincoln.

We are currently on the look out for addition artists, musicians and performers to take part in the festival. If you are interested in taking part or would just like some more information feel free to contact us. admin@japanfestival.co.uk | 01522 539977

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