Lincs Filmmaker

Lincs Filmmaker

Lights! Camera! Action! at Lincolnshire museums

The Lincs Filmmaker project has got off to a great start with close to 50 young people signing up to create short films for nine museums across Lincolnshire. The young people are working with Sara Mair and Meena Jeewa of Mair Education to develop a young people’s cinematic guide to Lincolnshire’s museums for YouTube.

Filming is taking place at Church Farm Museum, The Collection, Mrs Smith’s Cottage, Fenscape, Woodhall Spa Cottage Museum, Caistor Arts and Heritage Centre, RAF Digby and the Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre. The films, designed to promote the museums to new young audiences, will present items in the collections through various genres from drama to news items and comedy. Professional filmmaker James Mair, who has recently been working with the BBC on Coast and the Museum of Life, will train the young people and be on hand during the filming to offer expert advice.

Reccy and brainstorming sessions have already been held at The Collection, Fenscape, Church Farm Museum and Mrs Smith’s Cottage with over 20 enthusiastic and creative local young people. The groups have come up with some brilliant ideas, including a group of young mums from Skegness who are currently developing the script for Churchdale Farm – a soap opera at Church Farm! Other sessions are due to take place at all sites before Christmas, and in early January, with the project completed by mid February in time to roll out the red carpet at the Premiere! The groups are currently developing scripts, researching and buying the filming kit (which will be available to loan so other sites can develop their own films in the future).

Tune in next time or follow our progress on our Facebook page (Lincs Filmmaker) or on Twitter @lincsfilmmaker.


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