Sudbury Hall NT

Sudbury Hall NT

Animations, flip cameras and sound effects at Sudbury!

Last week a group of  staff and volunteers had a great day learning about filming and video techniques from our New Media Consultant, James Reader from Front Row Films.

I have to say, I was fairly nervous about this event.  We had such a mixed group of ages, abilities and experience that I was worried people might find it all too irrelevant.  However, I couldn’t have been more surprised.

James adapted a workshop he normally delivers to kids in schools…this was the level we needed!

With funding via the Reniassance East Midlands MuBu project we have been able to purchase 3 flip cameras.  Our first task of the day, after learning about the 4 different types of shot (wide screen, close up etc) was to go and have a play…and play we did…..

 

The morning was spent going out and about making short clips using the 4 techniques we had been shown.  Some of us went into the Hall and recorded factual tours around the rooms, whilst others stayed fairly local to the Parish Rooms and focused on sites  such as the pub and the bowling green.

In the afternoon we had great fun making short stop motion animations using toys from our handling collections.

Stop motion animation.

 We are now thinking of lots of ways in which we can apply this to things we do in the museum.  Having a go with dubbing over these with sound effects was also great fun….some people even carried on experimenting with this in the kitchen over coffee and biscuits…..

Adding sound effects.

What a great day.  Feed back from all those involved appears to be very positive.  Next step is to make sure we don’t lose momentum and that we carry on filming and getting creative with our collections!

 
 

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