Now that the lockdown is easing what can we do to pass a bit of time ? How about making a movie?
We'd like everyone who is up for it to make a short film in one of the following categories:
1) Music - a live performance, a karaoke track whatever you like so long as it's music based
2) Dance - From Ballroom to Ballet to Boogie nights or Kitchen Disco
3) Drama - a spoken word piece whether that be a poem, a playlet or a
dramatic reading.... In short whatever you feel like doing!
Documentary - Talk about your feelings and experiences of the lockdown -
or use Zoom to record interviews with your family and friends. We'll
all be telling our grandchildren about the last few months in a few
years time - why not record something now to show them then?
Animation - this might seem a bit of a stretch but there are hours of
resources on YouTube showing you how to make stop frame animation with a
smart phone camera...and it will keep kids occupied for hours!
6) Commercial - a special category for all local businesses to produce a
commercial (max 1 minute long) to entice customers back into their shop
when the lockdown is finally loosened.
The only rules are:
No entry should be over 5 minutes long
Films must be made observing the guidance on social distancing (which will make mass line-dancing a bit tricky)
There will be prizes (but they will only serve to prove that winning doesn't matter, it's the taking part).
I'm here to help with any technical advice and a degree of editing and titling - just ask!
When you have a piece to submit send it to Howdenhelpers@gmail.com by email, Wetransfer or whatever method you can find!
All the entries will be put up on the Howden Helpers YouTube page as
they come in and we will set a closing date for sometime around the end