Lights, camera, action......... for rookie directors

Children at the film making workshop at the heritage centre.   (Lin) EMN-140303-132429001
Children at the film making workshop at the heritage centre. (Lin) EMN-140303-132429001
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Would-be Steven Spielbergs and Kathryn Bigelows have been getting to grips with the finer art of film-making at Caistor Arts and Heritage Centre.

Thanks to a Heritage Lottery Grant, a group of young people from the town are learning how to create, edit and produce short films, which will be shown within the centre on a new interactive display panel.

The film topics chosen by the group range from a Caistor themed music video to vox pop interviews about living in the town, as well as a Potted History of Caistor Amateur Theatrical Society (CATS).

Part of the Caistories project, the workshops have taken place over a six-week period and have brought together youngsters from the town’s schools.

And they have proved to be a great success.

“It’s been lots of fun learning how to use the video camera and how to interview people,” said workshop participant 11-year-old Alice Dale.

“The best bit has been editing the film and adding music and titles.”

The film making workshops bring an end to the ‘Caistories’ project, which has seen the CAHC volunteers working with the community to record memories about life in Caistor over the past 100 years.