Archive for October, 2011

Short Cuts film Tick Tock at Afrika Eye film Festival

Monday, October 31st, 2011


We were really pleased to learn last week that the Short Cuts project film Tick Tock had been selected for screening in the Afrika Eye Eyefull Shorts programme last Saturday. That was good news on its own but  it was awarded a commendation certificate too for the following reasons:

“This was technically well executed with great sound and editing. The message about the need for school teachers to value different kinds of talent was well put across. It’s a strong recommendation for Bristol dub step and we’d hope it can be shown elsewhere.”

It’s very possible it will be shown elsewhere quite soon – we’ll post news here!

Well done team Tick Tock!

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End of CJ project 3 – now planning more!

Monday, October 31st, 2011


You can see the last post about our third citizen journalism project here but we’re already discussing a new and imminent project with Dr Emma Rich from Bath University and RELAYS colleagues around sport and disability, more news as details are firmed up.

Negotiations are already underway with a range of people in Weymouth around finding accommodation for our citizen journalism students and acquiring access to a technical base for next summer’s planned visit to report on the Olympic sailing and windsurfing and also hopefully to the opening events.

Meanwhile come back soon to find out details of an Olympic-related event at Watershed in late November – our friend David Goldblatt has written a book with colleague Jonny Acton called How to Watch the Olympics and we’re having a book-launch evening to celebrate.

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Citizen Journalism – project 3

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011


We’ve been working with media students and tutors from City of Bristol College on our latest excursion into citizen journalism. The event we covered this time was Oktoberfest – not the beery one in Germany but a two-wheeled challenge in Ashton Court! Oktoberfest is a day-long mountain bike competition that attracts hundreds of participants from far and wide who ride the new trail in Ashton Court several times over – fastest time wins a prize! Cycling has been a bit of a theme these last few months and there’s an interview with Cyclescreen’s Tommy Curtis from Oktoberfest on one of the student blogs!

Before we took on the bikers on Saturday we began training sessions with the students at the beginning of October at the College, Watershed and the Pervasive Media Studio and then sent them out into the city (with support and smart phones!) to try out their reporting skills for half a day in Stokes Croft. You can learn more about the project here and  links to the student blogs are as follows: Group A, Group B, Group C and Group D. (more…)

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