Video Marketing: Launch Of Facebook Watch!

August 21, 2017Video Marketing

After months of excitement and anticipation, Facebook have finally launched their ‘Watch’ tab. They launched the feature to encourage more people to use their service as a place where they can watch their favourite video content and TV shows. The new ‘Watch’ tab will be replacing the standard video tab and users will be able … Read More

Video Marketing: Top Marketing Tips Of 2017!

August 14, 2017Video Marketing

In 2016 video marketing took over the marketing world with websites using video more than ever before! This year has shown even more businesses using video marketing as their number one tool of interacting with consumers. A recent study done by Google showed that 68% of YouTube users watched product videos and reviews before purchasing … Read More

Project Blog: Discover Barton’s Hidden History

August 9, 2017Project

In April we launched the new Barton Hidden History app which allows visitors to explore heritage sites around the town and discover more about each location using the app. The launch was a huge success and we are excited about the upcoming heritage open days in Barton next month! The heritage open days will be … Read More

Video Marketing: Top Tips For Great Marketing Success

August 7, 2017Video Marketing

Every business wants to succeed with great video marketing but even with the highest quality video content, it is sometimes hard to obtain a high number of views and hits on a video. Here are some top tips to help you get the exposure that you want. The best tip for great video marketing is … Read More

Project Blog: Exciting VR And 360 News For Blueprint: Film!

August 2, 2017Project

We are happy to announce that Blueprint: Film have secured funding to undertake new and exciting virtual reality and 360 degree video projects! The funding is going to allow us to purchase new equipment which will enable us to explore areas that we haven’t been able to before. We will be able to create and … Read More

Video Marketing: The Future Of Facebook Live Video

July 31, 2017Video Marketing

Facebook has just recently announced that they will be supporting 4k streaming for 360 degree videos which means viewers can watch a live-streamed 360-degree video on Facebook in up to 4K resolution! The live stream is now also accessible in virtual reality if you have the correct head gear. For years the social media giant has … Read More

Project Blog: Exciting New Video Created For Taxi For Email

July 26, 2017Project

Last year we worked on a project with Taxi For Email, producing a video that would help to explain the core features of their email campaign design framework. They found that their sales team were spending lots of time explaining the products and its benefits to potential customers and they were looking at ways to streamline this … Read More

Video Marketing Guest Blog: From Our Friends At Take 1 TV

July 24, 2017Video Marketing

Film production companies have made it as simple as possible for every viewer to enjoy their favourite TV series or Hollywood blockbuster. The revolution of subtitles has meant that those with hearing difficulties are able to enjoy a whole host of video content just as much as anybody else. With the release of Google’s voice recognition … Read More

Project Blog: Launch Of Our Exciting Project With IPPF!

July 20, 2017Project

It has been an exciting few weeks for Blueprint:Film as we finally unveiled a series of videos which educate others about contraception and popular myths regarding certain contraceptives. The International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) have been spreading the message about safer sex for the last 65 years and we had the privilege of producing content … Read More

Video Marketing Blog: How To Boost Your Business

July 17, 2017Video Marketing

Video marketing is fast becoming the number one way to market business online but there are still a number of businesses who are not sure how to use it to maximise consumer engagement. According to a study conducted by Wyzowl , 61 percent of businesses have started to use video marketing. The research also revealed that … Read More

Marketing Blog: How To Boost Your Organic Social Media Reach

July 10, 2017Video Marketing

When it comes to using social media as a platform for targeting consumers, Facebook is always the popular suggestion but interestingly it is also the number one social media website that is mentioned when declining organic social media reach is discussed. This blog will give you tips on how to improve it and give your … Read More

Business Development Job Opportunity!

July 5, 2017News

Part-Time Business Development role, London – £25,000 – £35,000 pro rata (dependent on experience) We are looking for a talented person to join our team in the London office, Blueprint: Film are growing and we need talented people to join our team and develop an exciting and varied portfolio. The most important thing to us … Read More

Video Marketing Guest Blog: From Our Friends at Website Builder

June 29, 2017Guest Post

When people think of internet videos, they think of the kinds of videos that brush across their social media feeds or ads on YouTube videos. The fact is, video marketing is extremely popular for both marketing professionals and consumers, and not just for its viral capabilities or easy to spread and catchy messaging. Video marketing … Read More

Project Blog: Chesneys Summer Living

June 26, 2017Project

We had the pleasure recently of being involved with producing films for the launch of a new product from our friends at Chesneys. Best known for their beautiful fire places and wood burning stoves, they have recently diversified into the outdoor living market, with the creation of a new range of BBQ’s and Outdoor Heaters. … Read More

Project Blog: Young People Take On ‘Come Dine With Me’

June 19, 2017Project

A group of young people came together in Shadwell to create a ‘Come Dine With Me’ style video, taking it in turns to show off their culinary skills. The group split into three different teams who hosted themed nights for the project. The aim of this project, which was organised by our sister company Blueprint: … Read More

Video Marketing: Leader Of The Marketing World

June 16, 2017Video Marketing

Video marketing is increasingly becoming the number one way to market brands and products thanks to the rise of social media and investments by internet giants. Major companies are using video marketing as a vital part of engaging with consumers and converting them into paying customers. Research done by Syndacast shows that by 2017 around 74% of … Read More

Cannes Film Festival: Highlights of 2017

June 1, 2017Project

The awards have been given out, hangovers have been beaten and everyone has arrived back home after experiencing the best festival of the year, that is Cannes Film Festival. Famous faces flock to the red carpet every year to exhibit their hard work and watch others in action. This year’s top prize for the Palme D’or went … Read More

Virtual Reality: The Future Of Content Marketing

May 30, 2017Video Marketing

Virtual reality and 360 videos have been around for a number of years but it is only in the last couple of years that brands have started using this new technology to market themselves and reach a larger audience. A decade ago if you imagined that you’d be able to go shopping without leaving your sofa … Read More

Project Blog: Wendy Fair Markets

May 24, 2017Project

Wendy Fair Markets, which was started in the 70s by Ken and Wendy Hobday, are a successful family market operating business. They recently commissioned Blueprint: Film to create a series of timelapse videos which could be used on their website and social media channels to promote their market days. The aim was to capture, in timelapse form, the life … Read More

Project Blog: 10 Minutes To Change The World

May 17, 2017Project

Blueprint: Film Foundation recently worked on a project working with London based, Boundless Theatre Company who asked us to produce a podcast, as part of a series of drama workshops with young people. We delivered the project, entitled, ’10 Minutes To Change The World’, alongside drama practitioner Naomi Cortes, who we have to say, is … Read More

Netflix and Kill: Do cinemas have a future?

May 15, 2017Opinion

Over the last decade, the way we consume media and film has changed drastically, gone are the days of renting DVDs and videos, the cool new thing to do is to stream straight from the comfort of your own home. It’s not surprising that the online streaming phenomena has become so popular, with thousands of different … Read More

Flix in the Stix: An Amazing Year

May 10, 2017Project

After successfully completing the pilot year of our Flix in the Stix screenings, we are taking a summer break before we return in September, bigger and even better than before! The community project run by our sister company, Blueprint: Film Foundation was introduced last year to provide a cinema experience for rural villages around Lincolnshire, … Read More

Instagram Algorithm: How to beat the system?

May 8, 2017Video Marketing

Social media has become a worldwide phenomenon over the last decade. Most people would gasp in horror if you revealed that you did not have a social media account, it is the norm to be online constantly. It is not all about keeping up to date on what your next door neighbour had for their … Read More

May the 4th Be With You: Star Wars Day

May 4, 2017Opinion

Today is the day everyone has been waiting for, it is of course, Star Wars Day! The only day of the year where it is acceptable to watch all eight movies in a row without being judged. If you say ‘May the 4th’ out loud, you will hear yourself saying the famous quote which is recognised … Read More

Barton Hidden History Launch

April 26, 2017Project

The Barton Upon Humber Hidden History app takes users around the picturesque town, taking in Anglo- Saxon buildings, the birth place of Chad Varah (founder of the Samaritans) and the industries of the past at The Ropery, Cycleworks and Tile Yard. Hidden History Barton was funded and supported by Arts Council England, North Lincolnshire Council, … Read More

The Future of Virtual Reality

April 24, 2017Opinion

Virtual Reality has had masses of attention over the past few years, and has gained immense popularity. Shawn Cheng, an investor with venture capital firm Vayner, said he expects VR to reach mainstream, which he defines as the point when roughly one-fourth to one-third of the population has a headset in their living room, in the last … Read More

Live Streaming Video For Your Business

April 20, 2017Video Marketing

Live streaming is one of the best ways to interact with your audience in real time. There is a range of Live streaming sites for you to choose from, such as Youtube, Ustream, or Periscope, just to name a few. You may ask the question, what things can I live stream? Well the possibilities are … Read More

Social Media for Business

April 12, 2017Video Marketing

As regular readers will know, the single most important addition to your marketing strategy is video. Whether that’s on Youtube, Facebook, or Snapchat they are all beneficial and important for showcasing your brand or product to the world. Snapchat daily views are now in the billions and  Facebook video posts are proven to have 135% … Read More

Our Pick Of The Best Short Films

April 5, 2017Opinion

Some of the awesome short films we have featured on social media this month! 2016 AICP SPONSER REEL – DIRECTORS CUT  We love this visually stimulating short film by Deluxe’s Method Studios. This short showcases dancing avatars, which playfully reference the visual effects used throughout production. With Modern day pop music, mixed with the the … Read More

Top 10 Video Marketing Stats

April 3, 2017Video Marketing

Everyone watches video online, with the average user exposed to an average of 32.3 videos in a month, that’s a lot of video! This means you should know how vital video marketing is for the success of your business! But don’t just take our word for it, here are some of our favourite video marketing … Read More

Amazing Video Marketing

March 31, 2017Video Marketing

You either got it or you don’t. Video marketing has become a necessity in business if you want to engage and grab the attention of a global audience. Here are 5 companies who have rocked it … #1. LinkedIn   LinkedIn the professional social network sets the bar high on how to optimise your business through … Read More

Project Blog: Hidden History – A new Mobile App

March 27, 2017Project

Hidden History – A Multimedia Historical Walking Tour Blueprint: Film doesn’t just focus on just Video Production and Marketing, we also produce a wide variety of creative works. We are very happy to have just completed development of a new and exciting mobile app called Hidden History – a multimedia guide taking users on a … Read More

Racing Post B2B Event Video

March 15, 2017Video Marketing

Our friends and neighbours at Make Agency recently approached us to help them to produce a series of video marketing content for one of their clients; Racing Post B2B. We were asked to create content primarily for a large screen at Racing Post’s trade stand at the ICE show at Excel in London. The video … Read More

Improve Your SEO For Youtube Video

March 15, 2017Video Marketing

When we’re talking about Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) we naturally always assume it’s just Google that we have to worry about regarding your webpage ranking. To some extent that is true as it does control 65 percent of online searches. However, Youtube can be very beneficial if you’re wanting to reach a wider audience. You … Read More

Video Marketing For Beginners

March 7, 2017Video Marketing

  Video marketing is no longer just for big corporations, it is now accessible to freelancers and SMEs. If you can afford it we would always advise you use a professional organisation to produce the best video work possible, as everything you put out there is a reflection of you and your business, however, we … Read More

Japan Festival 2017

March 7, 2017Project

A few weeks ago we held our annual Japan Festival in Lincolnshire, and we have to say this year was our best yet. Blueprint: Film Foundation developed this event to open people up to new forms of art, to expand creative boundaries and most of all introduce people to a new and exciting culture. We … Read More

Weekly Round Up

March 3, 2017Opinion

There has been lots going on this week with the Blueprint team! Bay our new intern has joined us all the way from Boston, and she’s here to help with the distribution and promotion of Blueprint’s feature film Vigilante, which is very exciting! We asked Bay her thoughts about the approaching project “I can’t wait … Read More

BNI Knightsbridge circle

February 28, 2017Uncategorized

Here at Blueprint: Film video production company we are very excited to be a part of the unique networking and marketing  group called BNI, and we are a member of the well-respected Knightsbridge London circle. The organisation is based on a professional “word-of-mouth’ programme, and is there to help all the members engage and develop … Read More

Weekly Round Up

December 16, 2016Uncategorized

We’re racing through December here in Bethnal Green – it’s hard to believe Christmas is only one week away! Things generally start to wind down around the end of the year, but this week we’ve been as busy as ever getting everything ready for Lincoln Japan Festival 2017. Down in our London office, Chris has … Read More

PROJECT BLOG: Hoxton Hall

December 13, 2016Uncategorized

Our featured project this week is Blueprint: Film Foundation’s Autumn Term of filmmaking courses at Hoxton Hall. We provide free filmmaking courses to disadvantaged young people, giving them the opportunity to gain new skills and explore creative ideas. In the past we’ve helped them to create a variety of films including a ghost story and … Read More

Job Opportunity!

December 13, 2016Uncategorized

Full-Time Marketing Internship, Full Pay, London Start February 2017 (flexible) We are looking for a marketing intern to join our team. Jobs will include helping us devise and implement marketing and PR strategies for a range of projects from feature films, through to filmmaking courses; help promote our business; and improve our social media profiles. … Read More

Weekly Round Up

December 9, 2016Uncategorized

It’s a fairly late blog from us this week, as we’ve all been working hard on various bids and projects, both in the office and out and about.  We do have two new videos though, both very different but (in our opinion) equally entertaining! This week our project at Hoxton Hall culminated in a screening … Read More

Weekly Round Up

November 25, 2016Uncategorized

Another Friday spins around! This week we’ve all been busy as usual, with a number of different projects on the go. What have we been up to? What will we do next? Why do so many of our projects end up involving chickens?! Read on. Lincoln We’ve been filming and helping out with the final … Read More

PROJECT BLOG: Goole Bonfire

November 22, 2016Uncategorized

Goole Bonfire is a spectacular event that Blueprint have worked on for the last five years. Each year the whole community gets involved to produce a show that can include performance, lanterns, giant puppets, fire drawings, pyrotechnics and of course the all important bonfire. Blueprint’s role in all of this is to deliver the performance … Read More

Weekly Round Up

November 18, 2016Uncategorized

This week has seen the launch of our client Felcana’s Kickstarter campaign! We’ve been keeping you updated on the project, so you know we’ve had a blast working with them. The page went live at 4pm on Monday and has already gained a third of its target investment. In case you missed it, you can view the video below: London … Read More

PROJECT BLOG: Felcana

November 16, 2016Uncategorized

If you’ve been following our updates on this project, you’ll have a general idea of the work we did for Felcana and how the project progressed. If not, now’s your chance to catch up! Felcana is a pet tech company who were developing a Kickstarter campaign on which to launch their new product, a smart … Read More

Weekly Round Up

November 11, 2016Uncategorized

As always it’s been a busy week here at Blueprint: Film, with lots of different projects on the go. Lincoln This week David and Mikaela have been ultra busy filming and editing the Interfaith project we’re working on in collaboration with Shooting Fish. Yesterday Mikaela and Emily travelled to a mosque in Scunthorpe to film … Read More

PROJECT BLOG: Overmantels

November 10, 2016Uncategorized

Back in the hazy days of June 2015, the team at Overmantels in London were on the hunt for a video production company. Thankfully for us (and them!) they came across our showreel and loved what they saw. Overmantels are based in Battersea, where they have been creating beautiful hand made mirrors for over 30 … Read More

Weekly Round Up

November 4, 2016Uncategorized

Remember, remember the 4th of November… because we’ve got a monster blog lined up for today! The past two weeks have been jam-packed with projects, including a glamorous shoot in Portugal for Chris! Meanwhile the rest of the team have also been hard at work, though slightly more rained on. Here’s what we’ve been up to. … Read More

Guest Post: Haiku Review

November 1, 2016Uncategorized

As one month ends, so another begins. We seem to be racing through the year! Here’s your monthly guest post from our sister site, Blueprint: Review. Happy Halloween! This month has been a little thin on the ground for Haiku Reviews – we’re counting on you, Twitter readers! Tweet your Haiku Reviews using the hashtag … Read More

Films of the Month: October

October 25, 2016Uncategorized

Another month comes to an end, and it seems only 31 days since the last time we gathered all of our posted videos of the past month and presented them in one handy blog post. Weird, that. On with the show? Think Before You Buy This month we launched our video for Kent County Council! … Read More

Weekly Round Up

October 21, 2016Uncategorized

October is really setting in, and with it the cold, rain and mush of fallen leaves. However, the office is nice and cosy for those of us lucky enough to be working there! We’ve all been extremely busy here over the last couple of weeks, and even today people are out and about. Here’s a … Read More

Weekly Round Up

October 7, 2016Uncategorized

It’s Friday again, and this week has flown by for us at Blueprint: Film. We’ve been up to our eyeballs in projects, tenders, editing and workshops, and the fun will only continue next week. Luckily for you, dear reader, Lorna has set aside enough time to bring you this handy update on all our activities … Read More

Guest Post: Blueprint Review (Haiku Review)

October 4, 2016Uncategorized

Our friends over at Blueprint: Review take over our blog to bring you the very best of this month’s bite-sized reviews. It’s hard to believe a month has gone past since our last Haiku Review feature, and yet here we are with a new batch of reviews. From current releases to old classics, our Twitter community contributes … Read More

Weekly Round Up

September 30, 2016Uncategorized

A slightly strange blog post this week, as we’ve just finished a number of projects but can’t tell you much about them just yet! Similarly, we have several new projects just kicking off, which must remain under wraps for now. Lots of exciting things coming soon! But for now, here are the things we can tell … Read More

Films of the Month: September

September 27, 2016Uncategorized

September has flown by in a whirlwind of autumn leaves and shiny conkers (ouch). We haven’t noticed though – we’ve been inside watching films! Here are all of the video essays and VFX breakdowns of the past month in one handy post.   Film vs. Digital This nofilmschool article discusses the age old question with … Read More

Weekly Round Up

September 23, 2016Uncategorized

Happy Autumn Equinox! (Alright, it was yesterday). At the turn of the season here in Bethnal Green we’ve had our first sunny day for a while, but there’s still a chill in the air. It’s an auspicious time, as several new projects are just starting – read on to find out what we’ve been up … Read More

Project Blog: Barton Hidden History

September 20, 2016Uncategorized

It’s been a long time coming, but over the past week the team here at Blueprint: Film have finally launched the Barton Upon Humber Hidden History application! It’s now available on Android devices with an iOS version coming soon. To celebrate the completion of this year long project, this weeks blog will be dedicated detailing … Read More

Weekly Round Up

September 16, 2016Uncategorized

After a brief hiatus last week, we’re back with a bumper edition of the Weekly Round Up blog! We’ve been super busy over the last couple of weeks, working on multiple projects old and new. We’ve even launched our project of over a year, the Hidden History app focusing on Barton-Upon-Humber, which is now available from the … Read More

Films Of The Month: August

August 30, 2016Uncategorized

If you can bear to tear yourself away from the sunshine (and we don’t blame you if you can’t), we’ve got a great monthly post full of video goodness! As a gorgeously sunny summer comes to a close, we look back on the films, featurettes and videos we’ve tweeted over the last month. Make sure you’re following … Read More

Weekly Round Up

August 26, 2016Uncategorized

It’s been a gorgeous week of sunshine, and we’re all looking forward to the bank holiday weekend! Before we get down to some serious sunbathing, there’s just enough time to read our weekly round up blog. This week as ever we’ve been busy with a whole host of projects – read on to find out just … Read More

Project Blog: Flix In The Stix

August 23, 2016Uncategorized

3 months ago we began screenings for our rural touring cinema project Flix In The Stix, and what a great success it has been so far! We have currently screened in 6 villages including, Glentham, Lea, Scothern, Corringham, Saxilby and Ingham. The residents have attended in their dozens and have had nothing but high praise … Read More

Weekly Round Up

August 19, 2016Uncategorized

Good afternoon! As always, we’re here with our weekly round up blog, to get you up to date on everything we’ve been doing this week. After a mini-heatwave, it’s back to rain and gloom here in Bethnal Green, but we’re not feeling down about it – we’ve got all these projects to distract ourselves! Lincoln Up … Read More

Guest Post: Vigilante Grade

August 16, 2016Uncategorized

This week’s blog post is very special guest blog from Lucas Roche, who graded our feature film ‘Vigilante’. The following post goes behind the scenes of the post production and sheds light on the incredible work that goes into every scene. I recently completed a grade for new feature film Vigilante, an independent drama produced … Read More

Weekly Round Up

August 12, 2016Uncategorized

Happy Friday! The sun is shining, and we’re all gearing up for the heatwave next week! As always, it’s been a busy week in Lincoln and Bethnal Green. If you’ve missed our posts on social media, you can catch up with our exploits here in this weekly round up blog. Our top story this week: we’ve … Read More

Project Blog: Vigilante Screenings

August 9, 2016Uncategorized

Finishing a feature film is a Huge Deal. As such, the two premieres of Vigilante – one in Lincoln, one in London – had to be as exciting and successful as the film they were showing. Although the hard work of filmmaking and editing was over, a successful premiere takes a lot of time and … Read More

Casting Call!

August 8, 2016Uncategorized

We are looking for actors or voice-over artists to provide voice-over on our Barton History app. We are looking for artists of any gender or age, but you must have a Northern accent. We can record in either London or Lincoln, and the production date will be around the 24th August (TBC). The job is paid … Read More

Weekly Round Up

August 5, 2016Uncategorized

As always, it’s been a busy week here at Blueprint: Film! If you haven’t been following us on Twitter and Facebook, you can catch up on what we’ve been up to every Friday at our weekly round up blog. Short and sweet this week, as we’re all scurrying about working hard on all the various … Read More

Guest Post: Haiku Review, Blueprint Review

August 2, 2016Uncategorized

Unsure of what to see at the cinema? Let our friends over at Blueprint Review help you out! (If you’re wondering if the new Star Trek is any good, you’ve come to the right place.) Feel free to write your own haiku reviews and tweet them at @blueprintrev – you could be featured in next … Read More

Weekly Round Up

July 29, 2016Uncategorized

A fairly short round up from us this week, as the majority of work has been admin, editing and research – not particularly glamorous, but essential to getting all kinds of new and exciting projects! We’ve also had Lorna’s birthday (with donuts) and we’ve started to rearrange our London office space – pictures coming soon … Read More

Films Of The Month: July

July 26, 2016Uncategorized

The sun has gone in. Although it’s still muggy here in Bethnal Green, there’s a definite change from the brilliant sunshine of last week, and as July wraps up we look back on the films and videos we’ve shared this month. The Mill BLACKBIRD This demonstration video showcases the first fully adjustable car rig, which … Read More

Weekly Round Up

July 22, 2016Uncategorized

We’re back! After a brief hiatus last week, the weekly blog is back with updates on all our current projects from shiny adverts to paperclip animation. This week we’ve been sweating through the heatwave as we’re kept busy by everything going on at Blueprint: Film. Lincoln Dave has been travelling across to the famous Winter Gardens in … Read More

PROJECT BLOG: Hoxton Hall Music Video

July 12, 2016Uncategorized

This week our project blog focuses on a Blueprint: Film Academy project; the music video at Hoxton Hall. If you’ve been keeping up with our weekly round ups, you’ll have heard a bit about the process. The screening of the video is tomorrow, and Lorna has been hard at work this week polishing up the … Read More

Weekly Round Up

July 8, 2016Uncategorized

London Chris has been busy finishing the first drafts of our 2 new films for Overmantels. We’re really pleased with how they’ve come together so far and hopefully we will be able to share them next week! We’re also making the final arrangements for our London premiere at the Genesis cinema. Chris popped over this … Read More

Guest Post: Haiku Review, Blueprint Review

July 5, 2016Uncategorized

It’s Haiku Review week, when we collate all of the month’s best Haiku Reviews into one handy seventeen syllable package. Over to our friends at Blueprint: Review, who watch a lot of movies, and clearly also write a lot of poetry. As June flies past in a blur of brilliant sunshine and torrential rain, we’re … Read More

Weekly Round Up

July 1, 2016Uncategorized

Happy July! Last week we posted this blog early, because we had to shoot off to the premiere of our feature film, Vigilante, but that’s not the only exciting thing we’ve had lined up this week! You can catch up with everything we’ve been up to – this week, coming from China! – in this … Read More

Films Of The Month: June

June 28, 2016Uncategorized

A lot has happened this month, both here at Blueprint and, as everyone knows, elsewhere in the world. Amidst all these changes and this uncertainty, it can be good sometimes to take a step back and distract yourself with a good film. Unless you’re working for the government, in which case you probably have other things to … Read More

Weekly Round Up

June 24, 2016Uncategorized

As the sun rises on a newly uncertain future, we at Blueprint are putting aside our reactions for now and focusing on the hugely exciting event of today – we’re all super busy preparing for the premiere of Vigilante in Lincoln! London This week hasn’t only been eventful in politics. Here in Bethnal Green we’ve been running around … Read More

PROJECT BLOG: PlayFinders

June 21, 2016Uncategorized

This week our Project Blog focuses on PlayFinders, an online database of traditional games that aims to keep a record of traditional play, and share new games around the world and for generations to come. We got involved in this exciting and unique project through Paul Drury, PlayFinder’s creator. Over the years, we’ve worked together on … Read More

Weekly Round Up

June 17, 2016Uncategorized

First of all, this week we’ve welcomed Ben to the Lincoln team! He’s already been busy working on our Hidden Histories app for Barton, as well as helping out at the Flix In The Stix screenings. Last night, Dave and Ben went along to Lea to screen Ridley Scott’s “The Martian”. Turnout was good, and … Read More

PROJECT BLOG: Lincoln Fashion Week

June 14, 2016Uncategorized

This week our Project Blog focuses on an exciting project from a few weeks ago. We were commissioned by Lincoln BIG to create a variety of videos to help promote the first edition of Lincoln Fashion Week (and fashion weeks for years to come)! As you’d expect from a fashion show, the event was very glamorous … Read More

Weekly Round Up

June 10, 2016Uncategorized

Notice anything different about us? No, we haven’t changed our hair, but this week’s blog is looking especially sharp in our newly revamped website! There’ll be more changes coming in the near future, including more blogs and exciting new content. So watch this (beautifully designed) space! Lincoln This week the big news is that Flix In … Read More

Guest Post: Haiku Review, Blueprint: Review

June 7, 2016Uncategorized

Are you looking for film reviews in bitesized, seventeen syllable format? Of course you are. Who isn’t?! Luckily, our friends over at Blueprint: Review are here with a round up of the very best Haiku Reviews. It’s the end of another month full of films both unbelievably good and just plain unbelievable. This can only mean … Read More

Weekly Round Up

June 3, 2016Uncategorized

Have you spent the first week of June huddled under umbrellas, gazing despairingly out into the rain? Never fear – our weekly round up blog is here to distract you from whatever the weather is doing this week. We can’t promise it’ll make everything better, but we can definitely help keep your iPhone toasty warm. As … Read More

Films Of The Month: May

June 1, 2016Uncategorized

Suddenly, it’s June. How did that happen? Time flies when you’re having fun, or when you’re marathoning the new series of Bloodline on Netflix. If you’re finished with that and are looking for new things to watch, you’re in the right place! Here is our summary of what we’ve been watching this month. Adverts and … Read More

Weekly Round Up

May 27, 2016Uncategorized

It’s been a busy week here at Blueprint Film, with some of our projects coming to a close and many others being developed. You can see everything we’ve been up to here, conveniently packaged in this weekly round up blog! Lincoln Up in our Lincoln office, Mikaela has been busy editing the footage from last weeks … Read More

Bricking it: LEGO style

May 25, 2016Uncategorized

So unless you’ve been asleep, hiding in a darkened room, or dead for the last few months you’re probably aware that we’ve been rather busy working on a LEGO stop motion animation for the National House Building Council, it’s been a great challenge (in many ways) but we’re incredibly proud of the results and we … Read More

Weekly Round Up

May 20, 2016Uncategorized

After a week of rain it’s been a warm, sunny day here in Bethnal Green! Sun is streaming in, the window panes acting like a magnifying glass while behind it we scurry about like ants, constructing intricate homes from wood pulp, carrying objects up to 3,000 times our own body weight. That metaphor got weird. Let’s … Read More

Project Blog: Flix In The Stix

May 17, 2016Uncategorized

This week our featured project is Flix in the Stix, which is run by our community organisation Blueprint: Film Foundation. A lot is currently being planned and organised, so here’s a post to get you up to date! In case you missed our round up blog updates, Flix in the Stix is a touring cinema, which will … Read More

Weekly Round Up

May 13, 2016Uncategorized

It’s Friday the 13th, and you know what that means… yep, it’s time for our weekly round-up blog! Luckily it looks like the weather didn’t get the spooky memo, as we’ve had glorious sunshine almost all week. As always, it’s been a busy week for everyone, and we have a lot of exciting news to … Read More

Project Focus: Barton Heritage App (Hidden History)

May 10, 2016Uncategorized

It’s been a while since our last Project blog post, but don’t worry – we’re back with an update on our Barton Heritage App! Last year we posted about an exciting new project: a mobile app which allows users to explore the history of Barton town. One year on, we thought we’d update you on … Read More

Weekly Round Up

May 6, 2016Uncategorized

This week has been pretty hectic for us at Blueprint HQ! We’ve got a big announcement (it’s feature film related, be excited), and have lots of major projects either taking off or coming to a close! Plus thanks to the glorious (gloriously rainy) bank holiday we’ve had a four day week to cram it all … Read More

Weekly Round Up

April 29, 2016Uncategorized

In the run up to the first bank holiday of May (how is it May already!?) we’ve been having a busy week here at Blueprint: Film! You can catch up with what we’ve been doing, and read our film reviews for the past week right here, on this weeks round up blog!  LEGO in London … Read More

Films Of The Month: April

April 27, 2016Uncategorized

April is coming to a close, and while we’re hoping it doesn’t fill our bank holiday weekend with it’s trademark showers, we can’t be sure. Fortunately, if -like us- you appreciate the joys of staying inside and not letting the whims of the weather be the ultimate decider of your plans then we have the … Read More

Weekly Round Up

April 22, 2016Uncategorized

With Darren and Dave both on leave this week, Mikaela and Chris have been especially busy holding down the fort in our Lincoln & London offices! Find out what they’ve been busy with here, in this weeks Round Up Blog! Chris has been deep in post production of our LEGO film for the NHBC this week, … Read More

Weekly Round Up

April 15, 2016Uncategorized

It’s been a busy week here at Blueprint HQ – isn’t it always! But we’ve been beavering away particularly hard this week with our current top projects! Down in the London office it’s been business as usual for Chris and Darren who have continued on with the long process of stop motion animation, for our LEGO … Read More

Weekly Round Up!

April 8, 2016Uncategorized

April is here! And it seems it’s brought it’s usual bought of showers, which spelled trouble for Dave and Mikaela this week. We’ve been hunkering down with some big projects which as meant we’re been busy little bees! Find out what we’ve been up to in this weeks Round Up Blog: Hunting Down History Dave … Read More

Guest Post: Haiku Review, Blueprint: Review

April 5, 2016Uncategorized

Boohoo! Boohoo! The time of the month has come where we hand over our precious blog to our brothers & sisters at Blueprint: Review! Not to worry, the blog will be in great hands with those favourable film reviewer! It’s time for their monthly blog takeover, the Haiku Review! Top 10 Haiku Reviews: We’re back! There … Read More

Weekly Round Up

April 1, 2016Uncategorized

We’ve got two whole weeks of projects to update you on this week, since last week we were all too busy swanning about in the Good Friday sun to write a blog! We’ve had lots going on over the past two weeks (even though we had to squeeze it all into 8 days), and we’ve … Read More

Films of The Month: March

March 30, 2016Uncategorized

If you’ve a few free moments this lunchtime, then we have the blog for you! One again, we’ve rounded up our favourite bits and bobs from the wonderful world of the internet, just for your viewing pleasure. From short films, t0 brand new trailers and picks for Netflix, we’ve got everything you need to keep your peepers … Read More

Weekly Round Up

March 18, 2016Uncategorized

This week we’re pleased to announce our first new project with Kent County Council as part of our new 3 year creative framework agreement with them. We’re working on a 30 sec film and social network strategy to highlight and explain the newly introduced Consumer Rights Act and what it means for the general public. … Read More

Project Focus: Hoxton Hall Film Club

March 15, 2016Uncategorized

If you saw our recent Project Focus Blog on Blueprint: Film Academy’s partnership with Genesis Community Housing Association, then you’ll know that we enjoy using our filmmaking skills and sharing our experiences to help inspire the next generation of filmmaker superstars. This project is no different, (Well obviously it’s a little different, but you get the … Read More

Weekly Round Up

March 11, 2016Uncategorized

As always, we’ve been busy little beavers in our Bethnal Green and Lincoln offices this week. We’re so busy in fact, that we’ve been interviewing potential new additions to the team down in London today (good luck if you have an interview!) and CV’s have been arriving in Lincoln for a new intern there too. … Read More

Project Focus: Make Your Own Screen Heritage

March 8, 2016Uncategorized

We’ve got another Project Focus blog for you this week, where we’ll give you a sneaky peak at of one of the projects we’re currently working on. This week we’ve got a fun one that spans multiple boroughs and involves people aged 9-99 (kind of) – our Make Your Own Screen Heritage project! Make Your Own Screen sees … Read More

Weekly Round Up

March 4, 2016Uncategorized

Lots of great goings on in our Bethnal Green and Lincolnshire offices this week, we’re kicking off some really exciting projects and getting ready to complete and release some projects we’ve been working on for a long while now. Catch up with the goings on right here on this weeks Round Up Blog: Serious work … Read More

Guest Post: Haiku Review, Blueprint Review

March 2, 2016Uncategorized

All the Oscars commotion this week and we’re not even allowed to blither on about it on our own blog! Why? Because this week our blog belongs to Blueprint: Review. I shouldn’t even be writing this right now, I’m encroaching on valuable blogging space that now belongs to them. That’s right it’s the wonderful time … Read More

Weekly Round Up

February 26, 2016Uncategorized

We’ve had a whole heap of things going on this week,  with big news for the company in & out of the workplace! You’ll have to read on to find out more, in this weeks Round Up Blog. Down In London Chris has spent most of his week swapping the comfort of our Bethnal Green office, … Read More

Films of the Month: Feburary

February 24, 2016Uncategorized

Short Films The short film category has made a comeback this month! Unfortunately it only features one film (sad times). We love film in any format, give us a short film, give us a feature, we’ll always let director off for numbing out butts for 3-hours (Tarantino I’m looking at you) and we even like those … Read More

Weekly Round Up

February 19, 2016Uncategorized

It’s been a fantastic week across our studios in Lincoln and London this week! We’ve been revisiting our childhoods on some of our most fun filled projects! Find out more below, with this weeks Round Up Blog! What’s been happening? Remember last week we meniotned a slightly secretive commission we’d received from the National House … Read More

Project Focus: Blueprint Film Academy & Genesis

February 17, 2016Uncategorized

Last year we were funded by Genesis Housing Association in London to provide a free filmmaking course to unemployed young people in Woodberry Down. Genesis are working hard to improve the Woodberry Down area, building a positive, thriving environment for it’s residents and we’re very pleased to say that our collaboration with the organisation is continuing in 2016! … Read More

Weekly Round Up

February 12, 2016Uncategorized

This week we’ve been travelling across the city of London with Blueprint: Film Foundation, starting our latest community projects! First up, Laura has been in Woodberry Down, where she hosted the first workshop in our 11-week course of free filmmaking workshops for young people aged 18-25. The project is being funded by Genesis Housing Association, who are … Read More

Weekly Round Up

February 5, 2016Uncategorized

It’s been a pretty exciting week for Blueprint: Film especially down in our Bethnal Green office. Chris and Darren have been whizzing around to meetings all over London and Milton Keynes. Unfortunately in true Blueprint fashion we can’t tell you anything. At all. Literally all I’m allowed to say is that meetings have taken place, … Read More

Weekly Round Up

January 29, 2016Uncategorized

It’s payday! Everyone jump for joy, we made it through January and evaded the dreaded January Blues for another year! Huzzah! 2016 is well under way and the work is picking up and rolling in for Blueprint. We have a few exciting new contracts that we’ve been securing this week (you’ll here all about it … Read More

Films Of The Month: January

January 26, 2016Uncategorized

It’s the best blog of the month! Yep, Films of The Month is back and bigger than ever (basically we had loads of time to watch stuff over Christmas, and now we have time to chat to you about it). What better way to beat the January Blues than to curl up with some of … Read More

Weekly Round-Up

January 22, 2016Uncategorized

Awards season is upon us! It’s been difficult to drag ourselves away from all the film news and nomination speculation this week, we’re filmmakers at heart after all, but we’ve had plenty of projects to keep us busy. Find out what’s been distracting us all week below (and read about 700 film reviews from Mikaela who … Read More

Weekly Round Up

January 15, 2016Uncategorized

In our second week back in the office, we’re well and truly back into the swing of things here at Blueprint! Both the Lincoln and London offices have had a solid week flexing their creative muscles this week; find out more below: Fighting Fit in Lincoln Mikaela and Dave had a meeting with Neville at Eiryukan Aikido … Read More

Funny Celebrity Interviews

January 13, 2016Uncategorized

Back in 2010 we put together a mischievously doctored collection of Funny Celebrity Interviews for our friends over at Blueprint: Review.  You can view the video below. “Why are you telling us this?” I hear you say. Well, we’re going to be bringing Funny Celebrity Videos back! Yes, we’re planning on making these a regular feature … Read More

Weekly Round Up

January 8, 2016Uncategorized

The Blueprint team are back in the real world this week (as opposed to the mystical time-vortex that is the Christmas break) and all the better for it. As nice as it is, there’s only so much sitting down, eating and online sale-browsing that can be done before the creative fingers start to itch again. Here’s … Read More

Weekly Round Up

December 11, 2015Uncategorized

As the worlds Christmas shopping deadlines near, so do ours. It’s been heads down here at Blueprint: Film as next week marks our final week in the office (wahey!). So when we haven’t been blaring out Christmas music and showing off our absolutely shocking carol voices (really, we might as well be yodelling), we’ve been … Read More

Guest Post: Haiku Review, Blueprint Review

December 8, 2015Uncategorized

In the run-up to Christmas we’ve had the usual influx of noteworthy films popping up in Cinemas, here at Blueprint we do our best to see as many as possibly and give you little 1 paragraph reviews on our weekly round-up blogs. But if those reviews are just too long for you (we have no idea … Read More

Weekly Round Up!

December 4, 2015Uncategorized

It’s here! It’s officially December and we’re all extremely excited. Probably a little too excited, but that’s okay. If you’ve been following us on Twitter you’ll notice the tweets have been getting a lot more festive, and a lot cuter. Follow us at @Blueprintfilm for lots of great film updates, general Christmassy natter and lots … Read More

Weekly Round Up!

November 27, 2015Uncategorized

Four weeks from today, we’ll all be sitting around a roaring fire wearing silly hats and eating inordinate amounts of turkey. It will also definitely be snowing outside. That’s right Christmas is a month from now and though we’re sticking to our strict Christmas no-songs-until-the-first rule (Tuesday is so close now) we are getting more … Read More

Films of the Month: November

November 24, 2015Uncategorized

It’s our favourite time of the month again; where we get to chat about all the films we’re excited to see, and recommend the best things we’ve been binge watching on Netflix. So there’s no need to brave the arctic weather to find something to do, just sit tight, grab a cuppa and catch up with … Read More

Weekly Round Up

November 20, 2015Uncategorized

Lincoln enjoyed its Christmas lights switch on on Thursday – though many areas of London already welcomed the Christmas spirit with a switch on in early November- so we’re all feeling a building sense of merriment here at Blueprint HQ. To keep ourselves in check we’re exercising a strict No-Christmas-Songs-Until-December policy. We’re certainly not a bunch … Read More

Project Focus: Genesis Community Workshops

November 17, 2015Uncategorized

On this not-so-sunny Tuesday we thought we’d zoom in on one of our current projects to give you a better idea of the ins-and-outs of some of the things we do here at Blueprint! We try to do this every month, and for November we’ve chosen to spotlight our Filmmaking course in collaboration with Genesis … Read More

Weekly Round Up

November 13, 2015Uncategorized

Things -though busy- have been a bit quiet for us here at Blueprint: Film this week! Not because we haven’t had things to do (there’s always plenty to do) but because half the team has been prancing around the world on their holidays! While Darren has been having a well deserved break in Paris, David … Read More

Weekly Round Up

November 6, 2015Uncategorized

It’s here! The weekend is here! No we’re joking, we’re actually excited because it’s the round up blog!(Which does also signify that the weekend is here). This week our Lincoln office has been especially busy with some exciting new projects, read on to find out more! What have we been up to? NCS Dave has … Read More

Guest Post: Haiku Review, Blueprint Review

November 3, 2015Uncategorized

“Where have you been!” We hear you cry. Blueprint: Review missed the guest post last month (boooo), not to worry though this month everything is back to normal (hooray!) and we’ve had a fantastic time reading through the last two months of your weird & wonderful reviews. So once again it’s over to our brothers … Read More

Weekly Round Up

October 30, 2015Uncategorized

Winter is quickly drawing in, but the cold weather can’t keep us out of the office! It’s been business as usual here at Blueprint HQ, read on to find out more about all the projects that have been keeping us busy up in Lincoln and down in London. Busy In Bethnal Green Genesis This week … Read More

October: Films of the Month

October 27, 2015Uncategorized

It’s that time of the month again! Last weekend the clocks went back, which for many may mean that days feel shorter and it’s already dark when you leave work.. but for you film buffs and movie lovers we know it means so much more; it’s the perfect time for binge watching! No more annoying … Read More

Weekly Round-Up

October 23, 2015Uncategorized

As October is drawing to a close we’ve noticed that autumn is well and truly here. We’ve even had to turn on the office heating; the true British signifier that summer has been dismissed. This weekend the clocks will go back – and we’ll all be very glad for that extra Sunday morning hour. Before … Read More

Japan Festival: In Pictures

October 13, 2015Uncategorized

Japan Festival has come to a close for another year and we’re sad to see it go! We had a wonderful time at the festival, and it’s broad range of events gave us the opportunity to work alongside a variety of amazing and talented people from across the globe. Here’s a summary of what happened, … Read More

Round Up Blog

October 2, 2015Uncategorized

October is here but thankfully the warm weather has stayed with us we welcome in Japan Festival! As can be expected, we’ve had an absolutely crazy week slotting the final pieces of the festival together ready for tomorrow! For this weeks Round Up, have a little more info about what we’ve got coming up! What’s … Read More

September: Films Of The Month

September 29, 2015Uncategorized

The end of the month brings two wonderful things: payday, and the films of the month blog. As usual, we’ve spent the month ignoring all the events Lincoln and London have to offer, in favour binge-watching our free time away so that we can bring you the best of the best for September. Grab a … Read More

Weekly Round-Up

September 25, 2015Uncategorized

We’re sure some of you are filling up with that Friday Feeling this afternoon, but here at Blueprint we’re excitedly (and rather nervously) starting the countdown to Japan Festival! As you can imagine it’s been a nail-biting week for us, but in true Blueprint fashion, there’s been plenty more than that keeping us busy up … Read More

Weekly Round Up!

September 18, 2015Uncategorized

It’s finally Friday again and that means another of our Weekly Round Up’s! This week we’ve had lots of preparation and promotion for our upcoming Japan Festival, and plenty more to keep us on our toes. Read the full story below! Japan Festival! On Thursday we faced the freshers over at the University of Lincoln to tell … Read More

Weekly Round Up!

September 11, 2015Uncategorized

It’s the second week of September, which means we are now less than 1 month away from Japan Festival 2015! As you can probably guess it has been an absolutely wild week here at Blueprint HQ, so read on to get the full low-down on what this creative agency has been up to! Japan Festival … Read More

Weekly Round-Up

September 4, 2015Uncategorized

Where has summer gone!? The icy British wind has made a sudden appearance and whisked away any hopes of a warm September. But work does not stop when good weather does, so it’s been onward and upward for Blueprint! Pizza Express Moments So last week we revealed that we’ve been working on an online marketing campaign … Read More

Weekly Round Up!

August 28, 2015Uncategorized

It’s Friday again! And what a beautiful Friday it’s been. We’ve been blessed with what hopefully isn’t the last of the summer sun today, which is great because we’ve been out and about! Get the lowdown on all things Blueprint: Film right here, on the blog. Our secret client: Revealed! That’s right, we’ve been talking … Read More

August: Films of the Month

August 27, 2015Uncategorized

August is drawing to a close. It’s been a pretty (extremely) busy month for us here at Blueprint HQ, but we’ve still got time for everyones favourite blog. Well, my favourite blog..  it gives me an excuse to do one of my favourite past times: watching things, and writing about things I’ve watched. This month we … Read More

Weekly Round-Up

August 21, 2015Uncategorized

This week has been a hectic week of planning and nail-biting for Blueprint: Film, we have some huge projects and nerve-wracking deadlines on the horizon but the challenges don’t scare us! In fact we’re really excited to share some of our hard work with you, so here it is: The Round Up Blog. Grab a … Read More

Weekly Round-Up

August 14, 2015Uncategorized

It’s been another crazy week for Blueprint: Film, starting with four of us crammed into our little Lincoln office! Chris left his glamorous London life to join the rest of us, returning to his Lincolnshire roots for this weeks projects, which left poor Darren as a lone ranger in our East London studio! Japan Festival 2015 … Read More

Weekly Round-Up!

August 7, 2015Uncategorized

The first week of August. We’re glad it’s been warm enough to walk because these tube strikes would be bringing Chris and Darren some trouble down in London. Work this week has taken them not just to Bethnal Green, but all across the capital. Up in Lincoln we’ve not had such trouble (though we all … Read More

Guest Post: Haiku Review, Blueprint Review

August 6, 2015Uncategorized

Are you stuck wondering what to watch? Maybe you have some ideas but you don’t want to waste time watching a film that turns out to be absolutely terrible.. But reading a review just takes so long! If this sounds like you (it probably doesn’t) then we have a solution! Haiku Reviews! That’s right Blueprint … Read More

Weekly Round-Up!

July 31, 2015Uncategorized

The sun is back! Alas, before you head off to the beer gardens of the world, let us give you the lowdown on what’s up in Lincoln and London. Well, just what’s up in our offices really. That’s what’s important. What’s ‘Appening? Up in Lincoln this week, Stephen our resident App developer has been a very … Read More

Festival 800

July 29, 2015Uncategorized

We’re been very busy over the past few months since we finished our last Magna Carta inspired project, Radiating Signals. The project keeping us on our toes, awake at night and generally occupying most of chris’ brain has been Festival800. Festival800 takes place in Lincoln between 28 August – 6 September 2015 across a range … Read More

July: Films Of The Month

July 28, 2015Uncategorized

Ah, summery July. What’s better than a month of warm sunshine? Probably not much, unfortunately we weren’t blessed with much this July and as I look out of window of our cosy Lincoln office, my eyes are graced with only rain. And grey. Thankfully that faithful grey sky over Britain has given us plenty of … Read More

Weekly Round-Up

July 24, 2015Uncategorized

Once again it’s been a wild week at Blueprint HQ and we’ve really been making the most of our skill sets! Radio plays, events, video production, filmmaking workshops and website design, you name it, we’ve been busy with it! Grab a cuppa and read on to find out what’s new in the world of Blueprint. … Read More

Weekly Round-Up!

July 17, 2015Uncategorized

Have you missed us? You have haven’t you. It’s been two weeks since our last update, so naturally we have plenty to tell you! We’ve been very busy little creatives with a hectic schedule in both London and Lincoln, but we always have time for a chat on the blog. Grab that cuppa, settle in … Read More

Guest Post: Haiku Review, Blueprint Review

July 14, 2015Uncategorized

Have you missed us? We’re sorry there were no blog posts last week! Mikaela decided to swan off to Budapest instead of maintaining our social media presence. How selfish. This week however, we’ve got an old favourite for you: Haiku Review! That’s right, this week our Brothers and Sisters over at Blueprint: Review have condensed … Read More

Weekly Round Up

July 3, 2015Uncategorized

Heatwave week. It’s been a pretty big week for the team at Blueprint: Film, which has meant working like absolute maniacs through the 3 billion degree heat. I’m exaggerating slightly, but this is the UK; we’re just not built for hot weather. I’m very surprised we all made it through Wednesday without melting into teeny puddles of liquid. … Read More

June: Films Of The Month

June 30, 2015Uncategorized

So we’ve reached everyone’s favourite time again. Not summer, though it is evidently glorious outside and we couldn’t be happier about it! No. it’s time for our Films Of The Month blog. Once again we’ve spent the month trawling through the best short films, video content and top picks for all you Netflix users out … Read More

Weekly Round Up

June 26, 2015Uncategorized

It’s been another busy week at Blueprint HQ. In fact it feels like it’s gone almost too fast, how is it Friday already! Both of our offices have been pretty lonely places this week, as we’ve been letting our desks get dusty in favour of lots of practical work out and about! The Big Smoke … Read More

Japan Festival 2015: Mini Film Festival

June 23, 2015Uncategorized

If you’ve been keeping up with our blogs for the last couple of months (if you haven’t you’re missing out!) you’ll be aware of the Festival of Japanese Culture that we are hosting in Lincoln this October. It’s very exciting stuff. From Saturday 3rd to Saturday 10th October 2015 we’ll be celebrating the colourful culture of … Read More

Weekly Round-Up

June 19, 2015Uncategorized

Happy Friday! With as busy a week as it’s been for us at Blueprint: Film, we’re pretty excited for the up coming weekend. We bet you are swell, but as always first things first: grab a cuppa, get comfy and get updated! A New Addition Blueprint have a new member! Well not really, in fact … Read More

Weekly Round Up!

June 12, 2015Uncategorized

It’s Friday, and once again it’s a glorious one. The suns out and today marks the release Orange Is The New Black season 3. What could be better? Before you settle in for the evening binge watching everyone’s favourite lady-inmates, it’s time to grab a cuppa and find out all that’s new with Blueprint: Film this week. … Read More

For Filmmakers: Top Ten Twitter Accounts

June 11, 2015Uncategorized

It’s time for our monthly blog specifically designed to help out all our fellow filmmakers! Well, it was time on Tuesday, we’re very sorry it’s late but we’ve been incredibly busy with a lot of exciting projects this week. You can read about what’s been filling up our time this week in tomorrow’s Weekly Round-Up post! You … Read More

Weekly Round-Up

June 5, 2015Uncategorized

That glorious Friday afternoon feeling has us all glowing in the offices today! That and the rays from this mystical sun we’ve suddenly been blessed with. Hopefully it’ll stick around for a little longer this time (until at least mid-October would be preferable, we want good weather for our up-coming Japan Festival)! Before we all run … Read More

Guest Post: Haiku Review, Blueprint Review

June 3, 2015Uncategorized

It’s Guest-Post time again! Once a month we hand over the Blueprint: Film blog to our brothers and sisters at Blueprint: Review so you get to read something a little different. Well, not that different, it’s still all about films, but we’re filmmakers, what did you expect? Haiku Review: Film of The Month Hello, from … Read More

Weekly Round-Up

May 29, 2015Uncategorized

Blueprint: Film have been up north again! Well, just north of London really. We’ve been up Midlands. In the coming weeks Lincolnshire are celebrating the 800th anniversary of the sealing of the Magna Carta. They are the proud owners of one of only four of the original documents and as creatives, we couldn’t stay away … Read More

May: Films of The Month

May 26, 2015Uncategorized

So it’s that fateful week-after-the-bank-holiday, and what a beautiful weekend it’s been. May has blessed us with two long weekends this month, and has somehow managed to forget to tarnish them with rain. BBQ’s ahoy! But, if you got carried away this weekend and are still feeling a little worse for wear, we’re here to rescue … Read More

Weekly Round-Up

May 22, 2015Uncategorized

Business As Usual We’ve had a solid week at Blueprint HQ beavering away with all the different projects we’ve been talking about this month. Dave has been working alongside Shooting Fish to edit some News-bulletin style radio plays we created in a community workshop recently. Many fun and gruelling hours spent adding hilarious and often … Read More

The Ropewalk: Barton Town Mobile App

May 19, 2015Uncategorized

Here at Blueprint: Film HQ we’re always running around with what seems like a million different projects on the go. We just love a bit of everything; video production, events management, live streaming.. you can catch a light summary of all of that, and what we’re all up to every week on the Round-Up blog. Once … Read More

Weekly Round-up

May 15, 2015Uncategorized

It’s Cannes film festival week! Someone remind me why we didn’t go this year? Aside from shying away from social media outlets and all their Cannes-filled glory, we’ve been having another fun week here at Blueprint (not as fun as if we’d been at Cannes, but win some, lose some). Vigilante As we mentioned last … Read More

For Filmmakers: Top 10 DVD Commentaries

May 13, 2015Uncategorized

As filmmakers and creatives, we sometimes consume films in a different way to our audiences. Being a film production company in the process of completing a feature film sometimes makes the viewing experience completely different.  We can sit for hours deconstructing a film and wondering what it was like for the crew on set; Did the scene turn … Read More

Weekly Round-up!

May 8, 2015Uncategorized

It’s round-up time again! Here’s the latest on what’s been happening with Blueprint: Film this week! Everyone’s up in Lincoln! This week, the London office has been completely empty! We all enjoyed our bank holiday day off, but it’s been a rather great working-week (or four days) in Lincoln in the world of Blueprint. Mikaela has … Read More

Guest Post: Haiku Review, Blueprint: Review

May 5, 2015Uncategorized

It’s guest post time! This week we hear from our brothers & sisters at Blueprint: Review! Haiku Review: April top 10 All through the month at Blueprint: Review we’ve been pouring over lengthy films and condensing our reviews into tiny little Haiku’s for your reading pleasure. We’ve challenged our Twitter friends to do the same and now … Read More

Weekly Round-Up

May 1, 2015Uncategorized

It’s been a busy week in the Blueprint offices, we’ve been working lots and we’ve been watching lots, so grab a cup of tea and settle down for our weekly-round-up! Choices Launch First thing’s first, today marks the launch of our short film ‘Choices’. Choices was made in collaboration with the Lincolnshire Homeless Strategy Group … Read More

April: Films of The Month

April 29, 2015Uncategorized

The weather Gods have not blessed us today. After a solid few weeks of sun, we’ve been cursed with miserable, miserable rain. On the plus side, what better a time to curl up, shut the curtains, grab a cup of tea and make your way down our curated list of the best film & video content this … Read More

Magna Carta | Radiating Signals

April 27, 2015Uncategorized

As most of you are probably aware, 2015 marks the 800th anniversary of the sealing of the Magna Carta. The founding document of our modern day democratic society. There are only 4 remaining original documents, one of which is housed in Lincoln Castle. Lincoln has therefore been thrust into the limelight as part of the … Read More

Weekly Round-Up

April 24, 2015Uncategorized

A new face! Blueprint have welcomed a new team member! Mikaela is a recent graduate from Lincoln University’s Media Production course and specialised in Video Production and Filmmaking. She will be working predominantly out of our office in Lincoln, but is spending her first two weeks here in London at The Pill Box in Bethnal … Read More

For Filmmakers: Top 5 Documentaries on Film

April 14, 2015Uncategorized

We love making-of features, anything that gives us an insight into film production, from scriptwriting all the way through the post-production; we love analysing film and watching/listening to other people’s analysis. Luckily for us and other filmmakers is the sheer volume of video content that caters for this, and we consume a lot. Here are our … Read More

Guest Post: Haiku Review

April 7, 2015Uncategorized

We’ve got a guest post from Blueprint: Review this week, because sharing is caring. Haiku Review: March Top 10 As always, we’ve syphoned (or suffered) many haikus this month to bring you our favourite ones. And remember, join in and write your very own Haiku Review; tweet your haiku with #haikureview and @blueprintrev and we’ll retweet them all … Read More

March: Films of the Month

March 31, 2015Uncategorized

For Your Viewing Pleasure If you’re at work, we suggest you feign a stomach ache, slip your iPad into your jacket, cuddle its steely interface and race to the bathroom, lock that door and settle down for a good 27+ minutes of ecstasy for the eyes and soul. We’ve herded our favourite scenes, trailers, shorts, … Read More

Weekly Round-Up

March 27, 2015Uncategorized

What We’ve Been Up To: Darren’s been traversing across Scotland scouting for locations which was predictably amazing. There’s plenty to consider including where to source the crew from, travel requirements, is there a decent pub nearby for those early mornings that turn into late afternoon into early evening into a desperate thirst for a nice … Read More

Into Film: See It Make It

March 26, 2015Uncategorized

For the past two months, we’ve been working with four film clubs in the East Midlands as a part of Into Film’s See It, Make It project: WHO ARE INTO FILM? Into Film is a new charity born from the legacy of two leading film education charities, FILMCLUB and First Light. Both organisations had considerable … Read More

Weekly Round-Up

March 20, 2015Uncategorized

The week rounded off with a stunning solar eclipse that the UK hasn’t seen the likes of since 1999. Back then, the day after my 9th birthday, I was in my Grandparent’s garden in Scotland, staring up at the sky and feeling in awe of the greatness I was witnessing: the experience is nicely summed … Read More

Project: Marvellous Me

March 17, 2015Uncategorized

Lincoln-based Invisible Arts have created a newly commissioned theatre piece called Marvellous Me! targeting Key Stage 2, which engages with mental health and well-being. We’ve spent the past couple of weeks collaborating with the educational arts organisation to create the digital content that accompanies the show, along with the Marvellous Me branding and Education pack … Read More

Weekly Round-Up

March 13, 2015Uncategorized

There are going to be 3 Fridays this year that fall on the 13th, which is more than the average and thus cements the fact that this year brings with it impending failure. Nothing you do will amount to the success you’ve dreamed up in your head, anything new you try will render you a … Read More

Top 5 Podcasts for Filmmakers

March 10, 2015Uncategorized

Podcasts are an amazing medium, their accessibility means that you can indulge in your interests from pretty much anywhere, from the comfort of your car, bed, toilet, office or on a long, meandering walk in the wilderness where you can blissfully ignore the boastful, blossoming Blackthorn in favour of the sweet hum of a stranger’s … Read More

Weekly Round-Up

March 6, 2015Uncategorized

News of the imminent heatwave hitting the UK this weekend has caused mayhem in the office; jumpers tossed aside, Beach Boys blaring out the speakers and ice creams for everyone! Well, this is what we would be doing, but over the years we’ve grown skeptical of March; she swans in with her lighter evenings, sunnier … Read More

Guest Post: Haiku Review, Blueprint: Review

March 3, 2015Uncategorized

We’ve got a guest post from Blueprint: Review this week, because sharing is caring. Haiku Review Is Back Occasionally beautiful, frequently stupid, almost always nonsensical – we’re back with a whole parade of Haiku Film Reviews from our contributors, our staff (including Blueprint: Film Team!) and our Twitter Friends. We’ve included Haiku’s for our film … Read More

Weekly Round-Up

February 27, 2015Uncategorized

It’s the last week of the glorious month of February; she brought blue skies, sunlight, pancakes and, most importantly, Frank Underwood’s return. Slightly cruel for Netflix to release the entire 13 episodes of House of Cards on a Friday… How are we supposed to concentrate when the leader of the Free World is running us … Read More

Films of the Month

February 24, 2015Uncategorized

Films of the Month Welcome to the first ‘Films of the Month’ blog post. Each month we’ll bring you a run down of the top shorts, clips, trailers, music videos we’ve been compelled to share. They’ll be posted to our twitter each Friday and then find their way onto this lovely blog. LE GOUFFRE First, … Read More

Weekly Round-Up

February 20, 2015Uncategorized

PANCAKES AND PINTEREST This week was pretty exciting for us because we started flexing our social media muscles and expanded our reach all the way to Pinterest. You can now browse through our boards, ranging from film-making, to pugs, to innovative designs, to things that inspire us. This week was also pretty great because of … Read More

Literacy Project: Back Story

February 16, 2015Uncategorized

HOW FAR WOULD GO TO ACHIEVE YOUR DREAMS?   On February 12th, Shooting Fish Theatre Company presented Back Story at Trinity Arts Centre, Gainsborough, for which Blueprint created multimedia. Back Story was written by young people from the Foundry Learning Centre in Gainsborough, with the support of professional artists from Shooting Fish, as part of … Read More

Weekly Round-Up

February 13, 2015Uncategorized

  As the calender’s most superfluous celebration dawns upon us, we must be faced with a barrage of all things cute, lovely and pink – Labour got in there nice and early with their new pink bus, designed to attract female voters after scientists discovered that females’ ovaries act as magnets when they are in … Read More

Weekly Round-Up

February 6, 2015Uncategorized

February is a pretty excellent month February is the last month of Winter. February is home to Shrove Tuesday. February is the month to bid goodbye to sad January promises and embrace a ‘Got to Eat to Heat’ mantra. In summary, it’s still bone-chillingly cold, you’re allowed to pick up the fork and Pancake Day … Read More

Weekly Round-Up

January 30, 2015Uncategorized

And that’s the first month of the year out of the way, happened pretty quick huh? The internet was a flutter with ridicule/admiration/loathing/dismay for the French couple who wanted to name their child Nutella; rather brazenly, this is the week that we changed our name to Blueprint: Film. Rather than cower away from the dissent, … Read More

Weekly Round-Up

January 23, 2015Uncategorized

How ye dain the day, hen? Did yeh ken that its Burn’s Night this Sunday? In honour of the occasion that calls for the masses to chow down on sheep’s pluck, beef fat and lung stock: Haggis, I figured I would attempt to lace my post with Scottish jargon, but it is very hard and … Read More

Weekly Round-Up

January 16, 2015Uncategorized

Our Hero Of The Week: Leslie Knope, aka Amy Poehler     Why?   Well, firstly, because I have only just discovered Parks and Recreation and it may be my favourite thing since discovering that you can stand outside Starbucks and still get their WiFi without having to buy a beverage that will burn your … Read More

Welcome to 2015

January 5, 2015Uncategorized

Welcome to 2015 and our first blog post of the year. We hope you had an excellent break and are rested and ready to begin making waves in 2015. I’m not saying I can see into the future, but, I feel as though its going to be a pretty good year. Pretty good. It is … Read More

2014 in Review

December 19, 2014Uncategorized

2014 was a treasure trove of projects, events, people and places. We thought we’d share some of our highlights January Dance Multimedia Project – We worked with ArtsNK to put on an elaborate and fairly ethereal performance where their dancers interacted with projected animations, which we produced.   February Identity Exhibition –  Combining an audio … Read More