2014 was a treasure trove of projects, events, people and places.
We thought we’d share some of our highlights
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.
Identity Exhibition – Combining an audio piece with photography to look into issues surrounding immigration and identity, which was funded by Awards For All. We interviewed Lincoln residents, both British-born and those coming from other countries, to hear their opinions on the divisive topic. The photography simplified complex ideas of identity and belonging to create a piece that celebrated peoples’ similarities and their differences.
Dance Factor 2014 – We produced vibrant videos for the entrants of Dance Factor 2014, a competition for young people in and around Lincoln. ArtsNK ran the event, which we also documented, producing DVD copies for all involved.
Eminox – Eminox commissioned us to create an innovative film that would demonstrate the benefits of the SCRT exhaust solution to potential customers. The film contains archive footage, time-lapse photography and motion graphics that convey Eminox’s product in a visually stimulating yet succinct manner.
QJS – We produced a corporate video for QJS, who are specialist suppliers of Washdown Equipment, cleaning systems and accessories to the food and beverage manufacturing industries.
NCS – Our partnership with the Education Business Partnership in producing films for Nation Citizen Service graduation ceremonies continued with the Spring Season.
Haven High Workshops – As part of Cultural Solutions’ ongoing Alchemy Project in Boston, we worked with students at Haven High School to create a short superhero film trailer using iPads.
NCS – Once again we worked with the EBP, this time to just produce one film for the pilot Easter NCS season.
LOV Festival Music Video Workshop – We worked with young people in Grantham to plan and produce a music video in only one day! Considering the time restraints, the group did a mighty fine job and the young local band Monochrome Empire got a great video out of it.
Photo Walks – We began fortnightly photography workshops with adults suffering from mental health issues at the Shine Centre in Lincoln.
The Cannes Film Festival – Chris and Darren disappeared for a fortnight to watch tonnes of films, schmooze with celebrities and pimp out our feature film, Vigilante!
B-Fest – Blueprint documented this exciting youth festival, organised by Boston young people with support from Cultural Solutions. The day long event featured everything from graffiti workshops to martial arts to an amazing beatbox group. We also designed the promotional material for the event.
Amazing Aviation – Blueprint created the multimedia aspects of Cultural Solutions’ educational show, which taught school children around Lincolnshire about the county’s great aviation heritage. As part of the process we even created an excellent spoof music video! We also documented the process to produce a promotional video about the show.
London! – Blueprint opened their London office in July, leaving David back in Lincoln and bringing a new full-time staff member on board, Rebecca.
Arabeska – Blueprint documented this project, run by Shooting Fish Theatre Company, which saw young people in Gainsborough devise and produce their own stage play. The piece was written and performed by professionals and enjoyed a sell out performance. Blueprint also put together multimedia elements for the show and designed the poster.
Not Sure, Don’t Open the Door – In association with Cultural Solutions, we helped a group of young police cadets from Boston to produce a short film to tackle the issue of rogue traders.
NCS – The NCS project rolled on yet again, keeping David very busy over in Lincoln.
Robin Hood Tales – Blueprint produced an audio drama for writer, Orit Ollier; the piece examined Middle East politics in a surreal fashion.
Japanese Festival – Blueprint put on a Japanese festival at the Lexus showroom in Lincoln, to promote a new car. The day was a huge success, incorporating a variety of aspects of Japanese culture, from mouthwatering food to origami to calligraphy.
One Me – We had the pleasure of filming Jade Etherington, the most successful female British Winter Paralympian of all time, for a video promoting One Me, a new charity being set up to help young people achieve their training and career dreams.
Goole Bonfire – Blueprint worked with Shooting Fish Theatre Company to produce a film for Goole Town Council’s annual Bonfire Night celebrations. The film used an innovative mix of shadow performance, illustration and animation to create a beautiful film about love during the First World War.
NCS – The final winter season of NCS brought the project to a close for the year. Luckily for David, Chris came back this time to help put together 3 films for the nationwide initiative.
Bowls Streaming – November saw the start of an ongoing job for Blueprint, running and vision mixing live online streaming of professional indoor bowls. The stream goes out to betting services around the world. We have been hired by Nigel Oldfield Sports Promotions for this and the work will continue throughout 2015.
Access to Art Exhibition – We worked with a group of unemployed Lincoln residents to produce a photography exhibition which delves into Lincoln’s past as well as showcasing what the group learnt through workshops run by Blueprint.
Vale Academy Workshop – David and Darren have both been into Vale Academy in Brigg this year to help advise media students on their final film projects.
Lincolnshire Homeless Strategy Group – We produced a moving, poetic film to help the group send a powerful message out to people about homelessness.
And, that sums up a spectacular year at Blueprint – we can’t wait to see what 2015 will bring.
For now we’re off for Christmas and we leave you with one last gift.
Merry Christmas, Love Blueprint xx