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.
Dave has been travelling across to the famous Winter Gardens in Blackpool to get trained up in live streaming PDC Darts events. We have some future work coming up with our friends over at NOSP, so it’s a good time to improve skills! As the picture shows it’s a spectacular venue, although we were in one of the back rooms with a basic dart board set up so we could practice. It was great to meet the team, which included some of the top spotters in the business, one of whom is a Countdown champion!
We’ve also started our Some Like it Hot screenings at Flix in the Stix. The heat outside has kept the audiences a little smaller than last month, but we still got a good turn out at Lea and Ingham. Tonight we’ll see if Scothern can top their record breaking audience for Lady in the Van – 88!
Meanwhile, Mikaela has been busy co-ordinating our autumn-winter Flix In The Stix season, programming the latest selection of films and co-ordinating dates for screenings for the next 4 months. We’ve started to plan our special Christmas screenings too and taking suggestions for Christmas films! We’ve updated the website with the new programme (check it out!), and we’ll be screening Chef, Spectre, Brooklyn, Casablanca, Rear Window and another round of Lady In The Van for villages that didn’t have it previously – Maggie Smith is in serious demand. Ben has also emailed round a press release for our Tintin screenings, which we think will be a great family get together once the schools have broken up.
Down in scorching London, the team has been scattered this week as we work on various projects. Chris has been off filming for NCS this week, and today he’s filming across London for a video game documentary – it’s non-stop! Have a look at our instagram and Twitter feeds for in-the-moment action shots like this one!
Meanwhile, Lorna has been working with Max, who has been here on work experience for the last two weeks. As well as getting introduced to the wonderful world of databases, Max has worked with Lorna and Darren to create an epic stop motion animation film using only paperclips, paper and a sharpie (and an apple, spoilers!). Given these limited resources, the end result is looking fantastic! The film will be polished up early next week, so watch this space…
Here’s a still from the movie – top left, our hero Clip saves a child from a burning building. Yep. The stakes are high.
What We’ve Watched
It’s a long one.