Freelance job: Liverpool Creative Community Filmmaker

Help young people to make a 15 minute film about the Royal School for the Blind, Liverpool.

Image depicting marchers with banner that reads 'State aid for the blind. Not charity but social justice' Credit - Jimmy O'Rourke

Help us to tell the story of the Royal School for the Blind, Liverpool as part of the national HLF funded project – History of Place.

The Creative Community Filmmaker will work closely with a Technical Assistant, a Project Coordinator and participants to create a short film, 10-15 minutes, which reflects the story and context of the Royal School for the Blind, Liverpool. We will also require a shorter, 2-3 minutes, version anticipated to be included in the ‘Changing Attitudes’ section of the AHOP exhibition at the Museum of Liverpool.

Through a series of workshops with local young people aged approximately 10-18, the Creative Community Filmmaker will be the lead Director and will nurture the community collaboration on all elements of the films creation. The film will tell the story of the school and reflect its relevance through the years. It will explore archives, place and local stories while combining visual interpretation with audio and creative responses which reflects the vibrant sense of place and its impact. It will be important to include the voices of people with a visual impairment, from both the past (via archive) and the present (via workshop participants). The film workshops will need to be engaging for young people with a range of abilities and experience. Ideally we are seeking applicants with a lived experience of disability or at minimum an understanding of the social model of disability. The final film will be fully accessible, to include audio description and BSL interpretation as a minimum requirement.

The material will be shot and collated on location at various places in Liverpool. Alongside the film, History of Place is also delivering digital game making workshops and it is hoped that some material from the filmmaking workshops may also feed into the games.
All film content will be edited by the Accentuate Editor for final presentation as part of Disability History Month in November 2017 and possible inclusion in the exhibition at Museum of Liverpool in January 2018. All film equipment will be provided.

Fee and Timescale

The fee for the role is £230 + Vat per day for a maximum of 12 days . Travel and expenses for each film will be met subject to approval.

The Royal School for the Blind, Liverpool film programme will run two days a week during the school summer holiday in July and August 2017. We request the applicant to be flexible to suit the needs of the participants.

A full timetable of work will be developed with the successful applicant/s and final agreement of a payment schedule will be based upon this.

Application Process

Please download the full brief before applying.

Applicants are required to send a CV with covering letter in which you outline how you would address the filmmaking brief, early ideas in response to the themes, how you would approach working with participants and a link to your showreel. Please ensure that you have read and understood the Accentuate History of Place programme.

Applications should be made both as a hard copy and electronically, and sent to:
Francesca Lashmar
Project Manager
Screen South
The Wedge
75 – 81 Tontine Street
CT20 1JR

Tel: 01303 259777
Alternatively you can telephone or email to request application materials in other formats.
Deadline for applications: Noon on Monday 22nd May 2017
Interview date: 8th and 9th June 2017 at a venue to TBC in Liverpool

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