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 Technical Assistant will work closely with a Creative Community Filmmaker, 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 Technical Assistant will take the lead supporting sound and providing other technical and production support across the film project including playing an active role in a series of workshops.
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 also 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 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 AHOP 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 £150 + Vat per day for up to 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 and final agreement of a payment schedule will be based upon this.
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:
75 – 81 Tontine Street
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