Sense

ACCESSIBLE FILMMAKING PROJECT

Sense was awarded a grant from the British Film Institute’s Diversity fund to arrange filmmaking courses for people with sensory impairments.

The Accessible Filmmaking Project, conceived and delivered by Kate Dangerfield from the University of Roehampton, consisted of 37 weekly workshops held in Sense learning centres in London, Birmingham and Cambridge.

I was brought on board to film a documentary series about Kate’s work, going along to each session with sound operator Roydon Scholtz.

Kate and I then shared the daunting task of picking the best moments in the editing suite.

The finished films combine scenes of students exploring the creative opportunities of audio visual media, along with the footage they shot themselves.

Each location held a screening at a local cinema so the participants could show friends and family their work. A highlight video was then broadcast at the Victoria & Albert Museum in West London.

Due to safeguarding reasons, I can’t share all the material we put together.

So included here is footage of Wilf Taylor’s training in Birmingham, his additional lessons with professional animator Finn and a selection of footage from the Cambridge workshops.

Role: Camera Op, Co-Editor, Audio Describer

Additional Credits: Camera Op, Co-Editor - Kate Dangerfield

 

Birmingham Sense centre

Wilf and Finn

Cambridge Sense Centre