One of our East Midlands Full Circle groups, Visions Foundation, have started their film search and found something!
As a result of a fun-filled Open Day at the Boatshed, in Mablethorpe, Lincolnshire members of the public were invited to come and speak to the Full Circle representatives. John Gregory, Terry Stowe and the team, which includes George Minkley, Rosy Rich and Peter Early, helped introduced members of the public to the Full Circle project and why the search for home movie footage of the Midlands is important. Following it’s success, the Open Day was advertised in the local newspaper ‘The Leader’ and has since generated a great deal of interest.
Visions Foundation say they are still very excited about the project and look forward to seeing what other material comes their way.
Member of the public, Peter Taylor, has just deposited a large collection of 40 reels of film, with lots of footage on Mablethorpe, Sutton on Sea, Sheffield, Derbyshire and outings by the Caledonian Society.
“As time went by it became obvious that in order to achieve the ‘Visions Vision’ to promote community film making, we could no longer continue with the small amount of equipment we had plus our own personal equipment that was failing fast. “
“There was also a need to improve the quality of our work as technology advanced. With the help from Lincolnshire Community Champions and the Lincolnshire Community Foundation, in the form of grants we were able to step up a level and become more proactive in the area and record all our work in High Definition, the standard that is now required. With the additional equipment we now have, we have been able tackle bigger projects and loan out equipment for others to use. But there is still a long way to go to achieve our goal. “
“The Visions Foundation as it has now become, a far more professional looking organisation and the high standards we set are being maintained. The Foundation is a not for profit organisation and every penny made helps pay the cost.”
So if you If you have any film, tape or moving image material, that relates to the Full Circle film search , or have experience in amateur filmmaking or would like to learn, or even have a project you would like to film or need our help with, why not call in and see Terry Stow & John Gregory at the Boatshed. Members of the team are available Mondays and Tuesday 10am till 2pm.
Call 01507 473002 /478590
Remember, The Visions Foundation’s motto “Todays Happenings are Tomorrow’s History”.