12 December, 2013

Let There be Music

Looking ahead a little to 9 January 2014 – that’s only four weeks away – our second project of the year starts, that is, producing a music video. To help our members with this project, resources have been posted onto the Club web site. After Christmas, getting immersed in a new project may help restore focus, should it be needed.

If you have a piece of music in mind for a video and would like to take up a new interest in the New Year, then contact us. Alternatively, follow us on Twitter.

05 December, 2013

Southport MovieMakers - Now on Twitter

Southport MovieMakers is pleased to announce that the Club is now on Twitter:

Southport MovieMakers Scores Record Success

At the recent North West Festival of the Institute of Amateur Cinematographers (IAC), Southport MovieMakers scored a record success by winning no less than six awards for its film entitled Fork in the Road.

The film was a joint project between Southport MovieMakers and the long-standing member of the Club, Paul Bagshaw (Artworks Pictures).The premise of the film poses the question: How does a 16-year-old cope with transferring from a bicycle to a wheelchair after a road traffic accident, and how does it affect his state of mind and the action he takes?

The film was awarded in SIX categories:

1. IAC NW: Rhyl Cup (Best Club Entry)
2. Overall Winner
3. Best Editing
4. Best Sound
5. Best Script & Story
6. Best Actor: Robbie Fletcher-Hill

The film, the source of the idea for which was a wheelchair, was directed by Peter Ravenscroft of Southport MovieMakers.

Capitalising on the success of the film, a sequel is planned for 2014.

01 December, 2013

Southport MovieMakers' Archives and The Atkinson’s Big Open Weekend

This weekend sees celebrations of the successful completion of the first stage of the ambitious redevelopment of the Atkinson Centre in Southport. We are very pleased that as part of these celebrations, the Atkinson Centre is screening material from the archives of Southport MovieMakers: Southport on Film – a Nostalgic View of the Classic Resort. Material being screened showcases Southport’s past local events, coastal heritage, Royal Visitors and much more.

Southport on Film