Thursday, 10 July 2008

Website Design

Today we worked on website designs with Bill Thompson. We looked at existing websites to see which features we would like on our website. We then drew up some designs and presented these to the group.

Thursday, 3 July 2008

Cinema Memories

Older members of the community visited us today and they spoke about their memories of the old cinema.

Monday, 30 June 2008

Getting a Logo for the Project!

We want to get a logo for our project and so we spent some time talking about what the logo might look like. We worked in small groups to make designs and we talked about them. It was quite difficult as you have to think about colour and shape.

Filling in Forms!

At our last meeting we talked about what had happened at the Project Launch and filled in a form about it.

What do you know about the history of Cinema in Sawston?

I don't know anything. (BN)

I didn't know there was one. (MS)

I can't answer this question. (JG)

I know who made it but I forgot the name. (RS)

It was opened by Mrs Spicer. (JY)

I know it was opened by Henry Spicer. (LH)

Nothing apart from the fact that it was in this building. (SW)

Nothing (TB)

Some Thoughts on the Project Launch

We had a lot of people talking. A fim-maker spoke. We had a lot of food. (TB)

Firstly we received a t-shirt and badge. Then we sat down and were introduced to various people that will play a major part in this project. After we (still sitting) were shown a few websites then a short film on a similar project and what would happen in this. Then there was a short question and answer thing. After there was refreshments and a chance to talk to each other. (SW)

When everyone had arrived we sat down in the chairs that had been set up and several people gave talks on the aim of the project and their role in it. Then we watched a film much like the one we are planning to create on a similar situation in Tyneside, although on a grander scale. Then when that ended there was a bit more talking and then it was the end with biscuits and drinks and you left on your own accord. (AG)

Young people wishing to be involved in the project and members of the community attended a presentation about the project and were told of its aims to explore the history of cinema in Sawston using film, media (website/blog), artwork. A film was shown of a similar project on Tyneside. (SW)

We had biscuits and we did filming (practice). Bill showed a clip and we got a t-shirt. (RS)

We met the director (Peter) and the web designer (Bill). I also got to hold the camera and we had food and Bill showed me a website. I talked to people who remembered the cinema. (JG)

Tuesday, 24 June 2008

Our Project has begun!

We launched the Sawston Cinema Archive Project with an event on 19 June. It happened directly after school. Some students put up the mobile cinema kit so we could have a presentation and all of the students who were there put on t-shirts which had come from the Heritage Lottery fund.

We met some of the people who will be working with us on our project. Bill Thompson, who will help us develop our website, was there and he showed us a website from another project that he has been working on in Tyneside. He also showed us a film about the project in Tyneside. We also met the film-maker, Peter Harmer, who will run film-making workshops with us after the summer holidays. Peter had his camera there and he filmed some of the event. He also let us use his camera for a short time and that was fun.
Some members of the community, who remember the original cinema in Sawston, came along to the event. After we have done training in taking an oral history, we will interview these people and use their stories in the film we'll make.
We had tea and juice and biscuits at the launch so it was good.