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Young Filmmakers Create VJ Sets for Live Events


We have been working with our young filmmakers, Constant Pictures to create a series of VJ sets. Video Jockying - the art of mixing projected images live, sometimes on multiple screens is an opportunity for filmmakers to feel the buzz of creating work in front of a live audience opposed to sitting in the edit suite.

Working alongside our Associate VJ Francis Morgan-Giles, the young filmmakers took things one step further by remixing sounds and music as well as images. Marie-Solange made an audio-visual remix of her short documentary about Hackney that also screened on the night. Following a premiere screening of your own film with an instant remix of it is pretty groundbreaking!

Constant Pictures performed their VJ sets recently at the Discover Young Hackney closing party. Get in touch if you'd like to book them. They are pictured above with up-coming East London music artist Lil Simz. [From left to right: Sandy, Lil Simz, Marie-Solange, Jonelle, Muzzammil, Shajna] 

Interviewing Song Dong at The Barbican


Today we worked with a team of young people on filming a short video clip about 'Waste Not', an impressive art installation by Chinese artist Song Dong which opens at The Barbican this week. We managed to secure an interview slot at the busy press preview this morning in which we gleaned a personal insight in to the piece which is inspired by loss and family grief. 

The shoot was part of a 4-day induction project, the first in a series of participation projects for young people wanting to join the Barbican's Young Filmmakers, a group we have been commissioned to set-up. 

Tickets Available from Today for Life & Deaf Premiere


Life & Deaf, Directed by Eelyn Lee

You can now book FREE tickets for the screening of our short film Life & Deaf which has it's premiere at The Purcell Room, Southbank on Thursday 29th March 2012 at 7.45pm. Book tickets here.

Westfield Studio East - The Whole Story

We have completed editing the short film that charts the progress of three of the winners from Westfield's Studio East programme - from initial commission, through the design process, to final installation. The filming and interviewing was done by our young filmmakers, Constant Pictures. Watch the full story here.

Ian McMillan to Write Poem for Charity Film

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We are very excited that South Yorkshire poet and football fan Ian McMillan has offered to write a poem for our promo film about FURD - Football Unites Racism Divides. Ian who presents the flagship Radio 3 programme, The Verb is an ambassador for the Sheffield charity and a supporter of the great work FURD have been doing over the last 15 years.

Everyone working on the film is giving their time voluntarily as part of the Media Trust's Untold Stories initiative. The film will be released in the Spring.

A Successful Shoot in Sheffield

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The weather was kind to us this weekend for a jam-packed 2-day shoot in Sheffield. We were filming the principal photography for a promo we are making for FURD [Football Unites Racism Divides]. Everyone working on the project is giving their time voluntarily as part of The Media Trust's Untold Stories initiative.

A big thanks to our cinematographer Winstan Whitter who filmed some stunning shots in the dramatic Sheffield light. He was assisted by London-based Michael Gillooly. Sheffield filmmakers Richard Heap and Eve Wood kindly offered their services as well as friends from the north and the south.

FURD co-ordinated major aspects of the production such as the cast, mainly young people who work closely with the charity. So thanks to everyone for getting up so early, especially our driver Adnan :) 

Produced and directed by Eelyn Lee the film will be broadcast on the Community Channel later this year.

Latest film set for a Southbank Premiere


We have recently completed a compelling and atmospheric short film featuring deaf young people from Greenwich, South London. Life & Deaf which takes poetry written by deaf children and young people from around UK to form a powerful narrative, will be premiered at the Purcell Room at The Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank on 29th March this year.

Adapted for screen and directed by Eelyn Lee, the film was shot over 3 days on locations in Greenwich by cinematographer Domink Rippl on a RED camera. Jane Thomas from the Life and Deaf Association says of the film,

'...the 7 minute short film is stunning. Eelyn Lee Productions added animation and a perfect soundscape to the outstanding visuals. We are very excited to launch the film in 2012...'

Eelyn Lee to Direct Charity Promo in Sheffield

As part of the Media Trust's Untold Stories initiative Eelyn will be donating her time voluntarily to make a short promo for a charity in Sheffield called FURD [Football Unites Racism Divides]. The scheme matches 25 charities from around UK with 25 top filmmakers. Eelyn is happy to be involved in the project,

'I want to make a high production, high impact film for this Sheffield charity to raise awareness of the great work they've been doing for over 16 years now. FURD will be moving in to a new facility this summer so it's great timing for them to be promoting themselves. It's also a great opportunity for Eelyn Lee Productions to extend our networks in the North' 

The film was announced locally on BBC Radio Sheffield this morning. Stay tuned as the project unfurls......

New Cohort of Young Filmmakers

Constant Pictures, our production team of young filmmakers aged between 15 and 25 successfully recruited six new members this Autumn. They have already been busy making a short film to promote a new online publication, Creativity Money Love as well as working on their own 1 minute films about the Olympic Host Boroughs. Each film focusses on a young person who either lives or works in the borough. Watch the first one here that puts the spotlight on Jareth, an upcoming musical talent who records in Hackney.

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