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Designer Uniforms at Westfield

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Ahead of the grand opening at Westfield Stratford City our young filmmakers, Constant Pictures filmed the concierge staff being fitted with their specially commissioned uniforms by fashion designer Julian J Smith. Director Eugene Osei said 'I'd be happy to walk out in one of those suits, they look good'. Constant Pictures have been following the East London designer's journey through the commission process. Find out more about it here.

See more of Alexander Hannon's production stills on the Flickr page.

Filming the Stunning New Lights at Westfield

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This week Constant Pictures shot an interview with product designer Lee Broom [above] as his specially commissioned lights were installed at the new Westfield shopping centre in Stratford, East London. Inspired by jewelry and re-appropriating fairground light bulbs, the lights add a unique touch to the retail centre which opens next month. Find out more about the Westfield Studio East commission here.

Photo by Alexander Hannon 

5 Films in 1 Day

Yes, this week we made FIVE films in ONE day!  Whilst on a Creativity Quest [something like a treasure hunt with lots of creative challenges], over 200 young people were exploring the Olympic Host Boroughs of Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest and Greenwich. Groups sent back video footage and e.mailed photos to us so we could include them in a series of 1 minute films about each borough. The young contributors re-grouped at the end if the day to watch the edited films. Everyone was very happy with the results and our fast turn around which we now have finely honed! Watch the Hackney film below.

Commissioned by A New Direction on behalf of Rep London 

Documenting Barbican ArtsFest

Commissioned by the Barbican Centre, this week we are documenting an arts festival at the City of London Academy - Islington. ArtsFest is an annual week-long festival involving a whole school in arts activities delivered by professional practitioners.

Our Associate Filmmaker Winstan Whitter is introducing sixth form students at the Academy to documentary filmmaking whilst working with them to capture the best of the Barbican in their school. One of our young filmmakers from Constant Pictures Muzzammil Hashmi is assisting on the project where he is able to pass on his video production skills to his peers. We'll be uploading the finished film in a couple of weeks.......

Young Filmmaker Hits the Headlines

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Muzzammil Hashmi from Constant Pictures was interviewed about our commission with Westfield Stratford City and A New Direction. Read the article here.

We are supporting the young filmmakers to document the winners of the Westfield Studio East Competition. It has involved them interviewing Mary Portas and winners selected by Tracey Emin and designer Tom Dixon. Stage three filming starts next week when we film the installation of Lee Broom's specially commissioned lighting at the new shopping centre in Stratford which opens in September.

 

Films Screening at the Royal Festival Hall

We have two of our films currently screening at London's Southbank Centre. To mark the anniversary of the 1951 Festival of Britain, the Royal Festival Hall invited 42 schools across the UK to submit work for a pavilion showcasing the work of Schools of Creativity. A similar schools pavilion formed part of the original 1951 show.

Over the last three years we have worked with two of Creative Partnerships' Schools of Creativity, Islington Arts and Media School [IAMS] and Thomas Tallis School who have won the £3500 Cassio prize for the best exhibit in the show - so a BIG congratulations to them! Learn more about their story here.

 

Shoot to Cut at the Museum of London

Today we have a film crew shooting and editing at the Museum of London. Hot off the memory card, the footage is being edited on location with the team screening a 2 minute film at the end of the day. 

200 children, young people and teachers are celebrating 3 years of creative learning through a day of workshops, exhibitions and discussions hosted by A New Direction. We have two young filmmakers from Constant Pictures on set working alongside our Associate Filmmakers Winstan & Francis - all capturing the action as it unfolds.

1 Minute Films

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Our Associate Young Filmmakers, Constant Pictures have just completed a trilogy of 1 minute films. Each film is a self-portrait exploring personal relationships to London, creativity and opportunity. The films were commissioned by A New Direction who will be screening them at various events in London and we will be submitting them to short film festivals. Watch Ifthekar's film here.

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