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Community group call for filmmakers to celebrate Preston

Posted on - 3rd October, 2011 - 11:40am | Author - | Posted in - Arts, Campaigns, Preston Guild, Things To Do, Videos

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A community group are seeking to celebrate Preston through the medium of film in time for the Guild 2012 celebrations.

Preston Motion Picture Project was set up independently by Matt Stanton, and his idea is to create a feature film that features Preston’s landscapes, heritage and residents. Stanton hopes that he’ll have many filmmakers contributing towards the project, each submitting brief segments that reflect various aspects of the city.

“It won’t have a typical film narrative and it’s not a documentary, it will simply be images set to music.

“By using only these two elements to tell the story of modern Preston we hope to make the viewing experience as inclusive as possible. No language barriers, because the language of cinema is universal”.

People will be able to track the production of Preston Motion Picture Project through social media channels like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, and Stanton wants to start a dialogue with Preston residents as to what should be included in the film using these mediums.

“We are looking for budding filmmakers and photographers to contribute to this project on a voluntary basis; individuals who are looking for a expansive canvas to showcase their work.

Community groups, sports teams, dancers – anyone who does something interesting and visual which can be captured on film.

We are looking for contributors with an eye for the cinematic, who can capture and present their subjects poetically and who can convey they key themes of the film purely with images.

Because the film is comprised of just music and images we hope contributors will strive to be innovative with their visuals, help us show Preston in a way it has never been seen before” said Stanton.

Find out more about the Preston Motion Picture project at their website, Facebook page, Twitter account and YouTube channel.

Photo by Slightlynorth on Flickr.

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