Event Filming/ Capture
At Aldeburgh films we’re really experienced at helping people through the process of making their films and we are passionate advocates of a documentary approach - the real people’s stories create engagement and compassion, moving viewers to action.
We love storytelling and as professionally trained film makers, we know how to really get the best out of this technique.
Suffolk Artlink’s partnership project with DanceEast
'Been there done that still moving!' is an inspirational dance film made by three Suffolk groups working with dancer and choreographer Anusha Subramanyam. The groups also worked with poet Michael Laskey to inspire memories, musician Sylvia Hallett and film makers Damian Evans and Heather Eddington towards the film and live performance.
Anusha and dance artists Lucy Blazheva and Mary Davies worked with the groups to bring their memories to life through dance and movement. The film transports the audience through beautifully crafted movement; the soundtrack includes original music and people recalling significant stories from their lives..
Butcher's Field Open Space lies behind Great Glemham Village Hall, and is reached via a footbridge at the back of the car park. It's a place for everyone in the community to enjoy. There are now swings, a trim trail and picnic tables on the field, and exciting plans for a video project and willow tunnel planting soon.
The field was opened to the public in Spring 2010, as part of the Higher level Stewardship scheme operated by Great Glemham Farms. That first summer access was by Street Farm Drive, until the footbridge was erected in September 2010. During the winter lots of people helped to plant hedges and trees at two very successful work parties. In March 2011 the small willow dome was planted, and in April we celebrated with a Royal Wedding Barbecue on the field.
During 2012 there were two more work parties, an Easter egg hunt, a picnic and finally the construction of an insect house in October. Behind the scenes the Friends of Butcher's Field group was formed and they worked hard to secure funding from the Community Spaces (Big Lottery) Fund. More negotiation was needed to secure planning permission, but early in 2013 the swings, trim trail and picnic tables were installed and are now being put to good use.
What is MORAG?
MORAG is the Machine of Random Art Generation. Informed and developed by professional artists, it is intended to enthuse, excite and inspire you to embark upon your own creative journey.
It is just one of the numerous projects run by Suffolk Artlink, an arts organisation working to improve the quality of life for people of all abilities.
Suffolk Artlink works in partnership with arts, care, and community organisations to deliver a programme of artist-led projects across Suffolk and beyond working with older people, people with learning disabilities, young people and family carers.
To find out more about the other work that we do, please visit www.suffolkartlink.org.uk
'Suffolk Artlink has worked with Aldeburgh Films to create audio resources for use in schools, and to film and edit an exhibition piece for a dance and movement project. As such, we have worked with Damian on a one-to-one basis recording musicians, and in group settings in a variety of venues.
The standard of work has been excellent; Damian has always been prepared to go the extra mile to make the product the best it can be. His use of digital technology, be it audio or film, is always imaginative and empathetic to the subject; his working practice is never an imposition, but rather an engagement in the creative process. As such, Damian’s films are sensitive, authentic and moving whilst his sound recordings are professionally mastered and of top quality.
Both individual artists and participants in the creative projects have thoroughly enjoyed working with Damian – he made it easy for them to take part and overcome their initial lack of confidence when faced with a camera.
Damian is an inventive problem-solver – just when you think you’ve asked him for the impossible, he will find a way of delivering it; and he won’t necessarily charge the earth for it, either.
Candida Windgate - Suffolk Artlink