Video Jam at Blaze Festival
Elska by Nicholas Barnes
Untitled 70 by Christine Neptune
One Day by Richard Ramchurn
The Boxer by Connor Hancock
A Life in Staples by Elena Stobsteva
Lepus Fagus by Laura Spark
Chloe and the Helicopter by Matt Mead
e-flyer designed by Textbook Studio
SGNL scoring Untitled 70
Throughout Autumn 2015, Video Jam was commissioned by Blaze Festival - a multi-disciplinary arts festival taking place across Lancashire - to facilitate a series of workshops with young people aged 19-25 with a view to equipping them with the skills and knowledge to create their own Video Jam event from scratch. The aim of the workshops was to provide emerging creative producers and artists a working template from which they may build on in the future and to encourage and develop participants’ confidence and conviction in their own ideas by allowing them to exercise their creative license.
The final programme comprised short films of all genres from mainly local and emerging artists including graphic and stop-motion animation, narrative, experimental and abstract.
Elska by Nicholas Barnes scored by THF Drenching/ Odie Ji Ghast
Rainbow Dance by Len Lye scored by Idiotbox
Chloe and the Helicopter by Matt mead scored by Abigail and The Stegosaurus
Lepus Fagus by Laura Spark scored by Ben Finnay
Untitled 70 by Christine Neptune scored by SNGL
The Boxer by Conor Hancock scored by JShort
A Life in Staples by Elena Stobsteva scored by Jay Stansfield
One Day by Richard Ramchurn scored by Kate Ashton Butler
Blaze is a project that works across Lancashire to develop the next generation of cultural leaders and artists. Hundreds of young people in Libraries, Museums and Galleries bring the Blaze project to life as we support and nurture their ideas and talents. Blaze offers any young person the opportunity to work with professional artists to provide a first supported step into the creative industries. Ultimately, giving young people the chance to create their own original work and showcase it the annual Blaze Festival.