Signal Film and Media took part in a national Fun Palace event that ran on Saturday 4th of October, which aimed to celebrate the arts, science and the community by welcoming the public to participate in exciting activities.
We opened our doors at Cooke’s Studios to a rather wet and windy day, but it didn’t stop people from Barrow and further a field coming bustling through with their sleeves rolled high ready to take part in the various activities that explored the magic of still to moving image!
The workshops explored early methods of photography such as the camera obscura room, creating sun prints and making a pinhole cameras. There was the opportunity to explore early moving image such as making a Zoetrope. In an exciting addition there was the extraordinary chance to get hands on with old film, as a 35mm old cine projector was kindly donated by Bryn, a young local cine film enthusiast and owner of the ABC Cinema Room in Barrow.
We also delivered dop-in activities that explored digital stop-frame animation with Rachel’s Super Lego Conga and created special effects for digital film using the Green Screen with May.
The feedback collected from people who attended on the day described it as a great community event.
“ I really enjoyed the Fun Palace because there were so many different activities to do and I especially enjoyed the green-screen. It was a chance to get involved with things” Calum Ross, age 13 Dalton-in-Furness
We just want to say thank you to all those who came to the Fun Palace, you really made it a special event!
To find out more about the Fun Palaces events around the UK click here
Watch your Green-screen activity and the animations in this youtube playlist
Our camera obscura room looked liked this: