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16 Market Place Margate Kent CT9 1ES England
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Beeping Bush Ltd
Screen South’s Community Film Network Partner for Kent & Medway
An Act In The Past
Green Screen Filmmaking Workshop

archive footage still of small train on margate pier

Date: 14th August
Location: The Community Pharmacy Gallery
16 Market Place, Margate, Kent CT9 1ES


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Part of SummerScreen Kent 2009

Beeping Bush hosted a one day "Live Archive Film, Green screen Filmmaking Workshop" for a dozen participants.

A greenscreen filmmaking workshop, where archive moving images (specifically related to the location of Margate) were super-imposed live over a simple narrative, devised by the workshop participants on the day. The actors were placed in front of a lighted green screen, and, combined with archive footage was seen in real time on a flat screen television.

The morning was spent looking at the specific local archive film footage, so that a simple story was developed using this backdrop as the  generator of the story.

A selection of  costume items were available for acting out the period character roles, to produce  a series of thirty second clips, with each set of filmmaker groups.

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