The National Media Museum commissioned Fresh Cut to capture a series of events highlights videos and photographs live on location at their ‘Make Some Noise’ contemporary science festival.
The museum wanted a series of highlights videos that reflected the festival’s three programme strands: the schools programme, lates, and the family weekend.
The aim was for Fresh Cut to help the museum to communicate the excitement, creativity and inspiration of the festival throughout the programme of activities, and to show people the amazing experiences they could have as visitors to the festival in years to come.
As a collective of film-makers working Yorkshire, the National Media Museum is a place we are all very familiar with, and we were more than happy to accept their events video prodction challenge!
Filming live events is always challenging; the schedules are tight, the locations are busy, and the lighting is out of our control.
The National Media museum is a surprisingly dark location and to overcome the lack of light we opted to leave our go-to camera, the Sony FS7, at the studio and chose the Sony A7S Mark2 instead – a nifty little camera that is remarkably sensitive to light and the perfect partner in low-light situations.
Along with 100 photographs from each of the events, we created three films and edited them into five-minute, 2.5-minute and one-minute versions so that they can be used across a variety of platforms, maximising their value to the museum.
The National Media Museum now has a bank of resources to use in the promotion of future events.