PRONI had a busy Easter hosting a week-long filmmaking programme for 13-16 year old aspiring filmmakers.
Eighteen participants from different backgrounds got hands-on with the latest filmmaking technologies and engaged with PRONI’s collections to explore the lives of four remarkable women:
- Eva Chichester, amateur photographer
- Countess Markievicz, first female MP
- Marjorie K. Lyle, entrepreneur
- Ottillie Patterson, jazz & blues singer
Participants were split into groups, assigned one of the above female characters and asked to imagine what these women would say to them if they were brought back to life.
Alongside the Nerve Centre, participants got involved in researching, storyboarding, script writing, planning a film shoot, and using green screen technology.
Filming took place at the Ulster Folk Museum and participants had one day to edit all filmed material. They also had the opportunity to leave their thoughts in our community engagement scrapbook and gained an OCN qualification.
All the films produced are now available on YouTube
Find out more about Countess Markievicz
Find out more about Ottilie Patterson
Find out more about Marjorie K. Lyle
Find out more about Eva Chichester