CRYSTAL PALACE DINOSAURS SEEK FILM MAKER
Friends of Crystal Palace Dinosaurs are looking for a filmmaker to work with them on their next short film celebrating the Crystal Palace dinosaurs and how they’ve inspired people in art, science, history and local pride for 160+ years
The Friends have given the following remit:
To demonstrate an awareness of – and the importance of the statues to – a diverse local community
To further emphasise community ownership of the dinosaurs and the associated conservation issues in an entertaining manner
To show conservation work in action, and underscore the need for continued maintenance, with the message ‘Our Dinosaurs need Your Love and Attention!’
To produce a quality film for further dissemination and promotion
Filming will need to incorporate the pending round of conservation works, scheduled to finish in late 2016.
The project should take approximately four months, with editing through the period of December 2016 – January 2017, with final delivery in January 2017. However there may be opportunities for earlier launch if the content supports this, for example at the Crystal Palace Film International Festival.
Key skills we are looking for
A portfolio of films that are ‘wow!’ – eye-catching, watchable and content-rich, especially on heritage, arts, people
Demonstrating good value for money
Demonstrating an ability to work to the identified timeline and meet the deadline
Crystal Palace Park and local areas Map: http://cpdinosaurs.org/visitthedinosaurs
The finished film will be around 5-10 minutes in length, but length is negotiable
Format for final delivery will be web files and DCP
FCPD do not have VAT exemption. The fee pitched in response to this tender will be inclusive of VAT where applicable (please include in budget) if the successful company or individual is VAT registered.
FCPD hold a small contingency for the project that is intended to help with distribution but may be allocated as necessary in agreement between FCPD and the successful company or individual
FCPD has some historical images and many contemporary images that can be used. These are rights-free. We also have ongoing collaborations with a number of professional photographers who are likely to be happy to give their work for our use. There are a great many historical images available via English Heritage, but rights to use are prohibitively expensive. However, if needed, FCPD can approach English Heritage, as they are supportive of conservation work on the Dinosaurs. Volunteers have proposed providing original music as needed.
Links: Friends website: http://cpdinosaurs.org/
FCPD Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CPdinos
FCPD Twitter: https://twitter.com/cpdinosaurs