Lights, camera, action!
The final part of the “Life of Byron’ workshops is the culmination of the story-telling sessions in the filming of each participant sharing a story from their life.
The theatre was lit with stage lights and a gorgeous red story-tellers’ chair was placed on the stage for the participants to sit in. Catherine, with the expert help from film-maker and volunteer on the project Pele, directed the participants one-by-one as they shared their life changing event.
The participants and volunteers who interviewed them all experienced some ‘stage fright’ initially, but once they felt comfortable in the space the participants told their stories from the heart and inspired everyone who had the privilege of hearing them.
The participants were filmed with the object or photo that related to their story. They were also filmed in different spaces in the theatre, providing some variation. Everyone looked as though they had done it all before and performed like true professionals!
The beautiful finished products – called digital portraits – can be found on the homepage of this website. I know you’ll enjoy watching them as much as we enjoyed making them on this fabulous – and ambitious – new project!