We went to the Birmingham Filmmakers Meet Up and it was very productive.
Organised by FilmDash winner, Rill Marchant, there’s finally a time and place for people wanting to get involved in film to chat to each other!
The Meet Ups are a great way for anyone interested in all aspects of film making to come along and meet people who can help them realise their plans. Great films rely on the combination of people’s different talents and until now there hasn’t been a platform for those people to mingle comfortably in one place.
The Facebook Group has 50+ members at the moment, so comparitively the turn out was shockingly low. However the meetup still served more than it’s purpose. Hannah(?) from Team MMUG came along, who, being a lawyer-come-aspiring-filmmaker showed the sort diversity that B’ham Filmmakers combined. And, whilst, Rill explained that she wanted to provide technical services, we’re predominately ideas people. We could have started film right there and then! Instead, we got down to how we could make this thing grow.
A proper blog is obviously the first step, concentrating on exposing opportunities and bringing people together from different disciplines of filmmaking. From then we’d need some set goals and ask the appropriae people for their support. Animation Forum West Midlands has hit the nail on the head, and it would be great to eventually have a network that’s as effective, possibly even working with them – they’ve broken a lot of ground already after all.
So here’s to a sociable, co-operative, heathly filmmaking comunity. Join the Facebook Group!