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GEEK or CREATIVE?

GEEK or CREATIVE?

Hackspace THOSE OF YOU WHO HAVE HEARD OF HACKSPACES will have an idea of what I’m talking about here. Others of you may be wondering what on earth I’m on about! Those of you who know me well will know that I’m not really technologically minded and not in the slightest bit interested in computer gaming or coding as long as my PC works, is all that bothers me! However if you start showing me pieces of craft work, sewing projects, baking and handmade projects I will start to get excited! Hack Oldham It was the imagination of Andy Powell from Caffeinated Projects who really helped to inspire me and enabled me to foresee the concept of the HackSpace working, and how the collaboration of different geeky and creative projects in one space, would work. I could visualise Andy’s dream and it was his infectious spirit that made me feel that this project was worthwhile and how I wanted to be a part of it. Hardcastle Street, Oldham Visiting the former bike repair shed at its first viewing, I must admit I did struggle with the concept, but seeing it develop and being there on the open day certainly pushed back my horizons! Even the leader of the council who had assisted in the property search was amazed at what he saw that day! Not an IT geek community completely, but one of creativity and technology, handmade and computer equipment in the same space. Some activities ‘got’ me and others didn’t! Independent Quarter Perfectly situated in the Independent Quarter of Oldham Town Centre its location couldn’t be more ideal. Now...
Spending time on a film set

Spending time on a film set

Recently I had the privilege of visiting the film set of Only Child. A gypsy community scene set on the old Talywain golf course in Aberyschan in South Wales. Only Child is the short film idea of Andy Toovey who was the winner of The Pitch film competition earlier this year. Director of his own company 2v studios in Pontypool, South Wales,  Andy is already an experienced film and video maker but this project is taking his career to a new level of directing. The competition prize includes amongst a whole host of other things the luxury of a director of photography, full production crew and cast; something he is certainly not used to! Not only challenging his writing skills, which at times were gruelling for him, but having to redraft and rewrite his story to refine the key aspects of his story, but directing and trusting a director of photography to the cinematic interpretation of his story was another key learning point for Andy. I was very excited to learn that a talented cast had been selected for Andy too. The two key characters Eva and Davro were awarded to Eva-Jane Willis, the South African born actress Humans and Julian Lewis Jones, Welsh actor famous in Wales for his role in Stella, fishing programmes and his appearances in Under Milk Wood (2015), Zero Dark Thirty (2012). Just visiting the set for a few hours I was staggered at the dedication and stamina of the whole team and so was Andy, I think. When I had a few moments to catch up with him he said: “I am blown away by the way everyone has worked so...