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Sparks Olney: Fun, Filming And Facts At Our Easter Club

Creating a short story told without words ...

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Posted by David Pibworth on 12/04/2022 @ 8:00AM

Our week-long Sparks Olney Easter film Club has now come to an end, and what an egg-citing week it has been! The young film crew got hands-on with writing, acting, directing and filming ...

At Sparks Olney, we often work with green screen!

At Sparks Olney, we often work with green screen!

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Plus they learned a host of new filming techniques from green screen to shot composition. They also took part in masterclasses led by our expert tutors. It really was a week full of fun, filming and facts.

They were tasked with creating a short story told without words, just shots and expressions. Here's the short they wrote, entitled 'Fired', that was rehearsed and filmed using only four shots, which included one close up.

They understood the brief and created something that works remarkably well, only having had a few days to master these techniques. Our film crew has written and directed another film, which we will share with you very soon.

If you like the idea of making your own film and learning all the different techniques and tricks, then why not join us at our weekly film school based in Olney, Buckinghamshire?

We're at the East Street Community Centre from 10am-12pm each Sunday. Why not sign up for a free trial to see if you like it? We're sure you will! Be sure to look out for our summer holiday workshops too. Details out soon.

Visit our website to discover more.

Until next time ...



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About David Pibworth ...


David is the owner of David Pibworth Productions who provides entertainment for theatre and corporate events. This ties in very well with The Arches Theatre, an outside venue that David owns underneath a disused railway line, equidistant from Bedford, Northampton and Milton Keynes. This was one of the few venues that could operate with social distancing in place during the summer of 2020 and where they ran everything from Shakespeare to Richard Digance through the summer months.

David has been involved in light entertainment for many years, even going back as far as working on a production with Norman Wisdom in London. He has a knack of keeping in touch with everyone he's worked with and would bring such people as Chas and Dave, Kenny Ball and Acker Bilk round to play locally when the chance arose.

His company also represent the stage rights for Ray Galton and Alan Simpson, the writers of Steptoe and Son and Hancock's Half Hour. He has recently negotiated permission with Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais to produce Porridge on stage although this is all hampered by the current situation and the availability of theatres.

Next year, at the Arches Theatre, he will produce Ripping Yarns, written by Michael Palin and Terry Jones. This will be an interesting production as not only does one episode involve playing a football match, but also with the agreement of Michael Palin and the wife of the late Terry Jones, it has been decided that all the profits on this production will go to a dementia charity as Terry Jones died as a result of dementia, as did David's father and uncle.