Youngsters’ bid to create Olympic films

Lincoln multimedia company Blueprint Film are working with youths to create short films that could be featured at the 2012 Olympics.

Blueprint are creating four short films that are based around the Olympics’ excellence, courage and respect ideals that inspires people around the UK.

Blueprint Film and the youths aren’t the only ones competing to get their shorts showcased. The project was set up by Film Nation for the London Olympic and Paralympic games, and invites groups from all other the country to submit their films. If selected, the films will be shown on big screens in venues around the UK.

Blueprint’s production manager Emma Skipworth explained what the youths will be doing as part of the project:

“They will be doing everything – sound, lighting, writing story boards, acting. The first day will be a big planning day where we plan out the four films.”

So far, the youngsters’ films feature animation, a documentary about the history of Olympics, a sound piece for sporting events.

Another film uses green screen technology to make the actors look like they are running next to sporting legends.

Photo: Sam Greenhalgh