First Light & Winding Snake Productions, Let's Talk: 3 excellent bilingual shorts made by young people from Cardiff
On Friday May 24th we’re excited to launch our latest production, Let’s Talk; a collection of three brand-new short films created entirely by young people from across the Cardiff area.
Focusing on a central theme of communication these films are a platform for the self-expression of young people from a multitude of social and ethnic backgrounds; examining the role that cultural diversity has come to play in the ways young people speak and interact with one another on a day-to-day basis.
Following a series of creative workshops with artists, writers, animators, storyboard artists and film-makers, the young people from the Welsh language school Plasmawr wrote, directed and developed these films as a voice for a new generation of communicators.
Wenglish examines the ways in which different languages are absorbed and assimilated into everyday speech; from chatting with friends and phone conversations to online messages and social media updates.
Gwyneb wrth Wyneb
Using quirky animation to bring different types of computers to life –from a high tech Mac to a trusty PC - Gwyneb wrth Wyneb explores the nature of friendship and online social culture and responsibility.
The History Lesson
The History Lesson takes us 100 years into the future, where communication and social interaction are so different that people can barely remember how things worked in 2013! A stylised look at the rapid changes in behaviour and communication in contemporary society.
So a huge thanks to our funders First Light for making these fantastic projects possible and congratulations to all of the young people involved for producing such high-quality, informative short films. And all our Twitter followers out there, don’t forget to #FF us – spread the word, tell your friends!
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Mae’n gyffrous i ni allu lansio’n cynhyrchiad diweddaraf, Let’s Talk, y dydd Gwener yma; sef casgliad o dair ffilm newydd sbon a grëwyd yn gyfan gwbl gan bobl ifanc ar draws ardal Caerdydd.
Trwy ganolbwyntio ar gyfathrebu fel y thema ganolog, mae’r ffilmiau hyn yn blatfform i bobl ifanc o gefndiroedd ethnig a chymdeithasol gwahanol fynegi eu hunain; gan ystyried y rôl mae amrywiaeth ddiwylliannol yn ei chwarae erbyn hyn yn y ffordd mae pobl ifanc yn siarad ac yn ymwneud â’i gilydd o ddydd i ddydd.
Yn dilyn cyfres o weithdai creadigol gydag artistiaid, ysgrifennwyr, bywddarlunwyr, bwrdd storïwyr a gwneuthurwyr ffilm, fe ysgrifennodd, fe gyfarwyddodd ac fe ddatblygodd y bobl ifanc hyn o Ysgol Gymraeg Plasmawr y ffilmiau hyn fel llais ar gyfer cenhedlaeth newydd o gyfathrebwyr.
Mae Wenglish yn ystyried y ffyrdd mae gwahanol ieithoedd yn cael eu hymgorffori a’u cymhathu i’n hiaith bob dydd; o sgwrsio gyda ffrindiau a sgyrsiau ffôn i negeseuon ar lein a diweddariadau o’r cyfryngau cymdeithasol.
Gwyneb wrth Wyneb
Trwy ddefnyddio animeiddiad ffres i ddod â gwahanol fathau o gyfrifiaduron yn fyw – o Mac uwch dechnoleg i PC y gellir dibynnu arno – mae Gwyneb wrth Wyneb yn ystyried natur cyfeillgarwch a chyfrifoldeb diwylliant cymdeithasol ar lein.
The History Lesson
Mae’r History Lesson yn mynd â ni 100 mlynedd i’r dyfodol, lle mae cyfathrebu a rhyngweithio mor wahanol nid oes prin neb yn gallu cofio sut yr oedd pethau’n gweithio yn 2013! Dyma ddehongliad o’r newidiadau cyflym yn ymddygiad a chyfathrebu yn y gymdeithas sydd ohoni.
Felly diolch o galon i First Light, a gyllidodd y prosiectau ffantastig hyn a llongyfarchiadau i’r bobl ifanc i gyd a gymerodd ran mewn cynhyrchu ffilmiau byrion o ansawdd uchel mor addysgiadol. Ac i bawb sy’n ein dilyn ar Twitter, peidiwch ag anghofio ein #FF ‘io’ ni heddiw – lledu’r gair, dywedwch wrth eich ffrindiau!
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Animated comedy short 'The Perfect Candidate' released 22nd February 2013
Friday February 22nd marks the release of 'The Perfect Candidate'; a short film written, animated and edited by five members of Admiral staff in conjunction with Chapter Arts and Winding Snake Productions.
The film focuses on an interviewer, who is about to assess a myriad of applicants for a job. However, she's acutely aware that the vacancy can't be filled by any old mug. The abundance of CVs in her desk mean nothing if they don't yield the specific skills she's looking for. This is her quest for The Perfect Candidate. This animated short comedy is the outcome of a course headed up by filmmaker Jane Hubbard
Jane says, "It’s always a pleasure to teach groups and I've particularly enjoyed helping to make 'The Perfect Candidate' with this group from Admiral as they are a creative bunch and we've had a lot of laughs along the way. I think it's been an eye opener for them regarding the amount of work and thought that goes into making even a very short animation film."
Owe Carter, who helped write and animate the short film, says, "Working with Winding Snake has been a real pleasure. They took five disparate people from within the company, and gave us the focus to produce something fun and out of the ordinary. There's a lot involved even in making a film that's just a few minutes long, and this has given everyone an excellent insight into the film-making process.
"As for the film itself, well... You'll just have to watch it, won't you?"
'The Perfect Candidate' premieres in Chapter Arts in Canton, Cardiff on Friday 22nd February.
My Hero: Success for Young Merthyr Film-makers in USA!
The Boxer: 2nd Place Student Mentor Animation at the My Hero International Film Festival.
In December 2012 young people from the Forsythia Youth Project received an award for their work as part of a team that made an animated and live action documentary short film with South Wales based Winding Snake Productions. The film was funded by First Light and the Film Agency for Wales. The Boxer produced throughout 2010 and completed early in 2011 has received two other nominations for awards in 2012 but this was the first win. The movie introduces Merthyr Tydfil’s Don James and explores his passion for the sport of boxing. Don James also won a My Hero award and will be presented with it in February 2013 at a screening of Winding Snake Productions latest animated film called Merthyr Views.
The MY HERO International Film Festival Project is based in Laguna Beach in the USA and uses media and technology to celebrate the best of humanity and empower people of all ages to realize their own potential to effect positive change in the world. Amy Morris of Winding Snake Productions says ‘ I could not be more proud of the young people that gave up their free time to get involved, learn something new and make a beautiful film that is being watched all over the world.’
To watch the film online please (go to http://www.windingsnake.com and) click on the videos tab.
Wenglish is an exciting new bilingual short film created by young people which explores the way we communicate. Release online May 24th
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