As the new year begins, we've been reflecting on the importance of connecting with people. Over nearly two years now the way we have been connecting with people has been changing. We didn't know what Zoom was two years ago and now we use it for meetings, training, connecting with family and more.
We've always recognised the importance of connecting people with the communities and in January and February we want to shine a light on some of the things we think we can do to help people connect with each other and the communities around them .
Early this month we will be starting the Filmmaking Club back up after COVID-19 restricted us for a while. This time around we have spoken to the amazing Shire Hall in Dorchester, a local museum about hosting the club. They have agreed and so we will now be hosting the club within a really interesting community space, connecting its members to the things around them. Members will be making content that Shire Hall can use online which we hope will lead to the breaking down of barriers between disabled and non-disabled people.
This year we also intend to increase the availability of our fabulous Live Streaming capabilities which we know, through recent experiences, can help our clients connect with those who aren't able attend live shows, events, festivals, meetings and ceremonies. Part of our new offer will be the introduction of our Funeral Live Streaming service, which you can read more about here.
We also want to do more to help people tell and share their own stories or those of their organisations so that they may better connect with each other and their clients. With that in mind we want to finish a project we started last year, developing an online learning space where members can learn some of the basics of filmmaking, take part in live support sessions and follow video tutorials. This will go hand in hand with the live workshops we offer to groups interested in finding out how they can use their own devices to make films.
2022 is going to be a fantastic year, we've been booking up schools for live performance filming and live streaming already, helping them connect with wider audiences. We look forward to seeing how else people will be using us connect in the coming months.