Why are you interested in this project?

I’m interested in this project because technology is central to being able to communicate my work as a filmmaker and journalist to a wider audience. For a start, my work is recorded using technology (such as video cameras, laptops and smart phones) and I also use the internet to share my work, through platforms like social media and video sharing sites.

 

Three Examples of past work

  • Found – documentary about three Deaf people’s discovery of the Deaf world and culture (28 mins, 2015. Producer/Director)
  • The Kiss – comedy about a Deaf couple who meet a non-deaf couple in a café (7 mins, 2014. Writer/Director)
  • Four Deaf Yorkshiremen go to Blackpool– comedy about four deaf old men who go on holiday (28 mins, 2014. Writer/Director)

More films at: http://charlieswinbourne.com/films/

 

Your CV / Biography

I am a filmmaker, scriptwriter and journalist.

Website: http://charlieswinbourne.com

Blog: http://limpingchicken.com (this is a platform for many deaf writers, which I edit, as well as writing regular blogs myself)

 

 

How do you use technology in your work?

I use iPhones to record rehearsals and workshops, and to communicate in BSL with Deaf performers and crew. I use a laptop to write scripts and to edit clips and films. I also use social media to market myself and my work.



Project Manager: Gemma Holsgrove

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Project Researcher: Will Sidebottom

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Project Co-ordinator: Debbie Flory

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Project Researcher: Will Sidebottom


Will is a singer-songwriter aspiring to be a Music Therapist, currently a Workshop Leader for Chiltern Music Therapy, a not-for-profit organisation that provides music therapy services to people of all ages and many different needs. Will is also a volunteer for Deafax, a charity that develops solutions and opportunities for deaf people, in order to empower and enhance their lives.

Will studied Bmus Commercial Music Performance at the University of Westminster, graduating in 2015
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Project Co-ordinator: Debbie Flory


Debbie joined Decibels in October 2014 and spends her time helping out with the day-to-day administration of the office as well as assisting with researching and sending out funding applications and co-ordinating the current projects. Prior to this, Debbie worked for many years in the Financial Services Sector starting as a member of the New Business Team and ending her career as Executive Assistant to the CEO & Sales Director. She was then approached by an ex-work colleague who was volunteering at Deafax, a charity for the deaf, to see if she would be interested in supporting them on their “admin side of things” – Debbie is still there 11 years later! Hobbies include travelling, cooking, reading and spending time with family and friends.
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