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Community Filmmaking Kit Library

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Community Filmmaking Kit Library

Community Filmmaking Kit Library

Newcastle Film Club By Newcastle Film Club

Help us lower the barrier of entry to film and media production by providing industry standard film equipment and workshops for the local community to enable people to tell their stories.

Newcastle upon Tyne Fundraising stage

pledged of £13,277
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Newcastle Film Club is a community filmmaking group based in Newcastle and serving the surrounding area. In 2023 we began collecting film and media gear through donations from the local community. The equipment given to date has been second hand, used but well taken care of gear that our members have been able to use for their film projects. We want to upgrade and expand our kit library so that we can accommodate more people to use this equipment in order to share their culture, experiences and stories. We currently do not have club video cameras that people can request to use or club computers that people can use to edit their film together. In order to challenge socio-economic barriers experienced disproportionately by members of our community, we aim to offer a series of completely free workshops covering a variety of filmmaking techniques nurturing transferable skills, and making space for collaboration, creation of content, and comradery.

What we'll deliver:

  • The purchase of new film equipment to assist in the recording and editing of videos & short films from the community
  • 6 three hour training workshops on how to use the equipment
  • A short film about the Newcastle Film Club community made using the new equipment

Why it's a great idea:

This project removes obstacles for people from lower-income and diverse backgrounds who aspire to enter the world of filmmaking. By providing access to essential equipment and conducting practical workshops, the project enables individuals to share their stories authentically, ensuring a more diverse representation of voices. Our commitment to lifelong learning means that individuals of all ages can participate in this project. The absence of age restrictions encourages a wide range of community members to explore filmmaking. This not only supports ongoing personal growth but also facilitates a cross-generational exchange of ideas and experiences, enhancing the overall community fabric. We know the positive impact of engaging in creative pursuits on emotional and mental well-being. The act of storytelling, combined with the learning process and collaborative workshops, offers a positive outlet for creativity and self-discovery, enhancing the overall well-being of community members.

Steps to get it done:

  • Equip the Community by purchasing new film equipment
  • Host Inclusive Workshops
  • Create a short film that highlights the diversity and unique stories within the local community

The tangible impact of the project is evident in the projects previously facilitated by the Newcastle Film Club, showcased on the club's website. These projects serve as concrete examples of the positive influence and impact of this type of project, highlighting not only the technical skills acquired through the kit library but also the broader social and cultural impact of community-driven filmmaking. The success stories inspire confidence in the project's ability to bring about meaningful change and creative expression within the community. Some projects that have used the current kit library and wouldn’t have been possible without the film club’s help can be seen in detail on our website here -


Location Newcastle upon Tyne

About the space

Newcastle & Surrounding Area


Newcastle City Council

How will the money be spent?Total £13,277

Camera - Canon EOS R5 C - £4,000 (30%)
Editing Laptop - MSI Prestige - £1,599 (12%)
Camera Lens - 24-105mm - £1,390 (10%)
Theos Digital Wireless Kit - £1,140 (9%)
Editing Laptop - ACER Aspire - £899 (7%)
Editing Laptop - ACER Aspire - £899 (7%)
Studio Workshop Space - £600 (5%)
Insurance - £488 (4%)
Camera Tripod - Smallrig - £400 (3%)
Kit Storage - £360 (3%)
Other - £1,502 (11%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

Camera - Canon EOS R5 C
Editing Laptop - MSI Prestige
Camera Lens - 24-105mm
Theos Digital Wireless Kit
Editing Laptop - ACER Aspire
Editing Laptop - ACER Aspire
Studio Workshop Space
Camera Tripod - Smallrig
Kit Storage
Other Read More
  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction fees
  • Camera case - MEIJIA
  • Camera Battery - LP-E6NH Canon
  • VAT
  • Camera - SD Card
  • Camera - SD Card


This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • Contingency for the project to protect against price fluctuation
  • Canon Mount Adapter EF to EOS R
  • DJI RS 3 Pro Combo, 3-Axis Gimbal Stabilizer

Total £13,277

Our Volunteer List

We're currently looking for people to offer skills and time to develop our project! Check out the list of what we need below and then use the 'Volunteer' button to the right to get involved.
  • Are you a camera wizard? Do you want to share your knowledge and expertise with people who want to learn more about how to use a professional cinema camera? We're looking for a workshop leader for our camera workshops.
  • Sound check 1,2,3 - are you a sound recordist for film and tv? Would you like to share how to get the best on location sound and teach people how to use microphone transmitters and receivers? We're looking for a volunteer to lead our sound workshop.
  • We'll fix it in post. Oh will we now?! Calling all editors who would like to give back and teach others how to edit. We're looking for an editor to lead an intro to editing workshop using Davinci Resolve.

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