Good Shooting Guide


BBC Good Shooting Guide Launched (posted Wed 8 June)

Specifically tailored for people taking the 90 Second Challenge, Watershed has teamed up with the BBC to bring you a comprehensive filmmaking guide used by the BBC's own directors. The guide is launched on Thu 8 June at Watershed (see events page). Click here to view the Good Shooting Guide.

European Film Camps for Young People (posted Mon 6 June) Sweden, 6-14 Aug. For 15-18 year olds.

Videus: Germany, 26 Aug???12 Sep. For 18-25 year olds.

Watershed is looking for young people who would like to travel to Europe this summer and work together with other young European filmmakers making short films. Participants will have a chance to meet professional
filmmakers, watch films, talk about films and meet young people from other countries who share an interest in filmmaking. The resulting films made on the camps will be 90 seconds long and showcased as part of the 90 Second Challenge. For further information and to download an application form visit

The Fresh Five 90 / 90 Challenge (posted Fri 27 May)

Do you have loads of ideas for films? Would you like to turn one of those ideas into a 90 second screen reality? Could you do it in 90 minutes? 90 Second Challenge has teamed up with Fresh Five Young People???s Film Festival, Suited and Booted and BBC Training & Development for a unique film-making workshop.

On Saturday 9 July, six lucky crews aged 13-19 will get professional help to make a 90 second film in 90 minutes, with a special screening at the end of the day for all of the work produced.

The deadline for submissions is 20 June. For further information on the Festival and to download an application form for the 90/90 Challenge, visit the Fresh Five pages on the Watershed website or email:

Students visit BBC (posted Fri 6 May)

A group of students from Portland Square young people's training centre visited the BBC in Bristol last week as part of their involvement in 90 Second Challenge. Shown around by BBC Producer Paul Appleby, the
students took a behind the scenes tour which included using broadcast cameras and visiting editing and sound facilities. Carrie Davidson commented "brilliant, never seen anything like that before. I was amazed."

Film-making for the Internet (posted Tues 15 March)

Over 30 people attended Tomas Rawlings' Introduction to Film Making for the Internet on Thursday 10 March, which explored the range of films available to watch online and introduced how your desktop computer can be used to create films for the web. Read Tomas' notes from his lecture -

Tomas has also co-authored a book on this subject with Ana Kronschnabl. Find out more at Amazon -

BBC Storytelling workshop (posted Wed 16 March)

BBC journalist David Garmsten will be leading a 'how to tell a story in 90 seconds' workshop on Thursday 14 April. Exploring structure and pace with practical film making tips, he will also be joined by BBC editors Jane Kingham and Stephanie Marshall. Details will be available in Watershed's April brochure and in the Events section soon.

Bristol Businesses get digital... (posted Fri 18 May)

More than 20 companies have already reserved places on the 90 Second Challenge Business funding scheme run by Arts & Business. From local publishers to birthing centres, businesses across the city have welcomed this unique opportunity for staff development, team building and creativity. Whether producing a flash viral or shooting a short film, 90 Second Challenge will pair up enthusiastic businesses with talented professionals. Further details and a simple application form can be obtained from Arts & Business South West on 0117 929 0522 or by emailing

Over 50 people drop-in... (posted Fri 18 May)

Over 50 people turned up to the first informal drop-in session at Watershed, run by 90 Second Challenge. Professional filmmakers, animators and designers joined students and those with no experience at all to learn more, discuss ideas and explore collaborations. Regular 90 Second Challenge drop-in sessions will be run on the first Thursday of every month in Watershed bar from 6pm with opportunities to assess work in progress and get advice from local media professionals.

90 Second Challenge on BBC Points West... (posted 17 Feb)

In 90 seconds BBC Points West tells us about the challenge: Select a size below to view the clip:

Events announced.. (posted 24 Jan)

Details of a series of events to help you get involved with the 90 Second Challenge have now been confirmed including an Arts Council Grants for the Arts Seminar, a Filmmaking for the Internet session, an Arts and Business Launch and an informal 90 Second Challenge drop-in session. Check the Events section for further details.

First 90 second contribution now online... (posted 14 Jan)

The first contribution to the 90 Second Challenge is already in - and what's more it was completed on the day the initiative launched!

To show what can be achieved within the timespan and with different types of kit and techniques, Paul Appleby, a member of the steering group, decided to make a short of his own.

His starting point was the traditional song The 12 Days of Christmas but set in modern Bristol and concluding with footage of locally-based African drummers, against a harbour backdrop, on the eve of Twelfth Night.

The film will be shown at the first informal drop-in for the 90 Second Challenge (see Events) and it is hoped there will be also be competition based on it, to see if people can identify the various locations used. View the film here.