During this year’s Film Spring Open Air 2015 we will introduce the CINEBUS! On this occasion we would like to invite you to participate in the inauguration of our newest project on September 26th and 27th (presentation of the bus), followed by a special lecture on October 1st.
Cinebus is a mobile film studio that will offer tailor-made workshops for the audio-visual industry, from first-time filmmakers to young professionals in various creative fields. It will become a one-stop learning spot that nobody else is providing in Poland – ranging from development, shooting and post-production to screenings. Cinebus is an initiative by Film Spring Open.
Learning from doing
Film Spring Open is a Polish NGO, owned and managed by Sławomir Idziak (Oscar nominated cinematographer with 45 years of experience as a filmmaker and also a lecturer/educator). It is an initiative that developed and proved a methodology of “learning from doing”. This idea came from the fact that institutional education often lacks practice and cannot keep up with the market trends and technology development. Since 2005 every year we create a place/incubator where participants most of all make films (features, documentaries, animations, music videos, commercials, but also interactive, non-linear stories and games). At the same time they test hands-on the newest equipment. Film Spring Open was awarded the Polish Film Institute award in 2015.
Cinebus gets out of the box
Creative ideas are visually more convincing and therefore we realised that our hands-on learning tailored to the specific market needs can also help other professions. For example video artists need content, musicians need music videos, engineers tutorials, architects interactive and virtual models, graphics need video blogs, multimedia presentations etc. Nowadays each creative project requires advertising and film can help promoting ideas, building an audience and keeping the audience reaching for a specific product/service. This is how we came up with our mobile learning solution – the Cinebus.
Cinebus business model
Right now we are at the stage of rebuilding the bus interior till the end of 2015. It will consist of a social area (development), shooting area (cameras), postproduction area (computers) and screening-lecture area (in a tent hall attached to the bus). The Cinebus received first co-financing from the Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage and the Polish Film Institute (technology partners: Canon, HP, Sony and interior design partners: SMEG, BoConcept, Abet Laminati, Dickson, Selt). The main contractor is Solaris Bus & Coach.
Next from 2016 we would like to showcase the Cinebus possibilities. Its mobility value will affect decentralization. We would like to reach smaller locations away from large capitals. Due to its multifunction we could also use the Cinebus with our partners for events, road shows, technology expos, providing territorial merchandising, advertising – integrated marketing solutions.
Cinebus for the future
The Cinebus hands-on learning will definitely develop more professional film production bus-studio, which aim is to help realize small-scale productions. We would like to practically prove the Cinebus cost effective and time saving solutions not only for modern education but also for modern film production.