An Invitation to Boston Area Centers
For the last two summers, BIG (Brookline Interactive Group) has participated in Crowdsourced Cinema, a public art project formed by friends at Northampton Community Television (NCTV) in which the community collaboratively remakes a famous film by assigning each of the film’s scenes to different participating teams to interpret creatively, and then stitches them all together.
This year, they have proudly announced their partnership with several Boston-area community media and public access stations to organize Boston’s very own Crowdsourced film! They are calling this offshoot project Crowdsourced Boston, and invite others in the area to join in.
Where we’re going we won’t need roads!
This year’s film is Back to the Future, and the resulting full-length film will debut at the Northampton Film Festival this fall. Media centers can host their own screenings in the fall and be added to a map on the site.
For each participating center, participants are asked to use Crowdsourced Boston as an opportunity to promote engagement at their centers to their members and communities, by recruiting at least three filmmaking teams to re-create scenes from the film. Teams could be made up of center staff, volunteers, interns, summer camps, board members, local government officials, filmmakers, actors, or your members—everyone is invited to get involved and have fun!
Ready? Visit www.crowdsourcedboston.com to get started. Also contact Erin Kinney (BIG) at firstname.lastname@example.org and/or Erica Jones (SCATV/SCM) at email@example.com with any questions or if you need ideas about how to best promote it to your community. Crowdsourced Boston looks forward to helping you brainstorm!