April 2018
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We are proud to be partnered with some of the best in the business, experts in their field who add that extra bit of magic and sparkle to our events. For this event, Fruitful partnered with Sam Alexander, an accomplished actor, to support our client in their film making activity.

Bespoke Event: Film Making

Star/expert: Sam Alexander; professional actor working in theatre, TV, film and radio

When: April 2018

Where: Old Thorns, Hampshire

Brief: An activity to capture the conference’s message

It can be very easy to have a jam packed three day conference full of content and messages and feel like a job is well done, but our client wanted a team activity that would allow them to see if the company’s DNA message had been received. To achieve this we recommended our ‘Lights, Camera, Action’ team activity.

The task was to make a 60 second film with a catchphrase based on the day’s learning. Each team was given a genre in which to direct their films that covered a wide variety of styles, from Film Noir to Futuristic to Spy.

The activity started with a briefing from Sam, our expert. Sam’s role as film director was to explain the rules and expectations of the afternoon whilst in character and get the teams in the mood for their challenge. As a seasoned actor Sam was able to do this with the use of technical language and directorial advice.

The teams were allocated their film genre and given time to choose their locations and the props they wanted to use on set.

Each team were given one of our trained crew members to video the scenes, while our expert Sam went from group to group offering advice on setting the scene, camera angles, lighting, accents and body language.

Once all the scenes had been shot, the teams were then given the chance to edit their creations before submitting them.

The day finished with a premiere of the films and an awards ceremony.

Testimonial: “Just a quick note to thank you and your team for an amazingly well organised set of events. Everyone loved the conferences and Fruitful just made it run so smoothly which I can hear you say is just the way it should be!! Please pass on our thanks to all your team for a great job.”