Giant Foundation's Oral History Project has been designed
to record the memories of the older generation of our community,
especially looking at life before and after the second world
lucky to have a dedicated Oral History Group who have been
trained by St Fagan's in the use of our recording equipment
and in interviewing techniques. We always welcome new people
to the group and are especially keen to hear from people who
would either like to share their memories or who would like
to interview a friend or relative.
important that these memories are recorded. The memories of
the older generation are essential to our understanding of
our past and the way our community has been shaped. These
recordings will be archived in both Powys County Council Archive
Department and in St Fagan's Social and Cultural History Department
where they will be available to the public.
Sleeping Giant Foundation New Media Studio was set up in house
in July 2005 to provide training opportunities in film and
DVD production to the local community and as a way of further
promoting our area. Since then the studio has been busy with
requests for filming coming from small community groups to
commissions from larger organisations.
No experience is neccessary to become part of the team, just
enthusiasm and commitment, as training is done in house. If
you are interested in joining or would like to discuss the
possibilities of commissioning a film for your group, please
contact the office
on 01639 731062
Music video by local musician following his
trip to Swansea Bay and exploring the changing face of Swansea
City over a 24hours. This is part of our Development Officer's
course work for her MA in Media Studies at Lampeter University
- produced using Lampeter University's Macintosh Suite and
Department of Film and Media's resources.
Brecon Beacons National Park 50th Anniversary (26mins)
for the National Park's 50th Anniversary, this DVD contains
interviews with people of all ages, sharing their memories,
stories and hopes for the future of the Park. This project
gave the crew a chance to learn new skills in interviewing
and chroma keying.
in Mid Wales & the Brecon Beacons (9mins)
by Powys County Council showing the enormous variety of activities
that Powys has to offer. This DVD was released in Spring 2007
and will be used with PCC's 2007 Activities Guide. A fantastic
time has been had by all involved and none of us realised
just how stunning mid Wales is or the amount of activities
to be found here. We've all learned loads on this project,
especially how to organise 18hours of footage into 10 minutes!
Fari Lwyd (2mins) At the time of the New Year
a strange sight is seen in the South Wales valley. Y Fari
Lwyd and her troupe journey through villages and towns trying
to get into pubs and bringing luck for the coming year.
video shows the first outing of a new troupe in our community
and has been a partnership project between the SGF and Menter
Brycheiniog. Watch out for her over this Christmas season
as she will be out once again.
Club (9mins) 2006
Filmed over the summer of 2006 this DVD shows the fun that
children can have in the WATCH Club based at Craig y Nos Country
Park. From bug hunting, nest building, geological discoveries
and natural art, children learn to experience the wonders
of the natural world. This project again provided the opportunity
for new people to learn video production skills, including
some of the children themselves.
Fawr Geopark Promo DVD (5mins) 2006 - made to promote
the newly designated Geopark, this film was produced for the
launch of the Geopark on 21st April and seen by none other
than Neil Kinnock and Rhodri Morgan, both of whom commented
positively about the film.
Front Recall Evacuees Reunion (20mins with over an hour of
bonus features) 2006 - produced in partnership with
students of the Department of Film and Media at University
of Wales Lampeter. This DVD features footage from the Evacuees
Reunion Event held at Abercraf on 25th Nov 2005 with moving
interviews from people who were evacuated to our valley.
of Abercraf (28mins) 2006 - in conjunction with The
Sleeping Giant Foundation Oral History Project, an interview
with Bella Mills and David Williams on their childhood growing
up in Abercraf. This DVD is not only capturing our past, but
will be used as an educational tool for future generations.
the Land of the Sleeping Giant (10mins) 2006 - tourism
promotinal DVD for the Upper Swansea Valley. This showcases
the attractions, activities, natural beauty, history and heritage
of our area. Not only did the film crew and editors work extremely
hard on creating this vibrant film, but we also had lots of
support form local businesses and activity providers in the
making of it.
Mountain Boarding DVD (2005) - as a promotional tool
for our local Mountain Boarding Centre. Filmed at the 2005
Welsh Open Championships. This was the pilot film from the
new studio and shows the fresh and creative potential that
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