My name is Aaron - I have been volunteering in the kitchen on Saturdays for around 6 weeks now and would just like to say how much I’ve enjoyed coming down, meeting people and getting involved in such a worthwhile project.
I was thinking recently it would be great to film and document what has been going on, both to spread the word of what is happening but also to hopefully create a bit of interest in the Warehouse Cafe for such a time when things are back to some sort of normality and potential customers might be tempted to come down and spend some money.
I have a background in film and media - I currently teach those subjects at a college in Birmingham and have just recently got back from a year or so in Peru, making films for a charity to spread word of what they do. If people were happy for me to do so, I’d love to film and edit some visual material to convey the project and the people behind it.
My ideas so far are one 5-10 minute short, documenting and introducing the project and where we’re at now, celebrate how many people we’ve helped, who we’ve collaborated with etc. Thereafter, we could put together some quick 30 secondish films just to show what has been happening in the kitchen on a particular day or during the week, to hopefully send out every 1-2 weeks. Perhaps people who have been receiving food might also be willing to go on camera and record some of their thoughts/feedback etc, likewise with volunteers and staff members.
I will be doing a mixture of working from home and at College from now on, but will be happy to come in during the week to get some footage if people were up for it. If so, please advise on days that might be best and we can go from there. Likewise, if people have ideas on what might be good to be film, then great.
I have spoken to Sergio already and he suggested posting on here, so please feel free to suggest anything you like and I’d be really excited to try and make it happen. Also, if you want to see any of the work I did while in Peru, the vast majority of the content on here, except the most recent two videos, is all stuff I put together: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsUgpazA2kMQ6DoHGq_5fuA/videos
Hope you might like the idea and to get started soon!