2017 looks like it will be another exciting year for Signals as we launch our new website, and revitalise our brand logo.
This change reflects our increasing work with digital technologies alongside our film work. We have seen how popular our digital workshops and projects have been and know that film and digital work together well, with many of the creative and technical skills being similar. We love making films and we also love learning about new ways to use digital technology. Many new ideas and tools are being created and it’s up to all of us to find useful and exciting ways of using them. Film was once the new novelty but soon became the most dominant art form on the planet.
In film and digital production people work together but grow in individual and unique ways. Signals has made a big impact over the last 28 years. Our work has won numerous awards and been shown around the world. Films we have made with children, young people and the community are shown for years, all around the country in museums and visitors centres and by charities and community groups. We are still amazed and delighted by the power of the moving image to change lives and we fully know the impact that creative production work has on those who participate in our projects, courses and workshops. People discover their voice, tell their stories and find talents and abilities they did not know they had, they learn how to do things that seemed impossible.
We always try to do better and do more. Our world is becoming digitized and that can bring wonderful opportunities, but also challenges. How do we make sure no one is left behind? Signals sees the power of creative production to change lives and we believe that everyone should have the opportunity to be creative, have access to digital technologies and learn.
Creative digital learning
We maybe small but we always dream big and Signals would love to be able to work across the region with a network of partners where we would be able to work with more children, young people and communities making art and sharing new ideas and anyone could learn and participate in digital art. Without a magic wand this idea will take time and a lot of work, but this year we have set our direction as a centre for creative digital learning and are ready to grow and work to support more innovation, learning and creation in film and digital technologies, we will see where this journey takes us.
Rachel Hipkiss, Director