Project information

Equipment - Filmmaking Equipment - Red Camera

The purchase of film equipment, specifically a RED camera and relevant other equipment, in order for disabled people across the UK to use to make 'Cinema' quality films (short or feature in any form: documentary, drama, comedy or the like) to promote disability and disabled people to society.

5 years

Charity information: Outside Centre

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  • Need


    The inability of disabled people - groups and filmmakers - to have easy (free) access to quality equipment to get their work, message and values across to a wider section of society (particularly the inaccessibility of mainstream broadcasters). Often 'disability' material is ignored to its apparent lack of quality when, in fact, mere access to quality equipment would enable much more material / content to be produced and taken up by mainstream UK media (broadcasters, cinemas and arts venues).


    By being able to buy and then allow disabled people its free use, with tailored support and mentoring, we will allow disabled people to produce material that has degree of quality (in production) that disabled people are rarely able to access due to lack of knowledge, high cost (or rental fees) and limited ability to access professional equipment in a free and easy way with the support to operate and utilise it to its best potential.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To Purchase Cinema Quality Film and Video Equipment - namely a RED camera and its attached equipment


    » Raise funds and purchase Red Camera and relevant additional, attached, equipment for free use by Disabled People and organisation.

    What success will look like

    Success will be... the raising of enough funds to purchase equipment for subsequent free use by disabled people and organisations who would not otherwise be able to do so.

  • Impact


    Success will be identified by the repeated use and evaluated impact of the success and dissemination of that use by all those who use the equipment and how widespread that material, product, is taken up by other media due to its increased quality and value. In turn, the more widespread the message of disability is spread, the greater the impact and success of the project (purchase of the equipment) will be.


    The primary risk is the failure to obtain the finance to acquire the equipment which would put back the objective of the quality promotion of disabled people as equal, creative and articulate as human beings. Issues such as insurance and liability will be met by Outside Centre to ensure that the equipment is a freely available to disabled individuals with a vision as organisations.


    Donors would be kept informed by regular up-dates via email and the organisational website plus the potential to be involved - directly or indirectly - with the projects of those who use the camera (individuals and organisations) near them in their region and or nationally and internationally.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £90,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £30,000 Camera The Primary Equipment
      £30,000 Lens Lens for varied camera work
      £6,000 Flags and Cages essential accessories (incl. Mounts)
      £8,000 Memory / Storage Essential Capacity for production
      £6,000 Power / Cables essential accessories
      £10,000 Tripods / Rails useful equipment for varied production
  • Background


    We are based in Wolverhampton, in the West Midlands of England, one of the most deprived areas of poverty and, in particular, youth and disabled people's unemployment. The region of the West Midlands is equally suffering deprivation in relation to disabled people, young people and people from Ethnic Minorities. Equally, it has a bad reputation publicly in the rest of the country due to its deprivation, post-industrial landscape and trivial issues such as accent.


    Disabled people from across the UK but primarily those, initially, in Wolverhampton and regionally. But we will not limit the use of the equipment to only disabled people but also young unemployed people in the City of Wolverhampton and across the region. It is important that Outside Centre make the best use of the equipment in order to ensure that we can develop skills, self-esteem and a pride in the places people live, the communities they inhabit and get that message across all communities.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Outside Centre are a small disability run and controlled organisation with a desire to be as creative as they are in the delivery of the work that is needed to change the value and self esteem of disabled people in the City of Wolverhampton and the region of the West Midlands whilst also being flexible and seeing that the project can be as helpful to other groups (such as young unemployed people) in the area (subject and location) in a way that is multifaceted and built upon many partnerships.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Dr Paul A. Darke

    CEO of Outside Centre, Dr Paul A. Darke, has a PhD in disability and film and is its creative force in project development, delivery and evaluation.