The University of Bristol wanted to engage community groups throughout the city in participatory mapping; contributing films, photographs and observations to On The Move, an innovative multi-layered map based app for Android and iOS.

Drawing from a successful track record in community engagement with the media, Calling the Shots helped provide consultation and advice for history researchers as well as providing over 20 x 5 minute video blogs, acting as a vital communication point between academics and the community during the project.

Further outputs include project promotional films, a launch campaign for the new app and a series of animated film wikis to explain academic jargon to a wider audience.

Calling the Shots were the perfect partner: the video blogs have caught the imagination of all who have seen them, but more than that even, the team have really helped us shape all parts of the project.
Professor Robert Bickers, University of Bristol.


University of Bristol


2014 – 2015


Film Production
Project Design


Jeremy Routledge

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