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Take a look at the difference between a 'big screen' and a 'Fusion big screen' - part of the new digital development at The Forum, Norwich

Fusion is the newest facility to open at The Forum in Norwich and it needs your creative juices to fuel it.

With the help of BBC Voices, who are also based in The Forum, you can produce your own films and pictures to appear on the high definition screen.

The development has been designed so that the local community can learn and benefit from new technologies.

BBC Voices and BBC Open Studio give people the chance to learn new skills in a variety of creative workshops.

Workshops are offered free of charge and allow people to learn techniques in radio, film making and music.

Film making courses run at The Forum and on location around Norfolk.

Different themes and projects will take place, so that you can learn the basics of filming, editing and producing your own film.

Show and Tell

Many of the films made will be shown on the giant screen (Fusion) on the ground floor of The Forum.

Olly Day tells all about his love of cinema as part of the Show and Tell project

The first project BBC Voices is focusing on is called Britain's Biggest Show and Tell.

"It could be something you've done, somewhere you've been or something you treasure," said Wendy Witham, BBC Voices producer.

"We are looking for the ordinary and the extraordinary. It might be that your Show and Tell is the first time you've told anyone about your secrets and dreams," she added.

Contact the Voices team by calling 01603 617411 or email bbcvoices@bbc.co.uk

Fusion

The ground floor of the new space is known as Fusion and houses Europe's largest, permanent, public access digital screen measuring 24m by 2.5m (78.7ft by 8.2ft).

The screen is powered by five high definition projectors, which can work together to produce one giant image, or independently run five different films.

Fusion
Work created in BBC Voices will be watched on the Fusion screen

"Each projector has four bulbs, so when it's on full power you can imagine how bright it is - the quality is unbelievable," said Richard Fair, Fusion co-ordinator from the BBC.

The screen will play film, image and sound that changes regularly to showcase the work of artists, film makers, students, talented individuals and groups from around the region.

Fusion is open Monday to Saturday from 10am to 5.30pm. Admission to Fusion is free.




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