Animating Found Footage

Recently attended a follow-up day led by James Holcombe (from no.w.here) working with 16mm film stock, (see In Genial Company and A Weekend with Bolex) which was organised by CineStar. This time, we used a variety of household chemicals and dye stuffs to dismember a reel of found footage, a reel of black and white…

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In Genial Company

A 16mm Collaboration What could be more compatible than a group of artists working together on a project?   In this instance it was the making of a film on the no.w.here workshop (see A Weekend with Bolex).  This film was put together by Stuart (one of the participants) from his ‘phone footage and is…

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A Weekend with Bolex

A Bolex H16 REX-5 spring-wound clockwork 16 mm camera (picture copied from Wikipedia site) Over the course of a weekend I have learned to operate a 16 mm Bolex cine camera.   Of course I haven’t completely mastered the technique in such a short time but it has got me scanning ebay to see where…

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The Sun and the Stones

  This video is an extract taken from Cassandra, a film Anja and I made last year for KerstenWoods Productions.   This sequence is beautiful and I thought it could be a stand alone piece in its own right.   This section is called, The Sun and the Stones, and is a joyful celebration of the mid-Summer…

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Britain in a Day

12th November……well did you contribute your video piece for ‘Britain in a Day’?  It has been quite time consuming and I’ve only just finished uploading my effort.  The original deadline was today but they have had such a huge response that they have extended the deadline to 28th November, so there is still time to…

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Bus Stop Apparitions

Anja and I were in St Ives yesterday, visiting a co-conspirator on our ‘transitions’ project.   Walking through the town, the pavement is narrow in places and I stepped into the road to walk around a bus shelter.  Anja said she could see me through the opaque panel that had seen rather better days.  We…

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Making Waves

Welcome to my new video: ‘dip to white‘, which I have submitted to CAZ’s, SQUARE EYES programme: Performance for Video Art.  It will be screened next Saturday, 1st October, alongside 16 other artists from the South West of England, at the all-day-event marathon in the CAZ space, in the basement of the Exchange, Penzance. This…

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In the Dock

“Can you swim?”  asked Christian. “Oh no, you’re not going to throw me in the brink?” I said with some trepidation. “No, it’s just a health and safety thing.  You have been chosen to play a UN Official (extra).” He might have included ‘refugee’, he might just as well have said to ‘people’ background scenes,…

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Partnership

Since my creative collaboration with Anja has become more formalised and we have become a proper working unit to concentrate on making films together – take a look at: KerstenWoods Productions, I have been pondering on the nature of what constitutes a great partnership. In essence, a partnership is an arrangement where two or more…

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