Category : things I’m doing, done and planning on doing

I’ve been doing more tests with film surface distress and a better set up to rephotograph. This frame shows the effect after only minutes exposure to the distressing agent. The circular area is about 5mm in diameter.  

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Written on Sep, 16, 2015 by in

I’m asking people this question. Seeking peoples definitions in simple terms. Here I will compile the answers. If this question was “what is A cinema” we would get answers that only relate to he institution of a building and its use and this would weight the enquiry too much in one (predicatable) direction. James Reed  “Film based projection”  (he was …

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After 17 years I finally got my 1996 film Crow / Pylon Configuration digitised. It is going to be screened at Kino-Im-Sprengel In Hannover next week. Here are some frame grabs. Back in 96 there was only Standard definition. Now though HD has really helped the case for film because I can scan the original A and B rolls of …

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Did the 4th Film Jam at the Cube Cinema on Saturday as part of the Hendo nights that go on there. We last did film jams over 12 – 14 years ago back in the early days of the Cube. Mega thanks to Rod Maclachlan  for coming and jamming.    

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Extremely pleased to be offered the Imperial War Museums Debrie 35mm step printer. This machine was built in the 1930’s and has been used by IWM to transfer all their Nitrate films to safety film.

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Heres the light show as we ended up setting it up. On several tables infront of the stage, effectively as the front row. Operating the OHPs meant standing up and this probably caused some obstruction to visibility for some of the audience. At the bottom left of the picture is the 16mm modified to hand cranked which featured in the …

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Written on Sep, 17, 2012 by in

Holding up in woodbridge at the half way mark for the tour. Its been impossible to blog because of time restraints, internet scarcity and mammoth workload and show schedule. I can offer here but a mere sample of this tour in photo form. Its been an amazing journey so far, mentally, emotionally, phsyically, creatively. Erica, Matt and Tall have been …

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Here are some images of stuff in studio in preparation for the MV / EE tour which we start next week. I will be posting blogs for each show hopefully. Our basic set-up consists of 4 x kodak 35mm slide projectors on dimmers, 2 Epidiascopes using various lights/lamps as projections, a prism beam splitter and prism (in reverse), 2 OHP …

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Here are some frame grabs from Esther Campbells film working of a James Blackshaw track. Was shot on an Arri for first 2 days, then I used a Bolex on the last day. I will post a link to the finished piece when its available. Really happy with the results especially this shot where we crane down from high in …

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Written on Jun, 30, 2012 by in

Recently went to Cinema Nova in Bruxells. Been waiting to see this place for ten years. They were hosting a Kino Climates meeting and it was a great event with lots of meetings, dialogue, screenings and socialising.         The Kino Climates network has great potential. One thing I will be pushing now is proclaiming a ‘CELLULOID’ movement …

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