Written on Jul, 15, 2021 by in

This thing then is a contact printer for 35mm. The strange image shows a punched film which controls the light. As I have no manual the only thing to do is work out everything as I go along. Very basically a light shines through the back of the negative (loaded on left spools) and through the raw film (on right …

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Written on May, 23, 2021 by in

I am relooking at my own list of aims to pick it apart a bit, self criticise, expand, elaborate or just slag it off completely. 1 To make Art works. The idea that ‘Artworks’ are the final output of my time is contingent on several other ideas that mostly involve the actual social role of the artist as well as …

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Written on May, 23, 2021 by in

Light and dark  We know the light  How well do we know the dark  Like dreams  A third of our life spent in them  In film, 2 x 5ths spent in darkness  Resting  2 x 5ths is 40% , which sounds more than a third. It is.  Sounds closer to half  It’s hard to think of the agency in the …

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Written on Apr, 12, 2021 by in

This sketch has is an edited drawing of one of the architects plans we had done for the process of planning what to do once we bought the building.

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Written on Apr, 11, 2021 by in

Here we see the Cube buildings from Princess Row, the staff door entrance. A nice detail is the glazed windows in the Lantern. This lantern feature was originally the means of light coming into the workshop which is now taken up by the wooden, fan shaped, raked, T&G auditorium. We would like to restore these glass features and explore the …

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Written on Apr, 11, 2021 by in

Old photo of Mark Berry on one of his UK visits. Ray is probably playing with Danny who is out of shot. This is the back door of the projection room at the Cube Cinema which leads out onto the roof of the garages in Princess Row.

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Written on Jan, 27, 2021 by in

This endlessly resourceful and insprational booklet by Esther Urlus at Worm in Rotterdam is now available as a pdf. Here is a link to the pdf version. Its free and its amazing!!!! http://www.filmlabs.org/docs/toboldlygo.pdf

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Been getting into workshop hardly at all due to full time kids homeschool. Managed to get in on monday and started on the viewing table area. Ive got a 16 and a 35 and they both need a few bits of work. The 16 has had a full drive belt and bearings service by Lew.G and the picture is the …

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Written on Dec, 21, 2020 by in

I suppose one thing that seems to be appearing more and more as a focus of interests is the idea of practical explorations of historic cinema (trick photography) techniques but with a very different set of image outcome aims, ie not trying to create ‘fantastic’ or even ‘literal’ images that illustrate a mythological storyline or visual interventions into illusory realities …

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Written on Dec, 04, 2020 by in

The PLAN in new room is to create as much SPACE as possible. I can do this by putting all filing cabs on wheels. Everything on wheels. Then with an overhead scaff grid and clean / free wall I can operate it as a studio and actually work towards making the films I have been planning and devising for years. …

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