CURRENT FILM PROJECTS



Working Title: ROCK COMPILATION FILM

16mm Reversal Colour Film Origination

Status: IN PRE-PRODUCTION

SYNOPSIS:

This film was started in 1974/75 on a beach location in Saltwick Bay, North Yorkshire. It was an unusual film with a cast of around 6 people and props including a purple hat stand and a six foot long paper mache snail large enough to conceal an actor! Two 100' reels of Kodachrome 25 reversal were shot but one was lost in processing. The filming could not be repeated with actors, props etc. so all progress on the film ceased until 2017. The remaining reel and the original 1/4" tap recordings still exist. Work by the makers, on an exhibition of 8mm film from the 1960s, led to the idea of restarting work on this "archive 16mm film".

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Working Title: GENERATION ROBOT

16mm Colour Origination

Status: PRODUCTION SUSPENDED

SYNOPSIS:

The introductory section was shot in April 2014 together with other material for the original version. The film began with images of St. Christophe la Grotte, a small village in Savoie. The video rushes were synched up and a preliminary edit, together with titles and sound effects, was produced as a DVD. The original video edit cannot be used now due to compatablity problems between the video editor and Windows 10. The DVD material has been read into Sony Movie Studio HD 11 and provides a way forward if required.



Working Title: SPIRIT OF '68

16mm Black and White Film Origination

Status: PRODUCTION SUSPENDED

SYNOPSIS:

The idea of the film has been taken back to the original concept. This was some film in london, including crowds in trafalgar square, and students in "freshers week" at Leeds University in 2008. The soundtrack can be edited from the original audio from "October '68" recorded on the anti-Vietnam war rally in London, October 21st 1968. Soundtrack and the images are to be edited so that comparisons between 1968 and 2008 are encouraged but not "sign-posted" by voice over! The video transfer is Ok and loads correctly in Sony movie studio 11 and tapes are playable on the UHER open-reel tape recorder. The B/W film could still be edited to match the video in future. The wav file of the soundtrack could be used with the picture negative to produce a traditional 16mm combined optical print as a short if required. However, the current plan is to finish at the VIDEO EDIT STAGE.



Working Title: MUSICAL CHAIRS:
An Interactive Musical Experience.

16mm Colour Film Origination

Status: IN POST PRODUCTION
SYNOPSIS:

The first section is project development at Leeds University in the Music department with testing and development and a description of the device being produced to set the scene.
The next section has images of Newcastle and the engineering heritage of the area. Focus then moves to the "Centre for Life" in central Newcastle and its role in highlighting the present scientific, engineering and artistic role of the area today.
The wider background to the work is covered and the working of the project as an installation at the Museum for Life is also featured. The final days of the project at the "Centre for Life" during the Maker Faire make a natural ending. The topics are not necessarily dealt with in a linear sequence but may be combined in other time relationships to give extra insight into the work and its conception. Extra footage and soundtrack work will be needed for the final version.



Working Title: WHILE ONE

16mm Black and White Film Origination

Status: PRODUCTION SUSPENDED
SYNOPSIS:

The film follows the path of a stream from close to source down to the sea. Evidence of technology, both old and new, is highlighted along the journey. Gradually the focus shifts to the modern technology used in river level monitoring and flood control. The conclusion of the film outlines the control techniques being used in flood control and the part played by embedded systems within it.



Working Title: RENEWABLES OLD AND NEW

16mm Colour Film Origination

Status: PRODUCTION SUSPENDED

SYNOPSIS:

The film looks at renewable energy in a number of ways. The first is in terms of development as in Windmill to Windturbine or Waterwheel to Water Turbine. More recent devices for conversion of solar energy are also to be included.The ways in which these types of energy conversions are used, with emphasis on elctrical output. Finally, the technolgical and political issues involved in the use of these technolgies.



Working Title: GIBRALTAR 1895

16mm Colour Film Origination

Status: PRODUCTION SUSPENDED

SYNOPSIS:

The film starts with images of modern day Gibraltar, but focusing on the part it has played in history. The film is actually about my Grandfather who, as a band boy, went to Gibraltar in 1895 with the British army. The film will look at important episodes in his life and expand into the political and cultural implications of these same events to the wider community. An obvious example being the first world war. Gibraltar lends itself to use as a recurent theme due to the common history that we share. It also provides the ending with photographs of "the Rock" from the sea by his son, my father, just prior to the second world war. The date of the photographs is 1936, an important date for the nearest neighbour to Gibraltar, Spain, and ultimately the rest of the world.



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