CURRENT FILM PROJECTS



Working Title: THE ROCK FILM

16mm Colour Film Origination

Status: IN PRE PRODUCTION

SYNOPSIS:

The starting point for this production is a reel of 16mm film and a reel of 1/4/" tape containing the soundtrack. This film, from the 1970s, was never completed but can be finshed as indicated below.
The soundtrack tape will digitised by a Fastrack USB audio interface connected to a laptop. The speed speed change needed to match the camera speed pulse frequency, and the 25Hz reference from the laptop, is done during this transfer. The sound for each take is selected and saved as a .wav file. These are then added to the video transfer of the film using the pulse track start to sync each shot. The clapper board will be used to check the accuracy of the sync. The video of the Film, and the sync sound, will then be output as a .mp4 file.
THIS FILE WILL BE A RECORD OF THE FILM, WHICH CAN BE WATCHED ON A COMPUER, OR EDITED AS A VIDEO LATER.



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 particularly in the explanation of technical aspects.
It would be good to complete this work as a 16mm film with optical sound optical sound but the current plan is to initially finish at the VIDEO EDIT STAGE.



FILM IN THIS SECTION AVAILABLE AS STOCK SHOTS FOR CURRENT FILMS




Working Title: SPIRIT OF '68

16mm Black and White Film Origination

Status: PRODUCTION TERMINATED

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: WHILE ONE

16mm Black and White Film Origination

Status: PRODUCTION TERMINATED
SYNOPSIS:

The new idea for the film is to be much more focused on the monitoring and control technologies on the river. Ideas inspired by work in education will also provide new ways of approaching the subject. 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. The conclusion 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 TERMINATED

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 TERMINATED

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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