CURRENT FILM PROJECTS



Working Title: THE CACHE

16mm Colour Film Origination

The "secret film in the tin" is 16mm Reversal Colour

Status: PRODUCTION SUSPENDED

SYNOPSIS:

This new film starts with the discovery of a tin containing a reel of 16mm film and two reels of 1/4/" tape all in a 1970s newspaper wrapper. What is on the 16mm film? why was made? and how are the tapes related to the 16mm film? Is the newspaper a clue?
Old technology will be required to find what is on the 16mm film and tapes if answers to the questions are to be found, possibly using a "CSI" style approach.

The plot of the new film is still very much a work in progress.



Working Title: MUSICAL CHAIRS:
An Interactive Musical Experience.

16mm Colour Film Origination

Status: PRODUCTION SUSPENDED
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.



Working Title: WHILE ONE

16mm Black and White Film Origination

Status: PRODUCTION SUSPENDED
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.



FILM IN THIS SECTION AVAILABLE AS STOCK SHOTS FOR CURRENT FILMS




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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