On 19th January I took part in one of the club nights at the Camera Club in Kennington, showcasing my work and having a really great discussion with the audience about my darkroom to moving image techniques, concepts, and other conversations around my short film practice.
I screened A Version of Us on my projector (video 8 footage photogrammed onto 16mm film), Where I End Up (which uses photogram animation alongside super 8, low quality digital, video 8 etc), and my straight 8 doco Curiousciousness.
Unfortunately due to technical issues I wash’t able to screen my VIDEOLETTER TO HARVEY MILK but if you were there and missed it you can watch it online here. The photograms in this film derive from super 8 footage I directed in Maidstone before I left, and I used the Camera Club darkroom to make them so it would have been nice to show it.
I was really honoured to be given the space to showcase my work like this, so thank you to Ian and Morris and everyone at the Camera Club, as well as all those who came to watch and join in the conversation.
Thanks to Katie Steed for the photo above, showing A Version of Us.
Testing my 16mm projector before my Camera Club talk this Wednesday - decided to put my first ever 16mm tests from first year on Video Arts degree at UCA Maidstone in 2007 onto digital by filming it on my Canon G12.
Next week, on Wednesday 19 February, I’ll be giving a talk at my local dark room (the Camera Club, Kennington) about my film work and the analogue techniques, particularly the darkroom techniques, that I use to create some of my short films.
If you’re interested and around then come along - more details on the Camera Club website here.
Our team gave the audience a sensory experience to my Vanillary (2013) video, (http://vimeo.com/76948383) with these vanilla ‘sugar cubes’ dropped into hot water in the cup to release the scent into steam right in front of them as they watch.
Inescapable Journey (2010), was also accompanied by an interactive scent element. Once their bottles had been opened it released the powerfully unavoidable scent of Galbanum oil, reflecting the films theme. Video can be found here http://vimeo.com/42035965
A mini power station was created to set the scene for Jo Peel’s, Pipe Dreams (2013), with Cade and Vetiver oil infused scent being diffused for the audience through the dry ice as it mimics the smoke. Jo’s film can be found here http://vimeo.com/jopeel/pipedreams
Come along to the Aubin Cinema at 3pm on the 19th January 2014 for New Shorts #31 - Celluloid Traces.
Yes this was very good despite being totally exhausted from ATP - Cut Copy at Oval Space in London end of November.