Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Analogue – 01

Bears on the Benches by mdx

Got a bunch of old films = some colour and some bw. Shot the first film (Agfa XRG 200 ) on a Konica Auto S2. http://mattsclassiccameras.com/konica_autos2.html
I got it developed at snappy snaps to see wether getting the prints, as in days of old, was part of the equation – but it wasn't (tho maybe I should have picked gloss over the not quite matt).  But looking at them scanned there definitely is a particular quality - here looking sharp and contrasty. The blue / green maybe from it being 5six years out of date.

Monday, 15 October 2012

Films about estates

Films about estates  – as I'm thinking to make something based around our estate – but not at all in a documentary style.

I am Here is a great project on an estate in Haggerstone facing regeneration – lots about it here http://www.fugitiveimages.org.uk/projects/i-am-here/


Kind of Solid Concrete by Michael Jaworski documents another estate, Robin Hood Gardens, in east London facing regeneration

I put together David Idowu Peace Day video back in 2010. David Idowu, a local teenager was tragically killed in 2008 – the peace day is an annual remembrance and celebration of positive aspects of our community.
I was kinda lazy and put it together using Animoto http://animoto.com

Saturday, 13 October 2012


This term we have to make a choice between the contexts of page and screen - and produce either a book or a short film. Seems I have to go down the film route especially as it gives the chance to work with sound and image together. I'm interested to see how it compares to the combining of image and text. I've been looking at music videos as they seem to hold a culturally easily understood combo of sound and image. Here's PSY - GANGNAM STYLE (강남스타일)


Saturday, 6 October 2012

ONE DAY IN FLAT IRON SQUARE - the private view party

The private view at the Island Cafe was great fun and despite the torrential rain Deirdre Jonnie Nikki Conal Andrew Tom Charlie Ian Jim Jim Joan Bill Juliet Pips Jo Neil Jo Eduardo Angela Helen Colette and Ann all turned up along with at least 10 children who played outside in the rain getting absolutely soaked and loving every minute of it. The photos are staying up at the cafe for the foreseeable future and it was great having both adults and children enjoying seeing themselves immortalised. Thanks DD for taking the photos on the night. And here's the full series: http://www.martindixon.org.uk/index.php/photography/a-day-in-the-life-of-flat-iron-square/