One of the most significant discussions we had in Bristol was with Maggie Ellis of FLAMIN. She made it clear that she wasn’t able to offer anything concrete at the moment, but we have come to realise that the advice she gave to us was far more valuable than any money at this stage in our development. Maggie helped us to understand that in order to progress and to become convincing artist filmmakers we needed … Continue reading
FilmWorks came at a crucial time for me and without it I am not sure what direction my work would be taking now. The course gave me the courage and motivation to pursue my ideas on a much more ambitious scale than previously and let me know that I was not alone. My eyes really have been opened to the realities of the industry – certainly when it comes to money. At first this shook … Continue reading
This recording shows the technical test in action.. it can be done! Technical test projection from Webb-Ellis on Vimeo.
Below is the initial installation plan for the projection, followed by a still from our test projection.
From the outset of our idea for our four screen, immersive video installation, we have worried if it would be technically possible. Finally, we have been able to put our doubts to rest and make a working maquette. The space we have used for the test is much smaller than the final installation will be, and the video is too high off the ground, poor quality etc. ( the list could go on) BUT.. it … Continue reading
Firstly, I would like to say thank you to everyone who made the networking event in Bristol possible, and that I really enjoyed meeting the other participants from Bristol and Nottingham. A sufficient amount of time has passed since the finale of FilmWorks for me to feel I can really reflect on my experience in Bristol. This was the first time that I have experienced anything like that market situation and I am so glad … Continue reading
The unfamiliar feelings that accompanied me after the first FilmWorks session told me that this programme was going to shake up my way of thinking, and challenge the way I work. I am an artist and a film maker, and, to be honest, have not spent very much time around film makers before. I watch and read about film, but am more familiar with the space of the art gallery, and the language of art. … Continue reading