Our new project Landscape/Portrait (working title) follows on from Oxford Road by using archives to revisit and re-look at places today. We will select up to 10 landscape paintings, revisit these sites and film them to produce a modern-day portrait of that landscape. We structured Oxford Road using photographic archives, this time we are going […]
I just re-watched the crowdsourced documentary, Life in A day, on BBC2 which captures a day in the life of people around the globe. The narrative has been structured around a 24 hour time frame and in a way, there are synergies with how we structured ‘Oxford Road’. For me, it was the most meaningful way to edit the film and show a journey along the road and to capture over time, the changing nature of the people who frequent it and their movement along it.
This morning we came across a great @mcrarchives mapping manchester project via @foodiesarah which is encouraging people to collectively map manchester’s history by adding historical photos to a map of Manchester. This caused us to return to look at the public Oxford Road flickr map that we set up a while back . We joyfully discovered that people have […]
To storyboard the film to help us shoot and edit the film, we returned to the Archive+ and the amazing Local Image Collection. Through these sources, we were able to lay down in photographs the strip of Oxford Road featured in the film. This was a really interesting process where photos were mixed up chronologically […]
The Manchester Archive + is part of Greater Manchester County Record Office and features some of their photographic records on Flickr. www.flickr.com/photos/manchesterarchiveplus/ The Odeon Cinema in Oxford Street, Manchester originally opened in 1930 as the Paramount Theatre and was built for the Paramount Film Company of America. Circa. 1910.