Incidental archive

June 10, 2011
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After some time researching and brainstorming the concept into a film piece, filming and editing on the Oxford Road project has stepped up in the last month. We decided in the end to not create a poetic narrative (although this could be part of a future development). The film will be showcased alongside Cote D’Azur […]

Protest!

June 1, 2011
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Something that we’ve always found curious is that people with a protest come and hold them outside BBC Manchester on Oxford Road. It’s as if people are protesting there in the hope that their protests will be picked up and broadcast around the world. I wonder what will happen when the BBC moves – will […]

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Filming

June 1, 2011
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I’ve shot footage along Oxford Road for the last 3 months using anything that comes to hand, including an iPhone, Flip HD, Nikon D90, Canon 305 and Panasonic AF101. It’s the 101 that I’ve purchased and now using for most footage. Oxford Road has proved a good project in which to really get to know […]

Posted in: filming, shooting, technical

5 Hours to go…

May 6, 2011
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Over the past month we’ve been capturing a video snapshot along Oxford Road for each hour of the day. We are now missing just five parts to the film, 02:00, 03:00, 04:00, 05:00 and 12:00.

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Some Notes

February 13, 2011
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Manchester remains an archetype for the complex encounter between memory and renewal with its ever-changing skyline. Over the last 50 years, Manchester has undergone a huge number of physical changes and continues to intertwine rich potential within the city. One example is the future combination of Cornerhouse and The Library Theatre Company, a cultural recombination with the potential […]

Posted in: Mapping, Place

Night Junction

February 7, 2011
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Heading home from a recce along Oxford Road we stopped at the traffic light junction opposite the Cornerhouse and I took a series of unfocussed still photos in rapid succession. This ultra short film sequence is the result. It feels like the beginning of something – not quite sure what that is yet -but nice […]

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The Manchester Archive +

February 6, 2011
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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.

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