Showing posts from February, 2017

Love Me Longer goes to Berlin.

Love Me Longer (5mins, 16mm, 2010) goes to Berlin to play at Greenhouse Berlin as part of Vorspiel/Transmediale. Autobiographical Rituals takes place between Feb 25th and Mar 3rd. Love Me Longer plays the night of the 2nd. Special thanks to Natalia Fentisova.

Autobiographical Rituals - Facebook
Autobiographical Rituals - Website
Greenhouse Berlin  - Website
Vorspiel/Transmediale - Website

Luminous Void Book Crowdfunding Campaign Launched

'Today saw the launch of the Indiegogo crowd funding campaign to cover the design and printing expenses of Luminous Void, a book-length history of the Irish-based experimental film collective’s first two decades of activity.' Since 2010 I've been involved with EFS (Experimental Film Society). We produce personal, demanding, challenging films driven by our love for pictures and sound. Not only do we produce them but we also screen, promote and archive them.
Sometimes it helps to read something about the films in the same way you might read instructions on how to operate a microwave. It helps you get the best out of a TV dinner. It helps you understand why you shouldn't dry your pet cat in it.
And so EFS are launching a book - Luminous Void: Experimental Film Society Documents. There's interviews, articles, histories and some more and being put together by a group of people very passionate about what they do! There are even super talented designers being bro…

HSP200 - Submission

The first 30 minutes of my contribution to HSP200 has been completed and submitted.

So far it features John Murphy, Oli Ryan, Floriana Mancuso, Cillian Roche, Grainne O'Carroll, Enda Moran and Tinto.

' HSP 200 will be a 12-hour film made for both a human and a possible extra-terrestrial audience. A brief synopsis as follows: an extra-terrestrial creature records its observations for its own unknown purposes, seeking out the places that light cannot reach. - Rouzbeh Rashidi '

Read more about HSP200 here

The DeVry Portable Projector

I acquired a Model E 35mm DeVry Suitcase projector (1921) from Cahercon Estate, Co. Clare about a year ago. I've finally built up enough courage to attempt to renovate it.

It is a beautiful piece of machinery, simple in its design, basic electrics (if not a little outdated!), flame retardant (coated in aesbestos) for early nitrate film and most importantly the mechanics are clean considering it's age.

I've currently deconstructed the whole projector and thankfully the original wooden case is just about staying together. Time to clean and rebuild.

I will try and document the process here over the next year or how ever long it takes.

 Show me a digital projector survive 100 hundreds and I will snort the asbestos.