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Exhibition to open: 'Dream Makers: Italian Cinema and Its Great Producers'

The Producers Project is proud to announce the opening our exhibtion, 'Dream Makers', curated in collaboration with the Cineteca of Bologna. Salaborsa (Piazza Coperta), Bologna: 22 June - 9 September, 2018. Admission free

Wed 13 June 2018, 11:22 | Tags: Events News Research news Italian Producers

Michael Pigott speaks about sound, cinema and field recording at University of York

The dept’s Michael Pigott is giving a Research Seminar at Dept. of Theatre, Film and Television at the University of York this Wednesday (9 May) titled 'Sounds of the Projection Box: Liner Notes for a Phonographic Method'. The seminar will take place at 12.30pm in room TFTV109. This seminar will focus on research that emerged from The Projection Project, and leads to the release of the Sounds of the Projection Box album, which comes out in July.

Sounds of the Projection Box: Liner Notes for a Phonographic Method.

Abstract: In order to investigate, document and analyse the soundscape of the analogue projection box, before it passes into history, a series of audio recordings was made within functioning boxes, a selection of which will be released as an ‘album’ on the Gruenrekorder label in 2018. The recordings, made in UK boxes that maintain both 35mm film projection and digital projection, also capture the shifting sonic texture of this environment as it changes from primarily analogue to primarily digital operation. This paper will explore the role of phonographic field recording as a practical methodology within a film historical research project (the UK AHRC funded Projection Project), which investigates the role of the film projectionist and cinematic projection throughout the history of cinema exhibition in the UK. Through an analysis of both the recordings themselves, and the experience of making the recordings, it will extract some observations regarding the character, history and culture of the projection box as a lived environment and workplace. Just as cinema-goers seldom get to see inside this hidden room at the back of the auditorium, these sound recordings also reveal it to be a sound-proofed box, a noisy environment in which the interface between operator and machine takes audible form, in which noise of one sort indicates smooth operation, while another sort indicates faults that need to be addressed. It will consider the legibility of noise and propose that the relationship between projectionist and machine is significantly aural as well as visual and tactile.

Video: Karl Schoonover and Rosalind Galt talk to SCMS about their award-winning book Queer Cinema in the World

Video: Karl Schoonover and Rosalind Galt talk to SCMS about their award-winning book Queer Cinema in the World

Thu 03 May 2018, 16:05 | Tags: staff News Publications Research news

Call for Papers: 'Analytic Aesthetics and Film Studies', University of Warwick, October 26-27, 2018

The Call for Papers for the conference 'Analytic Aesthetics and Film Studies' to be held in the department in October has been announced. See the conference website for more details on the conference and how to submit your proposal.

Mon 23 April 2018, 11:20 | Tags: Events News

Video from the Scary Women Film Festival

Video from the Scary Women Film Festival

Fri 02 March 2018, 15:19 | Tags: undergraduate Events News

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