THE HAUNTED SCREEN
A participatory artist residency by Film Ficciones in the Library of Birmingham’s Discovery Pavilion, 22nd-27th October
The Haunted Screen will be turning the Discovery Pavilion into a mysterious “film set”. Against the trend of modern digital image making, participants and library visitors can get involved in all aspects of shooting short films using old-fashioned black and white Super 8mm film, including camerawork, special effects, lighting, sound and performance. Source material for the films’ narratives will be provided by the horrible histories of ne’er-do-well 19th century Brummies, and visual backdrops for scenes will take inspiration from the Library’s collection of glass photographic slides. After being hand-processed, the finished films will be screened on Saturday 26th October in the Pavilion – now transformed into a Victorian Cinema Parlour.
Live musical accompaniment will be provided by The Haunted Screen Band, who might well invite participants to join in!
THE HAUNTED SCREEN IS NOW OVER! Follow this blog for updates when they happen!
Here is the first attempt at telecine-to-digital of the Super8mm film – I’ll be posting the final HD-quality version soon!