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Hi dome-labbers. No doubt I’ll have more to say shortly, but I wanted to jot a little firstly while I sit here in some interstitial time-space having done the preliminary comb-through of the email jungle that I knew would await me upon my return.

Firstly, Vicki and tutor team, I want to express again my immense thanks to you for this experience. Really powerful business. Secondly, to my fellow participants, it was great to meet you and work alongside you on this thing. And thirdly, to my team members, Donna, Paul, Teresa, Yvette and Lyndi, thanks so much for being a rockin team, it was a great pleasure to work with you and put our heads together. It’s kind of hard waking up this morning and NOT getting on a bus to go shoot more mad 180 degree views of people tied up and wrapped in plastic…

So what does it all mean?

There are a lot of levels on which this workshop has worked for me. Firstly, to be exposed to the necessity of framing absurdly is a powerful thing, actually! To frame as close to the bottom as possible, and to KEEP doing it, again and again, is an oddly difficult thing! This is one of the aspects of my ‘smashing cinema against the dome’ comment; it is this ongoing abuttment of all that we know in terms of traditional a/v, against this Other form with its own very specific aesthetics and requirements.

And so coupled with the aesthetic questions, are questions of spectatorship, that other stalwart of cinema theory. I don’t often write facebook updates (like once a year), but oddly, this workshop has driven me to send out a bunch of them as some way of exporting the thoughts that have arisen during the time. The last one I sent I do want to share: “The dome is cracked right open; we must destroy the spectator.” Think I wrote it Thursday night round midnight as I sat there looking at rushes of our poor student actor trussed and panicking under black plastic and a strobe light (what were we thinking?!). I was trying to get at this really powerful sense of how a Dome orientation shifts the spectator, releases them from this mastery of being a single, fixed point in space that regards everything with equanimity and distance, and, in deed, refuses it. Expanded cinema has always had this goal in some way, but the viagra uk next day delivery. Dome experience definitely has a singular way of producing it, and, as Hue noted early on in her talk, it’s deeply phenomenological, it takes the traditional ways in which cinema speaks to the body, and adds in this powerful sense of movement…

Well, I could go on now, so I”m gonna stop there. Thankyou all, again, for the experience.

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interactive dome projection

Hi folks,

very last minute admittedly (have only now been able to turn my attention to this, SCU Media Degree Course Review document having been finally been put to bed!), doing a bit of hunting about and here, a really interesting advair by mail. dance performance using dome projection and VVVV:

Other than that, very excited, see you all tomorrow!




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