The new issue of Frames Cinema Journal -- "Making Meaning of the Visual: Space and Identity" -- has just been published. I have a paper in it. It's titled: Popeye Doyle in the Rearview Mirror: Has the POV Shot Lost its Human Identity? You can read it for free.
It's about editing techniques for "cueing" POV shots, and our experience of identification with a character if these cues work. The paper starts with the famous chase scene in The French Connection, looks a little into the convoluted theory behind "identification," and then considers how the use of stabilized cameras and "documentary-style" camera work changed the use of cued POV shots.
So go and read the article.
Friday, December 14, 2018
Sunday, December 02, 2018
My short documentary Halina North: Sustainable Fashion Design will be screening January 12-13, 2019 at the Dunedin International Film Festival in Florida.
Saturday, December 01, 2018
My one-minute documentary Paprikash is screening at The 60 Second Film Festival today, in Bangkok, Thailand. The film is "A very short documentary about recreating a family meal."
Sunday, November 25, 2018
My short documentary Abi Bruce: Textiles will be screening January 12-13, 2019 at the Dunedin International Film Festival in Florida.
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
My short documentary Paprikash will screen at the Miniature Film Festival in Vancouver on Thursday, November 8, 2018. The festival features one-minute micro short films. This year's theme is "Love."
Paprikash is "a very short documentary about recreating a family meal."
Friday, October 26, 2018
Our short documentary The Wanderers will screen at the Inverness Film Festival on Friday, November 9th, at 11:00 a.m. To book tickets visit the Eden Court website, or call the Box Office on 01463 234 234.
"The Wanderers" is a short film collaboration between poet Aoife Lyall and filmmaker Ted Fisher. Centered on an emotional and heartfelt reading of Lyall's poem, we consider past, present, memory and hope as we see the poet explore paths near the River Ness and on the shore of Loch Ness.
Thursday, October 25, 2018
My short documentary Halina North: Sustainable Fashion Design will screen at the Eco Fashion Film Festival in Larissa, Greece, November 1-3, 2018. The film is a short documentary profile of fashion designer Halina North.
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Robin Crawford: Glass Artist, our short documentary profile of Edinburgh-based glass artist Robin Crawford, will screen at the 100-Second Film Festival on Saturday, October 27, at 7 p.m. The festival is held in Easton, Massachusetts.
The film was co-directed by Anna Stoltzmann and Ted Fisher.
Tuesday, June 05, 2018
Our short film poem The Wanderers will screen at the Loch Ness Film Festival on Saturday, July 28th, at 7 p.m. The screening is in the Craigmonie Theatre in Drumnadrochit.You can find out more about the festival here: Loch Ness Film Festival.
Monday, May 21, 2018
The new issue of Frames Cinema Journal has just been published, and I have a short article in it. It's titled: A “Farm System” in an Emerging Texas Film Festival Circuit and you can read it for free. It begins ...
It’s April, I’m in Fredericksburg, Texas, and it’s hot and windy.
In another part of the state, 300 miles northeast, tornado conditions are building. It’s fine here, however, if you’re used to Texas weather. It’s high noon, and I’m standing just outside the Fritztown Cinema. I’m nervous and windblown and the sun is at that Texas temperature where you’ll be okay if you walk slowly, but don’t push your luck.
Our screening is tomorrow. Our short documentary The Texas Sun has now appeared at two film festivals. It will go on, after this one, to five more Texas fests. From its premiere (Thin Line Film Festival, in Denton) to its finale (Deep in the Heart Film Festival, in Waco) it will be on a circuit of small Texas film festivals for exactly one year.So go and read the entire article.
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
My short filmpoem "The Wanderers" is screening today at the Festival of Creative Learning & Magma Film Poetry Preview Screening, from 15:00 to 17:00 at Adam House Theatre, 3 Chambers Street in Edinburgh.
Here's what is showing ...
The Festival of Creative Learning has partnered with Magma Poetry on a collaborative project in which 4 students from the prestigious Edinburgh College of Art Film Directing MFA/MA and students from the Edinburgh Movie Production Society (EMPS) have teamed up with poets who were specially selected by Magma editors. The filmmakers chose poems from a shortlist and have been using them to create original film poems.
ECA students and one winner from EMPS will also travel to London for the launch of Magma ‘The Film Issue’ and a screening of the final versions of these films on 13 July 2018.
Please join us for a glimpse into a world of creativity and collaboration as these films are viewed for the first time, and meet the filmmakers, poets, the Festival of Creative Learning team and Magma editors Stav Poleg, Helen Nicholson and Rob A. Mackenzie.
ECA: Maggie Clark, Theodore Fisher, Marios Lizides, Simon Ray
Edinburgh Media Production Society: Miriam Khenissi, Laura Pennycook, Jeremy Pestle, Louis Caro, Nancy Nighting, Sarema Shorr
Poets: Aoife Lyall, Kristi Carter, Ginny Saunders, Laura Seymour, Carrie Etter
Sunday, January 21, 2018
Texans! My short documentary Icarus in Fort Worth screens on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at South Texas Underground Film Festival in the festival's "Hecho En Tejas Shorts" program. The screening will be held in the Wolfe Recital Hall at Del Mar College at 6:30pm.
A Texas daredevil faces danger to become a wingwalker and stunt pilot, risking everything to expand his fame and build a Hollywood movie career. The true story of Ormer Locklear, the greatest pilot you've never heard of.So, go and see it.
Saturday, January 13, 2018
On Thursday night I showed my virtual reality film "Three Dioramas" as an installation at Talbot Rice Gallery. The piece was part of "Terror and Beauty: Artistic Responses to John Akomfrah’s Vertigo Sea," curated by The Tides Group. The show featured works by Zoe Guthrie, Doug Mackie, Stephanie Wilson, and my VR film.
Above: "Three Dioramas" virtual reality installation in "Terror and Beauty," Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. Jan 11, 2018.