Category Archives: Documetary Film

Time Not Wasted

Not much done the last few days but all not lost. Yesterday spent a few hours on The Fairground Booth documentary. I have been working on semi computer generated sequence mostly made up of composited layers. I began it a … Continue reading

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Jonas Mekas – Film maker and Film curator

 Jonas Mekas the avant-garde filmmaker and curator of film, one of the most fascinating thinkers and practitioners of independent film or any kind of film  for that matter in New York. For the last ten years he has been making a … Continue reading

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The Fairground Booth – Development of project

Many days work on the project I have been planning for some time -“The Fairground Booth” or ‘The Puppet Show” by Alexander Blok. The play was first put on by Meyerhold in 1906 and I intend to revive a version … Continue reading

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Encounters with the Russian Avant-garde

As I work on the book “Encounters with the Russian Avant-garde” (provisional title) it is gratifying to be able to admit that I am about 80% on the way to completing this project. It has been a long held goal … Continue reading

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Kandinsky and Rodchenko.

Ironically one of the reasons that Kandinsky and other artists began to experiment with abstract art was the impact that photography had on the visual arts and its ability to more accurately depict reality. In this we are mindful of … Continue reading

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Kandinsky – Colour and Form

The Kandinsky section of the book about the Russian avant-garde is taking shape, based on the 6 part film series The Russian Avant-garde -Revolution or Renaissance . Needs some rewriting before graphics can be added and the text formatted for … Continue reading

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The Russian Avant-garde and the New Epoch

Why write and make films about the Russian avant-garde. Basically I was inspired by the artists of the avant-garde. David Burliuk, the father of Russian futurism, for example inspired a film and whole new journey both physically and inwardly.The film … Continue reading

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Copernicus Films projects 2015.

Bristling with ideas for new projects and continuing work in progress. Working on two books. First is a book about the Russian Avant-garde which will be a companion to the documentary arts film series The Russian Avant-garde – Revolution or … Continue reading

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Mayakovsky – New Biography

There is a new biography coming out on 20th January 2015 by Bengt Jangfeldt. This is a pretty rare event and most welcome as there is so little material about the life of Mayakovsky and his work in English. Mayakovsky … Continue reading

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Completion Short Tokyo film

On the final run of the short film set in Tokyo which is another part of the series Japan Philosophical Landscapes. Sound track is in place and completely mixed, although no doubt I will tinker with it until the end, … Continue reading

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