Category Archives: Filming in Russia

Alexander Blok, Dostoevsky and Freedom in “The Fairground Booth”

At first glance there seems no literary connection between Alexander Blok and Dostoevsky and their literary styles – they are not doubles in this sense. However in many ways they are metaphysical doubles. Both are concerned with the double nature … Continue reading

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The Fairground Booth “In Production”

Working almost everyday on The Fairground Booth mostly with After Effects programme. Have completed several “fragments” of “animation” which seem to be working OK as well as writing more parts of the book and script almost simultaneously. As background, reading … Continue reading

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Biomechanics – film release – Download

The film Biomechanics is the latest in the series The Russian Theatre Film series. This film is a slight deviation from the documentary style films of Meyerhold Theatre and the Russian Avant-garde, Stanislavsky and the Russian Theatre and Vakhtangov and … Continue reading

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Biomechanics – Editing of new film

Working on and editing new film about “biomechanics” the acting techniques by Meyerhold. Just a small preview. This is an extended version (around 30 minutes) of the footage shot for the film Meyerhold Theatre and the Russian Avant-garde which I … Continue reading

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New writing

Normally I write my one work for my own projects but lately I have been collaborating with somebody else on ¬†book they are writing about Sumerian culture. I am writing a whole extended chapter for T and it is coming … Continue reading

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The Russian Theatre Film Series – Book Publication

This post first appeared on my blog but it is worth repeating to reach a different audience here. This book is the third by Michael Craig. The first being Journey to Ogasawara which was an account of the making of … Continue reading

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Michael Craig – books

Journey to Ogasawara In September 2005 we traveled from Moscow to Japan to make a film about the Russian futurist, poet and artist, David Burliuk, also known as the Father of Russian Futurism. The film was one of a six part … Continue reading

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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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Russian Theatre documentary series

As I finish the book about the Russian Theatre film series +Russian Theatre Documentary Series work already gathering pace on the whole Fairground Booth side of the series. Possible locations being lined up in March for a film version of … Continue reading

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New books on Russian theatre in the pipeline

After the successful launch of Encounters with the Russian avant-garde two more books are in the pipeline. Both of them will be about Russian theatre and connected with the Russian Theatre documentary series. The first book is already two thirds … Continue reading

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