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Andy Mckay / Film / DV MINIATURES

DV MINIATURES is a series of eight x 3.5 minute films produced by Andy Mckay in celebration of Year of the Artist 2001.

First Premiered at Broadway Cinema Nottingham, these films have been shown at over 60 international film festivals an other venues. This has included award nominations. ( see more for listings)

Produced on DV Cam, each film represents a new work " explorations in film from the collaboration of 8 film makers working with 8 artists from a variety of artforms ranging through the visual arts to dance, poetry and animation.
From a production concept originated by film maker and producer Andy Mckay, this Year of the Artist project includes professional artists who were engaged in a development process during Summer 2000 with completion of films in early 2001.

DVD Available 10 contact Andy Mckay: Also Available on Critical Mass from Threshold Studios Northampton ISBN 5 038044300 22 5 Iris Light

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DV MINIATURES CREDITS
DV MINIATURES CREDITS
The Miniatures series features the work of the following artists, choreographers, film makers and musicians.
Tony Hill,Jan Kopinski, Laura Smith, Pete Shenton, Barry Hale, Jane Mulchrone, Stephen Friendship, Simon Withers,Mark Davenport,Mark Gwynne-Jones, Su Ansell,Caroline Locke, Kirsty Mitchell, Bill Ming, Stuart Collinson, Melanie Jordan, Andy Hewitt, Ronnie Fowler, David Wilson.

The project was funded by Year of the Artist, Arts Council East Midlands, EMMI,European Regional Development and The University of Lincoln UK.
 
Posted 31st December 2007
 
MINIATURES FESTIVAL SCREENINGS
MINIATURES FESTIVAL SCREENINGS
Listed below is a listind of some of the film festivals where some or all of the Miniatures have been shown.
Broadway Cinema 2, Nottingham March 2001: X-Trax 2001 The Zion Manchester; 2001 Manchester DIGM Festival; 2001 Dance Northwest Manchester Motion Pictures; 22.05.01 Broadway Media Centre Cinema 1 Nottingham Year of the Artist Finale; June 2001 The Place Theatre - The Video Place London Dance on Screen 2001; Barcelona Sonar; July 2001 Wellingboro Play Festival; Cornerhouse Manchester Kino Film; Metro Cinema London, Raindance Festival; Interfilm Berlin short film festival; Mac Cinema Birmingham Birmingham Film & TV Festival 3 BBC short film nominations; August 2001 Film Festival Frankfurt; Independent vid fest Barcelona OMNI 2002; 23.Phoenix Leicester Line Out 20 years celebration; Wieterstadt Germany Film Fest, Colorado Springs USA Telluride Int. Experimental Festival; 10.12.2001 Broadway Nottingham Mezzanine screen; Dec 2001 The Amolfini Bristol Dance on Screen Tour; 2002 Nottingham Dance 4 Nott Dance; January 2002 Hoxton London Dance Film Forum; June 2002 Chichester Fringe Festival Chichester Dance for the Camera Programme; June 2002 TTV Perf. Arts on Screen Riccone Italy film festival; July 2002 Wandsworth London film festival; June 2002 Nashville USA independent; Manchester UK film festival; 2002 London Randomise film festival; 2002 Moscow, Beijing, Tai Pei international tour randomise film festival on tour; 2002 Bonnington Gallery Nottingham Fear Factor Seven; 2003 Berne Switzerland film festival; July 2003 Las Vegas USA New York Ind. International Festival tour; September 2003 Los Angeles USA New York Ind. International Festival tour; November 2003 Madison Sq. Garden New York USA New York Ind. International Festival; 2003 Malmo Sweden open air cinema event; 2003 Barcelona Spain Film festival; 2003 Lisbon Portugal film festival; 2003 Toronto Canada film festival; 2003 Angel Row Gallery, Nottingham Brief Interludes Film & Video Umbrella; 2003 Madrid Spain Film festival; 2003 Arcueil film festival; 2003 Ultima Norway film festival; October 2003 Venice University Italy British Shorts; 2003 Maui Hawaii film festival; November 2003 Side Cinema Northumbria University IF; March 2004 Gallery Installation Melbourne Fear Factor Seven
 
Posted 31st December 2007
 
A POSTCARD FROM SUTTON ON SEA
A POSTCARD FROM SUTTON ON SEA
The idea is drawn from our interest in the picture postcard, from the kitsch, the straight-faced, the wildly exotic and the deadly dull. Sutton-on-Sea is chosen as the location because of a mutual fascination with marginal seaside towns and Simon is a resident artist on the sea front. A key feature of this work is a series of environmental interventions and installations. The film is composed of five separate scenes, one acting as a background and the four others superimposed. These scenes develop as a moving picture postcard through the use of dissolves. The form allows presentation of four separate but related scenes, but also enables the scenes to connect or juxtapose. It is primarily a piece about image, so connections between separate elements are made through compositional equivalence, metaphor & metonymy.

Conceived & directed by Stephen Friendship and Simon Withers
Producer: Andy Mckay
Sound Composition : Ronnie Fowler
Photography: Roger Knott-Fayle
Editor: David Wilson
Production Manager: Lorene Dewett
 
Posted 31st December 2007
 
ORANGE GIRL
ORANGE GIRL
I fell in love with an Orange Girl, bright as marmalade, at night she slept on a solar bed and dreamt in vivid grey... A film poem exploring the destructive power of our popular media, the constraints it places on what we consider beautiful and the damage caused to those who identify with the endless images of physical perfection. In contrast to the gloss and overproduction of our advertising industry, our films power lies in its immediacy and directness; a voice from the street that reveals how ugly our idea of beauty really is.

Conceived & directed by Mark Devenport & Mark Gwynn-Jones
Producer: Andy Mckay
Cast : Poet : Mark Gwynne Jones
Shop Girl: Dena Smiles
DJ: Steve Blackman
Sound Composition: Steve Blackman
Photography: Roger Knott-Fayle
Editor: David Wilson
Production Manager: Lorene Dewett
 
Posted 31st December 2007
 
PHASIA
PHASIA
The film evolves from the practice of Film maker Barry Hale and dancer and choreographer Jane Mulchrone. Chaos theory reveals how our every movement affects the unseen molecules around us. The compound effect of a tiny action can be enormous. Within the space time dynamics of video feedback such tiny actions can clearly be seen to generate instant and massive change. Phasia begins with film maker and dancer manipulating video feedback independently, as the artistic journey develops, the artists conspire to create architectures of light and physical form.

Conceived & directed by Barry Hale and Jane Mulchrone
Producer: Andy Mckay
Performer : Jane Mulchrone
Sound Composition : Andy Cox
Photography: Barry Hale
Editor: David Wilson
Production Manager: Lorene Dewett
 
Posted 31st December 2007
 
WILL
WILL
? Will ? takes its subject from superstitions and the idea of 'reversal' or making the unknown safe eg. by throwing salt over your shoulder. It uses stark images drawn from superstitions with some performance by Caroline. Images link with previous work such as the slit bellies of hammocks in Carolinas installations; slowly shedding their load of sand onto the floor. The visual style is akin to Su's film 'Cul-de-Sac' in which the subject staring into the lens is hit in the face by the camera swinging forward. We wanted the images to cross-connect , making reference to each other in a poetic manner. ?Will - the anti opposites looking it straight in the eye, superstitions, taboos rising to the challenge of the taboo, sense of release, letting go freedom versus determinism determination, overriding power NO?FEAR ?

Conceived & directed by Caroline Locke and Su Ansell
Producer: Andy Mckay
Performer : Caroline Locke
Sound Composition : Ronnie Fowler
Photography: Roger Knott-Fayle
Editor: David Wilson
Production Manager: Lorene Dewett
 
Posted 31st December 2007
 
SCRATCH THE ITCH
SCRATCH THE ITCH
The collaboration emerged from a common interest in light, the hand-drawn image, the hand-made mark and a shared desire to work in an experimental. This subsequently developed into a film, using drawings, diagrams, doodles, scribbles and text. The intention is to celebrate the raw material of graphic and visual communication - from the energy and dynamism of simple marks on paper, to the indecipherable code that erupts from time to time on the computer monitor; and from the personal, non - commercial, non art, evidence of the hand - haptic, ordinary human activity. It is a non-narrative film stimulated by the interaction of visual rhythms created by looping the material, essentially this is a film for the eyes and ears and ?old brain?, as Len Lye termed it. The soundtrack consists of a collage of sounds which relate to drawing, paper, mark-making, text, language, writing, typing and word processing.

Conceived & directed by Stewart Collinson, Melanie Jordan and Andy Hewitt.
Producer: Andy Mckay
Sound Composition : Ronnie Fowler
Photography: Roger Knott-Fayle
Animation: Stuart Collinson
Editor: David Wilson
Production Manager: Lorene Dewett
 
Posted 31st December 2007
 
GEOMETRY AND GRAVITY
GEOMETRY AND GRAVITY
The film aims to make an exploration of geometry and gravity through the complex movement of a particular shape. The film also seeks to experiment with viewpoint, orientation and camera movement together with sound shape-shifting to disturb and undermine the 'normal' perceptions of reality. To create a structure which evolves from abstract images of moving light and shade, surfaces and edges to images of a person moving with an extraordinary motion through landscape and cityscape. A continuity of motion form and sound dynamic is maintained throughout.

Conceived & directed by Tony Hill and Jan Kopinski
Producer: Andy Mckay
Sound Composition : Jan Kopinski
Photography: Tony Hill
Animation: Stuart Collinson
Editor: Stuart Gozzard
Performers: Keidrych Wasley , Live Rosenvinge
Sound Engineer Chris Skilton
Production Manager: Lorene Dewett
 
Posted 31st December 2007
 
STILL TRYNA SPOONFEED US
STILL TRYNA SPOONFEED US
Inspired by one of Bill?s life-size wood carvings of human figures the film takes its subject from the idea of masks, the concealment of what lies behind them and the revealing of layers within human identity. Its imagery revolves around three principle elements as the piece evolves: The felling of a tree and the symbolism of its layers. Constantly moving shots of three sculptures and the iconography of their body fragments. And finally a digital montage of unfurling layers of images being stripped away to reveal layers beneath. The soundtrack is be based upon a sound poem derived from Bill?s Journals set to sounds gathered from the artists studio, the tree location and audio images concerned with identity.

Conceived & directed by Bill Ming, Kirsty Mitchell and John Ahearn
Producer: Andy Mckay
Sound Composition : Ronnie Fowler
Camera : Kirsty Mitchell and John Ahearn
Editor: David Wilson
Production Manager: Lorene Dewett
 
Posted 31st December 2007
 
SHAKER
SHAKER
Developed from a collaboration between dancer Pete Shenton and film maker Laura Smith, Shaker is a tongue-in-cheek mix of dance and comedy, in which a man tries to capture the heart of a female choreographer, who?s only wish is to disappear.

Conceived & Directed by Laura Smith and Pete Shenton
Producer: Andy Mckay
Cast : Peter Shenton, Louise Klarnett
Sound : Ronnie Fowler
Camera/Lighting: Roger Knott-Fayle, John Arnold
Editor: David Wilson
Production Manager: Lorene Dewett
 
Posted 31st December 2007
 
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