Technical run through
Met with Susan at NRO today for a technical test ahead of the launch. Quite easily we managed to get the images matching on both laptop and projector screen. The audio was a bit more complicated, with only two audio jack sockets to choose from, I selected the wrong one which when combined with another issue, a low volume setting, it presented a problem none of us knew how to solve. Luckily Peter from the East Anglian Film Archive came along and all was sorted out very quickly. Always good to do a technical run through to ensure as smooth a delivery as possible.
The film archive has a fantastic online resource – I have chosen this film Proud City from 1955:
At the beginning of the film, people are shown participating in a walking tour of the city – passing sites I walked with the History Detectives last year.
It has gone live
So the artwork is up and ready to view:
The Artist Statement can be viewed here:
This has been a very involved project and it feels rather strange now the artwork is completed and on YouTube. Just the Artist Talk for the official launch in a couple of weeks time – technical run through on Friday.
The other side of the country
The Connecting Communities project consists of two commissions, this one and another one in Wales.
Artist Trevor Woolery worked at the Glamorgan Archives with the Grangetown Local History Society in Cardiff. Sea of Words is an animated film exploring the history of the Cardiff docks. Its a really engaging work and the singing sets its off beautifully. Take a look….
Sign off and completion
I received a confirmation email to say all has been agreed. So we have set a date for the launch event that will happen at the Norfolk Record Office next month. So I’m going to be working on a short artist talk to elucidate the process which will round the commission off nicely. I hope all the history detectives can make it – it will be nice to see everyone again.