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Our Ghostly Crew

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posted on 2023-08-10, 00:40 authored by Donna McraeDonna Mcrae
Our Ghostly Crew

History

Location

Touring festival - various venues around Poland including Warsaw: Royal Castle, The Amphitheatre at Łazienki Royal-Park, Królikarnia Palace, Park Żeromskiego & accompanying events in Gdańsk, Łódź, Bydgoszcz, Lublin, and Wrocław.

Start date

2023-06-01

End date

2023-09-30

Notes

On_Art Film Festival, Poland, June 2023 Revelation International Film Festival., Perth, July 2023 Melbourne Documentary Film Festival, Melbourne, July 2023

Research statement

Background This is a short documentary capturing an artist making a painting from start to finish. It was made on an old iphone with no other sound or film equipment. The film follows a three act structure and engages in distilling micro budget modes of production down to an absolute minimum. It was also an experimentation on the essay documentary form following the artist on a creative journey and asks the simple research question - Can a work of art be documented substantially on an iphone. Contribution The film follows artist Michael Vale as he creates a painting called 'Our Ghostly Crew' in the Melbourne lockdown of 2021. Once finished, the painting was entered into the Doug Moran, Australia's richest painting prize where it won. The film followed the process from artist studio to award ceremony. The film adapted technical production models to make the work – and engaged with traditional post production and music models to enhance the low-fi emergence of the footage. The nexus of iphone footage with professional sound editing, colour grading and sound mix provided an innovative insight to production models, documentation, and exhibition. Significance The acceptance of the film into mainstream local and international film festivals (On_Art- Poland, Revelation International Film Festival, Perth, and Melbourne Documentary Film festival so far) proves that these methods are suitable and can successfully sit alongside other films that are made by other expensive and traditional modes of production. Here is a link to an interview: http://www.wearemovingstories.com/we-are-moving-stories-films/2023/7/20/our-ghostly-crew Revelation International Film Festival: https://www.revelationfilmfest.org/event/documentary-shorts-1-the-world-and-all-within-it/ Melbourne Documentary Film Festival: https://mdff.org.au

Publication classification

JR1 Recorded/Rendered Creative Works – Film/Video

Scale

NTRO Medium

Event

On_Art Film festival, Poland

Publisher

On_Art Film festival, Poland

Place of publication

Poland

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