Live Art Commission with LADA announced!
The Floating Cinema is commissioning a new site specific work in
partnership with the Live
Art Development Agency. This performance or live event will
engage with audiences on and/or off the vessel whilst moored or
moving near a specific stretch of the canal in central London. This
commission builds on the success of artist Ian Giles’ 2011
commission for the Floating Cinema, A Smaller Sound, A Bigger
Crowd (documentation of which can be seen here).
See the brief below for details and how to apply for this
The deadline for proposals is 9am on Tuesday 28
Just back from another great meeting at Turks Shipyard this
morning with the team. Dorian has installed the webcam and things
are starting onsite. Watch this space to see the boat build live
from Turks in Kent!
I've been busy building our custom webcam setup for the Floating
Cinema, and wanted to check out how well it worked uploading images
on the move, so decided to take it out for a test run in my car.
Cue lots of strange looks from people wondering what I was
For those interested in the technical details - the webcam set
up is a Logitech USB webcam connected to a Raspberry Pi, with a USB
3G Modem for internet connectivity. The whole thing is stitched
togehter using Ruby/Gstreamer and some networking juju using
OpenVPN, to provide remote access.
The final item will also have GPS attached to it, but for the
coming weeks it's going to be mounted statically watching the ship
build, so no need for all that.
The whole thing is working pretty well, though my car USB power
supply was a bit flakey so I didn't get that many good shots on the
way (and the roads around the Lee Valley are a lot less interesting
than the canal!)
After months of pursuing the possibilities of using the rusty
but rather lovely old industrial hopper as the base for the
Floating Cinema, and extensive interrogation, head scratching,
number crunching (and the odd touch of procrastination) by
structural engineers, marine surveyors, architects and
boat-builders we’ve come to the conclusion that it just ain’t going
So, it’s been back to the drawing board for the architects,
onwards with the quest for a new solution, and extensive research
into boatyards to test the feasibility of building a brand new
Floating Cinema from scratch. It’s been a nail-biting time, but
we’re back on track with a slightly revised design, and a new
Oonagh Kearney has won our Short Doc commission!
We are delighted to announce that film maker Oonagh Kearney has
won our Floating Cinema Short Doc commission - congratulations
Oonagh! This short documentary film will be screened at the launch
of the Floating Cinema later on this summer.
Morre information about Oonagh's winning film proposal and
screenings coming soon.
Many thanks to BRITDOC
Foundation for all their support with the selection
Calling all Filmmakers! Floating Cinema Short Doc 5k Commission!
The Floating Cinema is inviting
inventive proposals from UK & International filmmakers for a
short documentary (up to 20mins) that freely interprets the
Floating Cinema 2013 theme of 'Extra-Ordinary'.
This prestigious commission will premiere at the London launch
of the Floating Cinema in late June 2013. The successful project
will be selected by a panel comprising representatives
of BRITDOC Foundation, UP Projects and
directors Karen Guthrie & Nina Pope
For details of how to apply are in the PDF below.
The deadline has been extended to 4pm Tuesday 26
Join the Floating Cinema Team!
We're looking for an extra-ordinary Events Manager to help us
deliver our summer porgramme. For the full job description and
details of how to apply download the document below.
All together now for a massive team catch up at Legacy List!