During the 1920s, cinematographer Claude Friese-Greene travelled across the UK with his new colour film camera. His trip ended in London, with some of his most stunning images, and these were recently revived and restored by the BFI, and shared across social media and video websites.
Since February I have attempted to capture every one of his shots, standing in his footsteps, and using modern equivalents of his camera and lenses. This has been a personal study, that has revealed how little London has changed.
There have been lots of enquiries about the music ... It's Pachelbel's "Canon in D Major", and this recording came from this brilliant website ... http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html
Credit to ...
Canon in D Major, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
Also, the BFI manage the rights to the restored versions of Claude Friese-Greene's "The Open Road", of which the London shots are a segment.
Full preview, Released 15th July on 12" and digital.
"Alex Warren aka. Kiwi has been in and around East End discotheques for a while, with his residency at the dependably ramjam Durrr night and monthly 4 hour stints at the Nest. After being circulated on white label for a few months, 'Llama' is his first full release. It’s a spangly, optimistic disco churn with a belting climax that's caused a fair few dancefloor pina colada spillages as I've tested it around the world. 'Jerboa' sees Kiwi exercise his talent for a hypnotic and heavy 112bpm chugger, a talent that's seen his slower productions picking up plays from Erol Alkan, Andrew Weatherall, Ewan Pearson and Daniel Avery. Fellow Durrr resident Rory Phillips brings a pumping lycra workout of a remix, and my own Hot Mix Five meets Simple Minds interpretation rounds it all off. "
- Jack Savidge
UPCOMING: Brandon Polanco's feature film "Earth Mother" is in post-production now. Please check out our Facebook page for more information: https://www.facebook.com/EarthMotherFilm/
Writer's Block (2013)
Starring: Bryan Cranston, Lela Edgar, Spenser Granese, and Chaz Rose
Director of Photography: Shane Valcich
Editor: Erinn Clancy
Composer: Will Wyatt
Producers: Spenser Granese, Chaz Rose, Brandon Polanco
Writer & Director: Brandon Polanco
Filmed during the principal photography of 'Cold Comes the Night' in 2012 amidst Hurricane Sandy, Brandon Polanco wrote this script in one night. Mr. Cranston gave the production assistants the ability to pitch their scripts and the next day he would star in the winning story. Mr. Polanco's script was chosen and they immediately went to work on creating Writer's Block. Now you can watch the magic of that fateful weekend in the catskills. Please share, like our project, and help us tell our story around the world, you can follow us on Facebook for more information about Writer's Block.