1. The Darkroom - Documentation


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    The Documentation Video of our Visual Story 4 Project at the Centre for Digital Media. Edited by Laurent De Medicis

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    • Mad About Machines: House of Tricks


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      Six films exploring the poignant relationships that have formed between people and treasured old machines. "Director Taghi Amirani manages to evoke a truly magical quality in the images he captures, turning the least auspicious ideas into absolute gems.... Intelligent cutting...and a genuine interest in the people he features make Amirani's gentle films presently some of the best on television." Fiona Morrow Time Out "I confess to having been sceptical about Taghi Amirani's series when I saw it described on paper because it seemed unlikely that the matter - people's love affairs with machinery - could amply fill the time. It sounded like a set of quirky miniatures that had got ideas above their station. In the event though, the films offer something genuinely unusual on television - a sustained set of ideas running through portraits of very different lives. Thomas Sutcliffe The Independent "Mad About Machines purported to be about the merely mechanical, but what emerged proved to be far more satisfying than one might have expected - a thoughtful and loving examination of the mechanics of one life, where fortitude had triumphed over great disappointments." Cristina Odone The Daily Telegraph "Of course, we are ultimately more interested in the subjects and their lives, and Brindley emerges as a Patricia Routledge-type character, as scripted by Alan Bennett. And if you're worried that one woman and her typewriter are not enough to make an entertaining 30 minutes, there are two breath-catching moments of inspiration... It's gentle, alluring and whimsical.” Omer Ali Time Out "Amirani has a special feeling for his subjects, which prevents his films from being the least bit patronising. The result is unusual amid the current plethora of heavily ironic documentaries, proving that film-makers don't need gimmicks if they have a sure eye and an open mind." Fiona Morrow Time Out "If you're keen to understand how it is that the things we love shape our lives, Taghi Amirani's exquisitely made programme will fill both your eyes and your cuttings bin." Nicola Barker The Observer "Last week's film, about a man with a passion for lawnmowers, was one of those documentaries which lodge in your mind, pressed there by the faintly surreal nature of the lives depicted. In its account of a character in happy enslavement to the perfection of his huge garden, it had the quality of a fairy-tale, one of those fables in which an enclosed garden has somehow rearranged time, so that a mother could be indistinguishable in age from her son.... In framing his subjects, Amirani has taken care to include their human relationships, not simply their capacity to humanise the inanimate." Thomas Sutcliffe The Independent MAD ABOUT MACHINES Series for C4 6 x 30’ 1997 House of Tricks Director-Series Producer Taghi Amirani Camera Chris Morphet Camera Assistants Jack Holmes Sound Keith Desmond Music Peter Brandt Dubbing Mixer Michael Narduzzo Title Sequence The House Title Music David Lowe Assistant Producer Amir Amirani Production Manager Fiona Reid Production Team Ali Amirani, Beverly Henry, Rupert Miles, Emma Reeves Editor Stuart de Jong

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      • Snob Theater - Last Show Of The Year!


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        Hosted by: Shawn Robbins Comedians: Rob Cantrell Jesse Elias Alex Koll Mary Van Note Special Guest Performance: Drennon Davis Musical Guests: John Vanderslice The Definite Articles Tickets: $12 Friday, December 30th, 2011 doors 9:30 / show 10pm Located @ The Dark Room 2263 Mission Street San Francisco, CA 94110 (415) 401-7987 Snob Theater is a one of a kind show that combines performances by today's best in indie rock with equally feted stand-up comedians. Originating at San Francisco's Dark Room Theater, Snob Theater creates a magnet for smart and entertaining performances and provides a unique and exciting atmosphere for the lucky audience. Produced and hosted by comedian/music blogger Shawn Robbins, Snob Theater showcases the comfort of the performers as they take chances in a stripped-down setting. http://snobtheater.tumblr.com/shows Filmed by Matthew

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        • Golden Week Promotional Music Video Teaser


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          Promotional Music Video Teaser for the upcoming short, "Golden Week", written, directed, and starring Mike Dailey. See a snazzier, less depressing teaser here: http://vimeo.com/33332184 Described by someone who possibly might physically resemble a film critic for the New York Times as "a zany comedy with a big heart", "Golden Week" tells the story of Matthew, the mascot to a weird Japanese kid's TV Show. When the show is cancelled the week before his wedding and he lets himself get coaxed into an impromptu bachelor party by his friends, Matthew will take the steps needed to graduate from the life of an immature man-child, and become a responsible husband to his wife and a giving father to his child. Shot on two Canon 7D's and a Canon 60D with a filming date of January - March, we are still looking for funding to take care of catering and transportation needs for the cast and crew.

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          • Surexposition


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            Expérimentation : vitesse à laquelle une photo surexposée se révèle ... Réalisé dans la chambre noire du Palais universitaire à Strasbourg. Filmé avec un SAMSUNG GALAXY S. Réalisée avec la participation de Cassandra Olita

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            • My First Project


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              • Regret


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                A young man's hopes and fears flash across his mind when presented with the opportunity to finally tell a friend that he loves her. Things You Can't Forget is an ongoing series of visual definitions forming a hyper-contextual dictionary of personal experiences. 2007 / 3 min / Color / S16mm Official Selection (2008): Okanagan Film Festival / Kelowna BC Bumbershoot Festival / Seattle WA PEI Film Festival / Charlottetown PEI Part of the Short Film Corner 2008 / Cannes Cast: Gabriel Grey Pavlina Bahnik Music: Dark Room / Sarah Slean

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                • Darkroom - farfetch.com presents SUPERSTORE awards 2012


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                  The team at Darkroom boutique in London introduce their store for the farfetch.com presents SUPERSTORE awards 2012.

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                  • Walking Through a Dream


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                    A short dream sequence created mostly using animated photograms - January 2009 www.helennias.co.uk

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                    • 08: The Mighty TiTAN Review - November 2011


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                      Welcome to the eighth Filmwasters video podcast. The wonderful people at the ILFORD Photo factory have kindly loaned us their HARMAN TiTAN pinhole camera to review. As soon as Leon saw the box, he knew he was in for some fun times! Also, Filmwasters-regular Francois Laverdure shows how to build a budget darkroom and Leon shows some of the trials of being a mushroom photographer.

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