1. Francis Firebrace takes on the Police at Occupy LXS


    from Mother Brown Films Added 60 0 0

    Francis Firebrace spreading his message and taking on the police at Occupy London. This viral was part of our very successful indiegogo campaign. www.indiegogo.com.firebrace

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    • Firebrace: Behind the Scenes of the Stories


      from Kevin Lee Brown Added 404 1 0

      As we near finishing shooting on FIREBRACE, we wanted to give all our fans and supports a peek behind the scenes at this shoot where we captured a number of Francis' iconic stories for the film. The green background in the shoot will allow us to add special effects later. Watch out for the full project to see them! THANK YOU to all of our supporters on Indiegogo who made this shoot (and more) possible! Visit us at http://www.francisfirebrace.com or follow "Firebrace" on Facebook or @FirebraceMovie on Twitter. Music performed by The DeadEye's @ The Hangout UK 2012

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      • London Thatch - A new high rise English vernacular


        from James Kirk Added 1,113 10 0

        A film for my Masters in Architecture, University of Westminster in Design Studio 17. A thatched approach for the redevelopment of London's postwar towers. In this project I make the case for alteration, extension and remodelling as opposed to demolition as an approach to reworking London’s ageing tower blocks. The approach that is proposed is specific to the site and context, though the attitude is proposed open enough to be repeated elsewhere. London tower blocks are lively communities, with groups of residents who on the whole don’t wish to move or be moved. It is essential to remember this when designing for the renovation of the buildings that the residents live in. The proposals seek to achieve a maintained architecture which promotes a skilled method of construction and restores a skilled trade south London. The project proposal is for a building that facilitates the modification of the existing towers, over time. The project allows for a phased redevelopment of the existing towers, providing on site temporary accommodation for families displaced by the construction process. The existing towers will be extended laterally, on a new structure, to increase the living space of the existing flats, and provide private outdoor amenity space for each, improving the quality and amount of space in each of the flats. Alongside this, a school of Master Thatching is proposed, which will teach local residents a skilled, traditional construction method, the resources and students for which will be used to apply and maintain a new thatched facade for the existing towers. Local people who are in need of work will be able to gain skills, and maintain the existing built environment. The school will train students, maintain the buildings, and promote building using natural materials in the city. Finally, a constructed wetland of reeds will provide the materials required for the new thatching industry in Bermondsey, as well as filtering and cleaning effluent from the towers before it is disposed of in the Thames, and creating a pleasant, diverse functional landscape around the estate, in the location of an underused outdoor amenity space. Credits: Film by James Kirk Music kindly lent by Celer & Nicholas Szczepanik, from the album Here, For Now http://www.nszcz.com/ and http://www.thesingularwe.org/celer/

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        • 100 Hugs Per Minute


          from Kevin Lee Brown Added 835 4 0

          http://www.indiegogo.com/firebrace Francis Firebrace is an an Aboriginal Elder and Storyteller - and he can hug like almost no one else on the planet. http://www.indiegogo.com/firebrace

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          • The Power of Stories: Francis Firebrace


            from Kevin Lee Brown Added 166 0 0

            http://www.indiegogo.com/firebrace Want to see what it's like to get a story from Francis? Watch this video and you'll get an idea - and also a stronger idea of why stories are important in society and need saving. If you know someone who would like to help Francis on his mission to save his culture and his stories, please share our link with them today: http://www.indiegogo.com/firebrace

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            • Firebrace Emu Dance


              from Kevin Lee Brown Added 369 5 0

              Please help us make an interactive documentary http://www.indiegogo.com/firebrace Hope everyone enjoys this bit of Aboriginal culture, shot in London. Music kindly donated by Mack Yidhaky Some special perks over on indiegogo. http://www.indiegogo.com/firebrace

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              • Firebrace indieGoGo film


                from Kevin Lee Brown Added 14.5K 54 4

                Please support FIREBRACE - an interactive documentary about the extraordinary life of an Aboriginal storyteller, and the importance of storytelling in today's world. Visit http://www.indiegogo.com/Firebrace Music kindly donated by Super Luckies

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                • A Productive Landscape for the Lower Lea Valley


                  from James Kirk Added 519 4 0

                  Produced for the first year of my Graduate Diploma in Architecture at the University of Westminster, the animation describes a masterplan for the Lower Lea Valley from Canning Town to Walthamstow Marshes. A gridded timber plantation and testing ground for a new sustainable architecture. The initial proposal is a school of joinery and construction. Having felled the fast growing trees, English woodland trees mature, within which a community emerges, and a park and landscape for the east end is created. A proposal for living within the landscape, and suggestions of an architectural future. Second half music is borrowed. Winner of Diploma prize for Best fourth year Portfolio at the University of Westminster Winner of Detail Magazine Student Award Winner of the Adaptable Futures diploma prize competition for best film. Music: Nicholas Szczepanik, Brian Eno

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                  • Francis Firebrace - Promo Film


                    from Kevin Lee Brown Added 29.7K 132 3

                    This is a promo film for our successful crowd-funding campaign that has now finished. You can still check out the campaign at http://www.indiegogo.com/Firebrace Francis Firebrace is one of Australia's most remarkable storytellers and an Aboriginal Elder. He has spent the last 10 years in the UK, telling his stories around the country and working with challenging young people, while living in a tiny bedsit. This cross-platform project captures his stories and follows him on an emotional journey back home to Australia from England, taking his stories back to where they came from. You will be able to follow Francis and the production team on their journey via facebook and a live production blog, and interact with his stories through video remixing competitions and more. This is a glimpse of that journey with Francis. We are only at the beginning so please 'LIKE' firebrace on facebook @ http://www.facebook.com/FIREBRACEMOVIE Twitter: @firebracemovie www.francisfirebrace.com Please contact: kevinleebrown@mac.com

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