1. Not Lost The Plot - The Story of Queens Road Allotments

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    from Bill Newsinger / Added

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    This is a film I have produced for the Friends of The Queens Road Allotment Society as part of their "Not Lost The Plot" heritage lottery funded project. The project has involved the production of a booklet and website as well as this film. The aim of the project has been to research and explore the history of the site as well as discovering and documenting the stories of allotment users over the years. The site is particularly unusual as the allotments are all privately owned. Allotment owners and users are not confined by regulations present on many council run sites. This film is the final edit of 4 seasonal episodes starting last winter in the thick snow. I am currently still filming an Autumn episode. The film will be screened in Leicester at the end of October 2013 at an event to celebrate the end of the project.

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    • Not Lost The Plot - AUTUMN

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      The final episode in our heritage lottery funded project, "Not Lost The Plot" - The Story of Queens Road Allotments. This episode was challenging as I had hoped for a colourful autumnal end to the year and instead it stayed mild and uneventful until the leaves eventually fell from the trees from boredom without actually changing colour. Also, everyone had cleared off and only by using ninja stealth and vast amounts of patience was I able to obtain a few interviews from the people i bumped into. The project is now complete and I have really enjoyed working on it. A huge thank you to everyone who contributed to the film and I hope it gives a true account of our allotment site 2013. You can watch the final compilation of all the episodes here… https://vimeo.com/76801919 You can visit the Queens Road Allotments website and download a booklet made by my good friend Ted, which was also created especially for the project here… http://queensroadallotments.wordpress.com And you can watch all the separate episodes from the whole year here on my vimeo channel… https://vimeo.com/channels/queensroadallotments The film was shot on a canon 7d. Music is my own composition and recording.

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      • Absent Voices/ Animal Charcoal

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        Animal Charcoal is the first in a series of six Filmpoems commissioned by Alastair Cook for Absent Voices, a group focused on the celebration of the vast and semi-derelict Greenock Sugar Sheds. Animal Charcoal is by poet Gérard Rudolf; the other poets in the series are John Glenday, Brian Johnstone, Sheree Mack, Jane McKie and Vicki Feaver. This series was screened at Body Electric in Colorado and Filmpoem Festival in Scotland; the series of six was performed live at the Scottish Poetry Library, a review is here: http://www.scottishreviewofbooks.org/index.php/editorsblog/entry/event-review-alastair-cook-s-filmpoems-06-12-12

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        • Absent Voices/ Every Memory

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          Every Memory is the sixth in a series of six Filmpoems commissioned by Alastair Cook for Absent Voices, a group focused on the celebration of the vast and semi-derelict Greenock Sugar Sheds. Every Memory is by poet Sheree Mack; the other poets in the series are John Glenday, Brian Johnstone, Gérard Rudolf, Jane McKie and Vicki Feaver. This series was screened at Body Electric in Colorado and Filmpoem Festival in Scotland; the series of six was performed live at the Scottish Poetry Library, a review is here: http://www.scottishreviewofbooks.org/index.php/editorsblog/entry/event-review-alastair-cook-s-filmpoems-06-12-12

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          • Absent Voices/ The God of Sugar

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            The God of Sugar is the second in a series of six Filmpoems commissioned by Alastair Cook for Absent Voices, a group focused on the celebration of the vast and semi-derelict Greenock Sugar Sheds. The God of Sugar is by poet Vicki Feaver, a widely published poet; the other poets in the series are John Glenday, Brian Johnstone, Sheree Mack, Jane McKie and Gérard Rudolf. This series was screened at Body Electric in Colorado and Filmpoem Festival in Scotland; the series of six was performed live at the Scottish Poetry Library, a review is here: http://www.scottishreviewofbooks.org/index.php/editorsblog/entry/event-review-alastair-cook-s-filmpoems-06-12-12

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            • Syria Meets Scotland

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              Contrast in any film is vital to capture the imagination of the viewer. Here's a sneak preview of the end credits - of seven short films - which we were commissioned to produce for the group, Action for Mountain Woodlands, who are based in Scotland. We've blended ancient Syrian music, with HD footage and sound, recorded against the backdrop of bog cotton and summer grasses against a Scottish Highland Loch. As a concept, the idea of cultures sharing their music and the love of the land in a shared approach to humanity is not new. What we've created is our interpretation of this in the rough cut of the end credits. Supported by the RSPB, Scottish Natural Heritage, Cairngorm Mountain, The Heritage Lottery Fund and Forestry Commission Scotland, the films examine the species Montane Scrub, which face near extinction. They were the first family of plants to colonize the mountain regions of Scotland, 14,000 years ago, after the last ice age. The films are scheduled to be released early in 2010 and you will be able to preview them here in full.

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              • London Wildlife Trust 30 years

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                A corporate film for those lovely people at the London Wildlife Trust to commemorate 30 years of great work

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                • Absent Voices/ Yesterday's Noise

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                  from Alastair Cook / Added

                  Yesterday's Noise is the fifth in a series of six Filmpoems commissioned by Alastair Cook for Absent Voices, a group focused on the celebration of the vast and semi-derelict Greenock Sugar Sheds. Yesterday's Noise is by poet John Glenday; the other poets in the series are Gérard Rudolf, Brian Johnstone, Sheree Mack, Jane McKie and Vicki Feaver. This series was screened at Body Electric in Colorado and Filmpoem Festival in Scotland; the series of six was performed live at the Scottish Poetry Library, a review is here: http://www.scottishreviewofbooks.org/index.php/editorsblog/entry/event-review-alastair-cook-s-filmpoems-06-12-12

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                  • Prof Files: Bryan Clarke

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                    Renowned puppet maker and Punch and Judy Prof, Bryan Clarke, reflects on his career in puppetry.

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                    • Absent Voices/ Revenant

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                      from Alastair Cook / Added

                      Revenant is the fourth in a series of six Filmpoems commissioned by Alastair Cook for Absent Voices, a group focused on the celebration of the vast and semi-derelict Greenock Sugar Sheds. Revenant is by poet Jane McKie; the other poets in the series are John Glenday, Brian Johnstone, Sheree Mack, Gérard Rudolf and Vicki Feaver. This series was screened at Body Electric in Colorado and Filmpoem Festival in Scotland; the series of six was performed live at the Scottish Poetry Library, a review is here: http://www.scottishreviewofbooks.org/index.php/editorsblog/entry/event-review-alastair-cook-s-filmpoems-06-12-12

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