1. is it pacific in an ambiguous quay

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    from Gabi Bilin (Semperunus) / Added

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    Maybe it is only in the movies that everyday sounds around us could make something more coherent - something of a musical piece. But it is a lot to do with perception: what we hear and what we are listening to, what we see and what we are looking for. So many details just pass by, so many of them are unnoticed because we simply do not pay attention. Is there a chance to hear 'music' in conventional terms while we just walk around the Pacific Quay?.. probably not. So let's leave it to the movies... and crazy audiovisual pieces. It was a complex process so it is hard to say what comes first: sound or image. Image was edited according to the soundtrack but the track was composed out of sounds that could be created by the objects in the image. Everything starts at the location, however, none of the sounds were actually recorded there. In a sense this relationship was inspired by the writing of Michel Chion: particularly, his notion of the audiovisual counterpoint and vertical versus horizontal coherence. My goal was to establish the authority of both elements so both would have their own independence and, at the same time, reliance on each other. At first glance it may look as those are just a lot of moments of synchresis but, more importantly, image and sound have 'their own stories'. At the start image is realistic, wide shots suggesting space while sound is rather local and singular. So even though it looks 'natural' (image and sound is textually coherent) it is already juxtaposed. Then sound develops into something more complex and layered, more and more rhythmic elements appear with occasional sense of pitch. Moreover, sound is more reverberated, thus, it suggests wider space. However, image gets more 'local': close-ups of different objects or small spaces dominate the screen. There is still a sense that the object on the screen causes the sound but it is clear that the relationship of the two is quite artificial. Although, the moments of synchresis are present throughout the whole piece, textual coherence slowly disappears and at the end the sound does not represent the objects in the image and vice versa. Sound is getting more and more complex and acquires some qualities of the musical piece while image is turning into something discomforting and artificial. 'Artificial' is significant to the piece. Is it really possible to hear music in everyday sounds? Is it really possible to see beauty in everyday objects?.. Probably only in the movies...

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    • Week 7 - The Bridge over the River Clyde

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      from Gavin Hopkins / Added

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      For the seventh week I found Glasgow basking in a little winter sun so I decided to make something a bit closer to home. The Clyde Arc (or Squinty Bridge as it's affectionately known by locals) was constructed in 2006 and has become an iconic landmark for Glasgow. Sitting just across from this is the Finnieston Crane, a giant, rusting and oddly beautiful relic of the city's industrial past. Together with several other buildings they form one of my favourite parts of Glasgow. This is my first attempt to try and document them in any detail but no doubt I'll be back again at some point to have another go. In this video you can also see the BBC building outside of which a number of journalists were strike on the day I filmed. The final image is a silhouette of one of the entrances to an old tunnel that used to run under the Clyde in a time when ships still sailed this far up the river and is a reminder of the history and heritage of this part of Glasgow. I shot this on a Canon 7D with my Sigma F1.8 24mm, Sigma F2.8 70-200mm, Canon F1.4 50mm and Canon F1.8m 85mm lenses. The music track is entitled "Come with Me" and is licensed from Audio Network.

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      • Thea's Winter, Glasgow, Scotland 2010

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        from Thea Newcomb / Added

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        Here's a little, wintry footage shot over the past week or so in Glasgow. Scenes were shot on small Kodak Z-1, edited in iMovie 09 (rubbish). Photos taken on Canon Powershot. Music from the lovely, fellow Californian, Susie Suh...Download it on Susie's own site (details on the video). Oh and SUSIE's on Vimeo! http://vimeo.com/user1729961

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        • Partickular Films

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          Production Company based at The Hub, Pacific Quay, Glasgow. We make Commercials, Corporate Videos, Documentaries, Music Videos & Short films. www.partickularfilms.com info@partickularfilms.com

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          • The Hub Story

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            from Inner Ear / Added

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            The Hub houses a creative community within Glasgow's digital media quarter. The property developers behind The Hub, Downtown Space, commissioned Inner Ear to create a video to tell the story of the building's development and how it facilitates serious collaborative creativity.

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