Category Archives: Cinema buildings

You stupid boy!: Ian Lavender is the voice of the Curzon’s Victor Cox

Ian Lavender is the voice of Victor Cox in the Curzon Memories App, which is due to be launched on App Store and Android Market soon.  Ian was in Bristol for the Slapstick festival, which included a restrospective on Dad’s … Continue reading

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Bordwell on Pandora’s digital box, the threat of digital conversion to the art house cinema

David Bordwell has been writing a series of blog posts about the threat of digital conversion to art house cinemas, what Screen Digest has coined the ‘digital shortfall’ – i.e. those screens that will be lost becuase they cannot afford … Continue reading

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Demo of third iteration available here


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New vid about the Curzon Memories App

Video documentation about the Curzon Memories App – video by Sy Taffel, starring Jon Dovey, Constance Fleuriot, Jess Linnington of the Digital Cultures Research Centre, UWE: Curzon Memories App Documentation from Charlotte Crofts on Vimeo.

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The Regal, Tenbury, HFL restoration and audio memories project

The Regal, Tenbury won a Heritage Lottery Grant to restore the cinema in 2010, after having been in touch with Education Officer, Cathy Poole at the Curzon to find out their restoration programme.  The Regal opened as a cinema on Thursday July … Continue reading

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Curzon Memories App at International Museum Theatre Alliance conference

Have been invited to present on the Curzon Memories App at the IMTAL (International Museum Theatre Alliance) mini-Conference at MShed Bristol this weekend, Sat 15 October, 2pm. I will be focussing on the use of dramatisation in the Curzon Memories … Continue reading

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What, the curtains?

I’ve been beavering away making a new set of curtains for the Projection Hero installation. It’s now safely back in Tarim’s hands, so he can finalise the interface, finesse the controls and insert the LED lights in time for the … Continue reading

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Projection heroics: Tarim in action at the Curzon

Tarim pulled out all the stops and managed to get a working prototype of the Projection Hero installation working for the second iteration – needs lots more work, but the Curtains, LEDs and video could all be manipulated from the … Continue reading

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Projection Hero

One of the installations I’m working on with Tarim is Projection Hero, where the visitor can learn about the role of the projectionist through interacting with a miniature cinema. Here’s one of my initial drawings: There will be a laptop, housed … Continue reading

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I’ve been sewing some curtains for the Projection Hero installation that I’m making with Tarim from Media Playgrounds.  Who knew that Home Economics would come in handy?

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