Songs for Wild Horses - New Dimensions
In June 2015 City Eye began a new collaboration with New Dimensions, the Hampshire-wide music initiative led by Anvil Arts and Turner Sims. Delivering projects in specific locations, New Dimensions works with composers and musicians to commission new music which involves local people and celebrates communities.
The Songs for Wild Horses project began in 2014 when Nils Økland and Øyvind Skarbø were invited by New Dimensions to work with local musicians based at Coda Music Centre. Since then they have collaborated with the Songs for Wild Horses Ensemble and Coda Community Singing Group to devise the new suite of music which will be premiered on Sunday 4 October at The Treehouses, Beaulieu.
Inspired by the landscape and stories of the New Forest and Norway, Songs for Wild Horses presents a contemporary response to the musical and oral traditions of these places. The piece includes arrangements of traditional Norwegian songs, and the ‘Songs for Wild Horses’ song written by Bob Burke and members of Coda Music Centre.
Along the way City Eye has documented both workshops at Coda Music Centre and 'pop-up' performances by Nils and Øyvind on the beach at Barton on Sea and at The Observatory, Keyhaven.
Tickets for the performance at The Treehouses on 4 October my be purchased from Turner Sims.
Mayflower Summer Youth Project
Each summer young people from across the region join Mayflower Summer Youth Project which this year produced the spectacular production Oliver! City Eye was thrilled to be invited to work with a group of young people to provide Film and Media coverage of the project - from Audition to the final curtain. Our group of 13 - age 13 to 18 - produced amazing work across video, stills photography and a social media campaign to encourage engagement from both those taking part and the general public. Each has studied for their bronze Arts Award along the way.
Film work has included videoing and recording vox-pops at auditions and throughout the rehearsal process, setting up and recording formal interviews with members of the cast and creative team, and finally filming the live performances themselves. We have been blown away by some of the technique developed, the professional way that the young people worked and the quality of the footage they gathered.
Artswork's Creative Apprenticeships
Meet three Creative Apprentices at different stages in there apprenticeships. With insight from Artswork managers and cultural employers, the film is an invaluable resource for anyone thinking about becoming an apprentice or taking one on.
The Britten Stream – a Friday Afternoons Project - City Eye short films premiere
On Friday 22 November at 1400 GMT, Turner Sims hosted The Britten Stream live webcast as part of the international celebrations to mark the 100th birthday of composer Benjamin Britten.
The event included the premiere of three new short films made by City Eye withTurner Sims, reflecting the local associations with Britten and his music.
To read the full article go to: Friday Afternoon Films
To watch the web cast go to:
The Sound of Silents
We all know that the music can make or break our experience of a film. Even now, with special effects and 3D, the film score continues to be the thing that transports us to the world on the screen and has us on the edge of our seats.
Commencing on Sunday 4 March 2012, City Eye and Turner Sims - as part of Art at the Heart - presented The Sound of Silents, a series of events and activities that celebrated the wonderful marriage of film and music. The season included classics of the silent era, opportunities to learn and be inspired and an exciting finale on 31 March 2012 in Guildhall Square - an event that showcased a programme of music and short films, produced specifically for the event by professional composers, music groups and students of all ages.
The Sound of Silents: Charlie Chaplin - City Lights (1931)
Date: 4th March 2012
Venue: City Gallery Lecture Theatre
Presented as part of Southampton's Musical Alphabet coordinated by Turner Sims - www.turnersims.co.uk
The Sound of Silents: The Best of Bristol's Slapstick Festival, Buster Keaton's Masterpiece feature The General (1926) plus classic shorts
Date: 25th March 2012
Venue: Turner Sims
With live improvised musical accompaniment from renowned multi instrumentalist Stephen Horne on keyboard, accordion and flute.
The Sound of Silents: Grande Finale
Date: 31 March 2012
A fabulous day that celebrated films and music, composers, live performances and bands ...
... with all taking place in the Groovy Movie solar-powered cinema tent which was located on the site for Southampton's new arts complex (the old Tyrrell & Green department store) in Guildhall Square at the heart of Southampton's Cultural Quarter!
Intermingling with the wonderful feature films was a really exciting collection of short films and new musical scores. With archive treasures from Wessex Film and Sound Archive and Hampshire Cricket, along with artists films, animations, archive and contemporary dramas - all complemented by new music from composers, bands, choirs and even an iPad Orchestra - the day provided a rich opportunity to enjoy and share in the celebration of music and film together.
Resurrection - Charmed Apocalypse Pictures
During August 2011, City Eye assisted Charmed Apocalypse Pictures (Andy Phelps and Jake Hawkins) with the making of their début feature film Resurrection.
City Eye assisted the production by providing crew, access to camera equipment for their EPK (Electronic Press Kit) film, as well as providing lighting and some sound equipment.
For more information about the project go to:
The Bollywood Baraat project came to an end culminating with a spectacular show on May 21st 2011 in Southampton's Guildhall Square.
You can find out more about the project by looking at these great pictures BBC Hampshire took on the night.
Access here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-13499388
Choices is a thiry minute drama about knife crime.
The film was made in and around the estates in Southampton and was supported by City Eye and Southampton City Council Youth Service Central Outreach Team.
With a script conceived and developed by the young people taking part in the project, the film aims to tackle this emotive subject from a fresh angle and take a look at a little known aspect of this serious issue.
All performances, camera work, and direction was undertaken by the talented cast and crew of young people with mentoring, resources and support provided by City Eye.
An original soundtrack of music was also developed for the project.