Experimenting with presentation and edits

February 26, 2018 by Annette Pugh   Comments (0)

A good productive day today testing the projection of edited film clips onto fabric and adding sound files to work. Both of these aspects have given me a lot to think about in terms of display and how the audience experiences the work.

Working on Premier

February 15, 2018 by Annette Pugh   Comments (0)

Having completed a number of photoshoots, with slides, projectors, various cameras and equipment, I am now in the process of assembling the resulting imagery, my thoughts and ideas into some form of film. After initial frustration and technical errors, I have made headway today with Premier and feel more able to bring together all of the disparate pieces. Difficulties lie in all of the different formats I have used, so I have a huge job on my hands, editing, cropping and resizing works to harmonise. I am learning new things every day and the time here is really pushing my capabilities. I have huge aspirations, particularly after visiting Tate Britain last week to see the Elizabeth Price film 'The Woolworths Choir of 1979' and hope that whatever the results,  I am able to produce something in keeping with my vision.

Update on progress

January 8, 2018 by Annette Pugh   Comments (0)

I have now spent an intense period of time in the studio re-examining and re-photographing archival imagery. I have explored macro techniques, considered the implications of editing and re-purposing existing histories and am currently at the stage when I am starting to look at the process of bringing what may seem quite disparate images, together as a film. Although I have previously created visuals that stand alone, I am curious to see how these new pieces will function with regard to a timed element and what if any, notation or voice over may be required. Unknown territory can be a little daunting but after today’s session all looks promising so far.

Film work

November 30, 2017 by Annette Pugh   Comments (0)

I am currently back in Coventry working on a short film with images sourced from a set of 35mm slides from the late 1960's and inspired in part by a relatively unknown female travel journalist from the same period. I have spent my first few sessions reassessing and re-visualising archive imagery, cropping and repositioning the focus to create new digital photographs within a studio environment. I am in many ways seeking aspects within the images that the original photographer may have overlooked.

progression, new ways of working and looking forward

February 23, 2016 by Annette Pugh   Comments (0)

I continue to experiment and develop my photographs ready to select for a short film. I have discovered new ways of creating imagery and now use simultaneous projections onto printed images as well as adapting transparencies and original photographic slides. The use of a photographic studio has been and continues to be a real asset, allowing me to become more ambitious with my methods of working and more controlled in terms of lighting.

This week I am working with the print bureau to output one of my images on a much larger scale with the potential to frame for exhibition and have also entered work into the Coventry drawing prize. I am looking forward to seeing the ways in which the AA2A project impacts on my wider practice and am currently considering entering the film work for an open call for an exhibition in the summer.

Film Work

January 11, 2016 by Annette Pugh   Comments (0)

Today I have been working in a slightly different format. Having edited a number of raw files from my initial photoshoots; which have involved simultaneous projections from a variety of sources, I have now sequenced a series of them into a short film clip. The element of movement and the opportunity to play out scenes in real time adds to the narrative. The scale available through data projection has also given me a different perspective on the outcome of the project. This is definitely a development that I am going to engage with further. Having access to the equipment here at the university is immensely enabling.

Film Shoots, cables and dressing up

December 10, 2015 by Annette Pugh   Comments (0)

Having now started my photographic project at Coventry University, I am beginning to get to grips with a range of projectors, equipment and resources. The work that I am developing takes the form of a series of journeys never made; a set of faked film stills depicting a restless figure, passing through, but never remaining in one location. The images allude to a narrative, to time and place. Victor Burgin's 'Fiction Film', Breton's 'Nadja' and Bas Jan Ader's 'In Search of the Miraculous' are just some of the works that currently occupy my thoughts. 

In the studio, I am combining pre-existing archive materials with staged shots, re-photographing and using low technology to produce filmic stills. I have just completed my first staged photo shoot, to recreate scenes and sections from archival slides and have begun the process of editing and selecting a series of initial images to recreate in a higher quality format. Already I can see how access to equipment and space are taking my work forward, enabling more ambitious and complex pieces to be generated. So far so good.

Coventry University Drawing Prize 2013

March 7, 2013 by Annette Pugh   Comments (0)

As part of the AA2A scheme I have been fortunate enough to have a piece of work selected for exhibition at The Lewis Gallery, Rugby School. The work chosen is called ‘As I Ran By’ and is a large work in ink on paper.  I originally applied to AA2A intending to use the time to develop my printing skills and gain confidence with drawing, so this has been an excellent opportunity to get the work produced out in public and receive feedback from colleagues, mentors and a wider audience.

Should you wish to vote for this work to win the exhibition prize you can do so at Rugby School or contact Jonathan Waller at Coventry University, School of Art and Design.