Pictures and mentions of the actor
let's see what happens
The Living Archive The great joy of archives is the way that they allow you to see behind the facade, to bring alive the thinking that resulted in the documents. For this reason, I find notes such as this irresistible. In their immediacy, they help you get into the mind of the artist more than the work itself. The finished painting, book or film is as much a process of hiding as revealing. But if you come across notes such as these in an archive, then you begin to get that wonderful sense of being able to see all.
Thoughts on how Sally Potter used the visual medium of film to translate Virginia Wolf's literary exploration of gender, which is given to us largely through Orlando's internalised thought, into the screen.
This pathway aims to provide insights into the complexities of creating, constructing and shooting a single shot. As you can see from the list of items in the pathway, a plethora of materials are generated for each shot which can relate to their creative vision (directors notes), their logistical planning (schedules), the tracking and logging of materials (shots, takes and reel numbers, continuity), their previewing (video assist footage) and their documenting (photographic images). I attempt to provide a contextual dialogue for each of the items in the pathway, explaining their function and their relationship to one another. I have also attempted to order the items procedurally to demonstrate the off/on set workflow.
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