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As we drift into Autumn and find ourselves back at our desks and no longer on sunny beaches or at barbecues, but watching the leaves turn to russet and brown, at least we can comfort ourselves with the news that the Support your local Cinema project continues… Continue
Added by Rachael Castell on October 13, 2010 at 12:30am —
A. See below… (we’ve got to keep you guessing – and besides, you love a quiz – we know you do).
As Digital Spaces go, Phoenix Square
, literally, has it all. Cinema screens, gallery spaces, editing suites, a… Continue
Added by Rachael Castell on October 6, 2010 at 12:30am —
In August’s edition of http://bit.ly/a16uTThttp://bit.ly/a16uTT
there is a brief reference under ‘in production’ (p.8) to Guy Maddin – that Canadian connoisseur of a particular early cinema aesthetic . Although the main headline is regarding the happy fact that Maddin is about to start shooting his first feature since My Winnipeg (2007), it was the aside that interested me:
“Concurrently, Maddin and a few… Continue
Added by Rachael Castell on July 27, 2010 at 12:30am —
SYLC’S TOP 10 TIPS
If you are thinking about social media as a solution for you, here are a few things we suggest you keep in mind…
1. Don’t panic – strategise! Social media is new for everyone
Don’t get carried away with concept over content: think long term and develop a strategy that suits you and your audience, rather than jumping in to everything! Chose one option (Facebook is a favourite) and start with that.
2. Trial and Error… Continue
Added by Rachael Castell on June 28, 2010 at 12:00am —
Jen Davies, Head of Marketing at GFT (Glasgow Film Theatre) talks us through the strategy which has seen box office sales steadily increase, web visits rise, and the cinema itself winning both the Glasgow Grows Audiences ‘Audience Development Pioneer award’ for their use of social media AND the Coveted ‘Golden Twit’! All under the watchful eye of their 70 year old mascot, Mr Cosmo.…
Added by Rachael Castell on April 12, 2010 at 6:00pm —
Our experience at Edinburgh’s Filmhouse once again highlights the power of programming, I get the full audience experience by watching two films in one evening, and an April Fools joke on Facebook proves just how well loved the Filmhouse is by its current audience…
Edinburgh Filmhouse is very familiar to me. As producer of the East End Film Festival from 2003-2007, I found myself annually returning to beautiful Edinburgh only to ignore… Continue
Added by Rachael Castell on April 9, 2010 at 6:00pm —
How 5 brands are using social media with meaning…
In case you were wondering what all the fuss is about, and what effect a few people sharing endless updates on Facebook or Twitter could really have…
…check out these companies and campaigns, all of whom have enjoyed great success for meaningful causes by using social media:…
Added by Rachael Castell on April 7, 2010 at 6:00pm —
Classic post-movie debate brought to you by Moviepilot and friends. But which docs have we missed?…
Following the screening of Kick-Ass, the Moviepilot crew – sticking to the age-old tradition – decamped to a nearby bar to discuss the film – a vitally important element of the cinematic ritual. After much jubilant collective reviewing, we all agreed that the film ‘kicked ass’.
Next, joining forces with the Feunf Film Fruende team on the next table, we worked our way… Continue
Added by Rachael Castell on April 7, 2010 at 5:30pm —
Superheroes kick ass across Germany at the premiere of kick ass film ‘Kick-Ass
‘. (And I try to fit the words ‘kick ass’ into a blog introduction as many times as possible).
Superheroes in Hamburg
Added by Rachael Castell on April 2, 2010 at 5:30pm —
The power of juxtaposition: arthouse cinema just off les Champs Elysées
Well, what better reason to walk down the beautiful Champs Elysées than a visit to an arthouse cinema? I must admit it seemed like a rebellious exercise, particularly as, on our way there, we passed a very fancy-looking restaurant where Léa whispered to me that Sarkozy is known to eat …
Added by Rachael Castell on March 26, 2010 at 5:00pm —
Watershed Media Centre in Bristol is a field-leader when it comes to social media and technology. Even the steps to their pervasive media studio respond to movement, making entering or leaving an immersive, technological artistic experience. nice.
Ah – the Watershed Media Centre in Bristol
– yes, I knew it well. Not that I’d ever been there before of course… but thanks to their excellent, personal online presence and the fact that I’ve… Continue
Added by Rachael Castell on March 23, 2010 at 5:00pm —
Léa and I indulge in our very own London Film Weekend, coincidentally at the same time as the official ‘London Film Weekend’. That’s synchronicity for you…
Whilst Léa was in the UK for our Friday meeting at Broadway and Monday at Watershed – thus with a whole weekend window in the middle! – I thought it would make sense to spend our time watching films. Therefore, it seemed sensible to head to the BFI
on the Southbank where, in the mediatheque,… Continue
Added by Rachael Castell on March 22, 2010 at 4:30pm —
How the Broadway Cinema has gone from strength to strength by starting from home.
One of my first notes on arriving at the Broadway Cinema reads: ‘LOCAL profile very important: Broadway at the heart of local micro-ecology‘. And it seems to me that this is the heart of the Broadway’s success. By having a clear understanding of the profile of their local audience, the cinema has built a loyal following whose word of mouth now… Continue
Added by Rachael Castell on March 19, 2010 at 3:00pm —
By Léa Germain
Hambourg mon amour
The Abaton Kino lays on the campus of Hamburg’s University, in the district of Grindel, Eimsbüttel. I must say I was very excited to come back to this place where I had once studied (well, last year), to the cinema I sometimes went to just after having spent the entire day sitting in the antique class rooms of Allende Platz building for social sciences. Back then, I used to think that there was a strong correlation between the… Continue
Added by Rachael Castell on March 18, 2010 at 4:00pm —
Recognising that even in today’s new media world, cinema is an offline experience, that takes place in that hallowed space – the movie theatre. Yorck cinemas cherish their unique architectural spaces.
chain is famous for its selection of impressive historical locations, renovating old cinemas and returning them to their former glory. People I’d spoken to at the Berlinale in advance of the SylC project launch spoke lovingly of the… Continue
Added by Rachael Castell on March 5, 2010 at 4:00pm —
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Added by Rachael Castell on March 1, 2010 at 3:30pm —