“Give them pleasure - the same pleasure they have when they wake up from a nightmare.”
The BFI has preserved, promoted and championed Hitchcock's early films, including nine from the silent era and is presenting a major celebration of the most influential and iconic British film director of all time.
These are the two ideas that will be explored through Watershed's Studio Residencies 2012 commissions: Collaborating with Artificial Intelligence and Sonic Graffiti.
This weekend, RELAYS at Watershed have organised the experience of a lifetime for a team of young people from Colleges and Universities across the South West: they will be at the heart of the action at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Sailing events in Weymouth, reporting live as part of their Citizen Journalism project.
All eyes are on the UK as the country prepares for the opening of the London 2012 Olympic Games this Friday. Our athletes are under immense pressure to succeed: what exactly does it take to perform at gold medal level, and how do they cope with the huge stress? Find out how some of our hottest young sprinters feel in this Q&A we've just published on DShed with the Director and Producer of Personal Best, a portrait of what it takes to succeed and progress in athletics.
If you missed danceroom Spectroscopy (dS), one of the biggest hits at our 30th birthday celebrations, there are two more opportunities to experience this interactive art installation and use your energy to control its images and sound: at the Bristol Harbour Festival this weekend or in Weymouth later in August.
Epic in scale and substance each film is packed into just 90 seconds: watch them to find out how the artists are pushing themselves and see how what they are creating is pushing others.
This week the City Strata project took to the green, green grass of Castle Park in Bristol to test the Cinemapping app with some Year 10 students from Fairfield High School. Therein lies the first lesson; when testing be brave and test with your scariest users. The students were entirely unfamiliar with the app, with how to test and were, well teenagers. Charlotte Crofts rose to the challenge brilliantly, briefed them on the app and, with a little reassurance about normal response levels, sent them on their way.
Are you an emerging producer or director in the English regions looking to develop a short or feature film project? FilmWorks, a networked professional development scheme managed by Watershed, is a priceless opportunity to get the skills, contacts, and knowledge required to raise your profile, and fast track your project, to a national - and international - level.