Archive for May 16th, 2007

CCTV Filmmaking

16th May 2007 by Maura McHugh

The BBC reports on how Manu Luksch, an Australian filmmaker living in London, created a film without a camera.

She realised that people are being filmed all the time by CCTV in the UK, and under the Data Protection Act she was entitled to retrieve CCTV images of herself. She created a short science fiction film, called Faceless, in which she blacked out the faces of anyone else captured in the footage to created a future “faceless world” where she was the only woman with a face.

The film was made according to the “manifesto for CCTV Filmmakers” – there was to be no specialist equipment or cameras involved; the only cameras used had to be CCTV cameras already in place; and the footage had to be obtained by using the Data Protection Act to procure it.

2007 Tony Race

16th May 2007 by Maura McHugh

The 2007 Tony Nominations have been announced. Spring Awakening, an Off-Broadway musical hit that transferred to Broadway garnered 11 Tony nominations, followed by Tom Stoppard’s The Coast of Utopia trilogy, which received ten nominations. The winners will be announced at the 61st Tony Award Ceremony in New York on Sunday June 10th.