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HAND IN SELFIE. WOO!!

HAND IN SELFIE. WOO!!

A few final images of our installation before it opened to the public

Wednesday’s Test Run #AfterDark #NQ

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Final Day: INSTALLATION DAY. After grafting solidly for two days the installation was up and running. Everyone was pretty tired but it was such a buzz to see it how we had imagined, and mildly surprising to see it actually work! I spent the day checking the videos for sound fluency and adding a few last touches to the projections whilst everyone else put up the structures. At one point I had to go back to uni for an hour or so, so when I came back I could really see a transformation. When we had our trial run yesterday we didn’t put everything up to perfection as we knew it had to come down later that day, so it was great to see how all the little, but important, things made such a difference, for example tidying the wires, using black tape and having the record sleeves and clothing pulled taught. 

There were a few minor things that our tutors picked up on when they came to mark it, but we were able to change most of these before the festival opened. We couldn’t change the beer boxes, but if we’d thought about it, it  would have been nice to use boxes of beer that was sold in DRY at the time. Unfortunately we were not able to project onto one of the pieces of clothing as the projection finished half way down the shirt, this could have been solved if we’d had time to set the clothes up as they would have been the day before and make any adjustments. 

It was annoying for us to be restricted to erecting the installation between 11 and 4 on the final day, as it meant there wasn’t any room for mistakes, but I think it made as work harder and more efficiently. 

The most gutting experience, for us all I think, was when the projector lost connection to the computers. The projection turned blue and without help there wasn’t anything any of us could do to set it up again. We’d all put so much hard work into the project it was such a shame that it couldn’t be used to its full potential. After an hour we decided the best thing for us to do was take down the projectors, call it a day and just enjoy the rest of the night.

I personally think the installation worked very well, when it did, and it was great to hear positive feedback from our friends that visited. It’s been a learning curve for many of us, not only working in a team but learning about the city we live in and its culture and history. Not coming from Manchester itself, it’s nice to learn about the social history and hear stories from people that had grown up here. Those we spoke to all seemed to know each other, even though we had ‘found’ them through different contacts. There was a real community of people here and I think thats so important for somewhere you live. 

naomidcgunitx:

I created this video to document what was happening on the final day of installation.
Mark suspending the headphones from the ceiling.

(Source: vimeo.com)

Penultimate Day: We had a practice run today and set everything up as best we could in order for Florin to set up the projection mapping. Pretty much everything went to plan and we’re confident for the final installation day tomorrow. A few last minute changes were made to the videos etc. and again, Naomi recorded this process through photographs and made a few videos to show how we worked. 

Unfortunately we had to take everything down at the end of the day as we couldn’t store the valuables in DRY over night. This knocks a few hours of out working time tomorrow but hopefully we’ll make it in the time frame. 

geeunitx1:

Alice created this short clip to be projected onto the bucket hat which was just on the clothing worn in the 80’s - 90’s. I really liked this short film as it was quite abstract. 

I used more abstract clips of fashion from that period to created a film that could be played in a loop. This was intended to be projected on the bucket hat, but we decided that it’d look better projected onto something larger so we used the shirt instead

For the changing t-shirt projection, I found old logos and t-shirt designs and created PNG. filed the same size as the actual t-shirt being used to ensure the highest quality. I also tried to make sure they patterned options fitted the shape of the t-shirt, making it easier for Florin to programme.

naomidcgunitx:

Being projected onto the adidas jacket, this video created by Chloe focusing on the fashions around the era of the Hacienda and Dry bar.

I used these old photos of DRY when it was originally designed and some old footage we found on YouTube to create a short film to project along side the interview on the beer boxes. 

naomidcgunitx:

This was the video I created to project onto the face of a beer box.
Using the interview footage Alice and Gee filmed and an advert for one of the most popular beers from the 80’s and 90’s around Dry bar and the Northern Quarter.

(Source: vimeo.com)

naomidcgunitx:

This video will be the main footage projecting onto four white record cover in the top left hand corner of the installation. ‘

I used old footage that the group had found and Edd had downloaded, along with the interviews me and Gee had taken to create a mini documentary about music from, and played in DRY in the early 90’s. It was evident that there was a real range in style bringing lots of people together.

geeunitx1:

This piece of footage was created by Alice Philipson.

I created this from old music videos, although there is sound with this it will just be used for the visual effect in the music themed installation. 

geeunitx1:

The second changing album artwork video