At an given moment there are many creative projects film, documentary or otherwise that find a natural evolution through the Evisionz.tv world. This page is dedicated in greater depth to a few of these.
Life in a Lyttel Town is a multi-sensory, site specific, audio visual documentary project that explores creation of space and the notion of community. Re-imaging the past, present and future of the small Canterbury port town of Lyttelton.
This project is on-going and this is its first incarnation – join the facebook page for updates and other project links.
There was a live screening on LONDON Street LYTTELTON on Saturday June 9th as part of the Lyttelton 2012 Winter Festival of Lights June 7th – 10th. This CNZ funded an event involved the creation of an on-the-street cinema and the live mapping of part of Life in Lyttel Town narrative documentary film.
Rich Humphreys – Producer / Director – firstname.lastname@example.org
Jules Marchant – Sound
Josh Hanna – Animatior
Rewi Couch – Maori Narrator
Cililian Sol — facebook.com/civilian.sol
Rhian Sheehan — rhiansheehan.com/
Life in a Lyttel town is a contemporary documentary project that involves the mapping of a projected visual narrative onto one of the few historic buildings to survive the devastating Feb 22, 2011 earthquake. This moving image will be supported by an engaging aural soundscape that encompasses interview, actuality, poetic reflection, and a live musical score.
Life in a Lyttel town will be presented to the people of Lyttelton in the winter of 2012 as part of the annual Festival of lights.
The general narrative will include…
• The arrival of people in Whakaraupo (Lyttelton) Harbour and the Maori legends that are supported by the landscape. Told by local Kaumatua.
• The arrival of Europeans / colonization the development of a town. Story told by local historian.
• Key evolutions in the town such as being a gateway to Antarctica, wharf strikes, tunnel opening, loss of industry and a change in dynamic this brought. Story told by local historian and people involved at the time.
• The earthquake of Sept 4, 2010 and Feb 22, 2011 and how this dramatically changed the built landscape. Story told by people in the community and actuality sound and vision.
Visions for the future – hopes, dreams, and aspirations.
The aim of Life in a Lyttel Town is to engage the community to reflect on the past and look toward the future in a unified way. The past year has been an emotional time for many people in Lyttelton. With many of the towns beautiful historic buildings leveled in the wake of the February 2011 earthquake. In a post-quake interview local poet, Ben Brown summed it up simply “Lyttelton as it was won’t be anymore, that’s for real” But could it be better? The community spirit of this quake ravaged little port town has made headlines around the world.
This production is a gift to the people of Lyttelton, a marker on the evolution of a town. Providing a valuable visual and oral history for generations to come.
The co-creative project will allow for broad community involvement through their contribution of a variety of archival material such as photography, audio recordings, film, and video. This material will be supplemented by footage from the NZ Film Archive and images from the Turnball Library. The team at Evisionz.tv will add their extensive footage of Lyttelton, capture some more interviews, put it in the big post-production blender, and create a poetic, entertaining and engaging documentary narrative, which will be screened (using a video mapping technique) onto the exterior a historic building in the main street.
How will it happen?
The 60-minute journey will be presented to the people of Lyttelton in June 2012 as part of the annual Festival of lights.
It will be similar in nature to an Australian site-specific documentary project called BirndiWirndi – Worlds Apart.
The creation of this project involves gathering material through consultation with the community, local historians, archival institutions and filming some master interviews. This footage is edited and placed into a 3d composition that represents the building it is to be projected on. This video is outputted and projected with a high-power digital projector onto the building. Musicians play along live from one of the spaces below the main screen. The sound and vision is recorded in HD for third-party audiences. People love it! Buy the DVD for family overseas and party long into the night.
For more info or to be involved in this co-creative production email email@example.com or call on +64 3 550 1737(Yes it is a very strange Lyttelton Number) or +64 21 384 746
THIS PROJECT HAS BEEN MADE POSSIBLE WITH THE KIND FUNDING SUPPORT FROM
AND COMMUNITY SUPPORT FROM
And the wonderful* people of Lyttelton. You know who you are.
The Pirates of Corsair Bay
“The Pirates of Corsair Bay was a co-creative community theatre project performed on Saturday 10th March, 2012. At the beautiful Corsair Bay in Whakaraupo (Lyttelton) Harbour, New Zealand.