Making Tracks at the London Short film Festival, Sat 14th January 7.30PM
"Pioneered by Whirlygig Cinrema and film-score artists The Cabinet of Living Cinema, Making Tracks is an ongoing interactive event that provides a unique platform for new filmmakers to get their work seen."
The idea is simple; Whirlygig seek out an array of talent in short films, take away their original soundtracks, and The Cabinet perform brand new live re-scores in front of a live audience. It is a brilliant way for filmmakers who get their their work screened in public without the obstacles of music copyright. So far I have attended three of the Making Tracks events. Held at the Rich Mix Bar, Bethnal Green Road, the atmosphere never fails to disappoint with a variety of imaginative short films.
This January, Making Tracks returns as part of the London Short Film Festival. They are currently on the look out for films to show, preferably made on a16mm film (Super 8 films are also welcome). For more information on the project, it's events and how to submit your own film; www.whirlygigcinema.com
Here's a taster of what will be instore for January, and my personal favourite:
Wirrow - Tiny Stories - recorded in front of a live audience.
Whirlygig Cinema more recently showcased a selection of scary short-films for Halloween at the fitting location of The Chapel @ The Gallery Cafe, St Margaret's House Settlement, Old Ford Road.
Contains Mild Peril! 30 October 2011: