Interesting Synching Strategy for a Very Early Film

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Interesting Synching Strategy for a Very Early Film

Unread post by spadeneal » Mon Jun 22, 2009 10:24 pm

http://www.facebook.com/ext/share.php?s ... s4j&ref=mf

The film, though not so titled on YouTube, is William Haggar's "Deperate Poaching Affray" (1903). It was synchronized, not with music, but with ambient sound, by the Owl Project, a Manchester-based collective that builds computerized music systems into logs.

They did a really good job, I think.

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Unread post by spadeneal » Mon Jun 22, 2009 10:28 pm

"Desperate Poaching Affray" that is. Sorry for my thumby keying.

http://www.williamhaggar.co.uk/ is a great source of info on Haggar.

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Unread post by Penfold » Tue Jun 23, 2009 3:25 am

The - what we would now call - Foley work is very good indeed....though I wonder why the policeman have aristocratic accents, whereas they would have been from the same working class backgrounds as the poachers....
It's hard to mistake a William Haggar film - they're incredibly fast moving, action-wise, as this is for 1903, highly realistic, and generally every bit as violent as this....and as such stand up very well now. This was probably the first British silent I ever saw.....in the opening 'Pioneers' section of the old MoMI in London, where it and half-a-dozen others of this vintage were on permanent loop.
I could use some digital restoration myself...

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