||8ve announces ANTHOLOGY II. There will be cameras. Last year, in 2011, Parallel Octave made our first collaborative film. Apply by March 15, 2012 to be part of the second edition of this glorious madness.
Last year, in 2011, Parallel Octave made our first collaborative film. Apply by March 15, 2012 to be part of the second edition of this glorious madness.More information below.
Who we are and what we’re doing:
Parallel Octave (www.paralleloctave.com) is a Baltimore Free School-based group of actors and musicians. We make audio recordings of poems in a format inspired by Greek choruses. (Many voices at once.) Now, we’re looking for filmmakers to make videos for these recordings.
Here’s how it works:
1) We provide the audio (below), in the form of recordings of poems.
2) You (the filmmaker) provide the visuals for a short film, for one poem. (You don’t have to deal with recording any sound. It’s as if you’re making a music video.)
3) We combine the short films into one collaborative film, ANTHOLOGY II, to be screened in Baltimore at the beginning of August.
Send an email to paralleloctaveATgmail.com by March 15, 2012, with this information:
(1) Name and contact information.
(3) Link to previous work online, if available. (We are open to working with first-time filmmakers.)
(4) Which poem you propose to work on, from the list below. Please list one or two backup choices as well.
(5) A few words (keep it brief, one sentence is fine) on the concept for your film. You can change your mind about this later, or come up with new ideas, but giving us an idea of your concept helps us decide which poem to assign to which filmmaker. Please give us a brief concept for your backup poems, too.
(5) Your confirmation that the project calendar (at the bottom of this page) works for you and you can meet all the deadlines.
Emily Dickinson, “96″ (…My life closed twice before its close)
Edna St. Vincent Millay, “What lips my lips have kissed..”
William Blake, “The Garden of Love.”
Ezra Pound, “In A Station of The Metro“
T.S. Eliot, “Animula“: POEM CLAIMED
Emily Dickinson, “256″ (…There’s a certain slant of light)
William Blake, “London.”
Algernon Charles Swinburne, “Before the Beginning of Years.”
Walt Whitman, “A Noiseless Patient Spider.”
Emily Dickinson, “I Felt a Funeral in my Brain…”
Lewis Carroll, “Jabberwocky” POEM CLAIMED
Edna St. Vincent Millay, “First Fig“
Gertrude Stein, excerpts from “Pigeons on the grass alas alas.”
Edna St. Vincent Millay, “Travel“
February 15: Call for Filmmakers announced
March 15: Applications to be part of project due
April 1: Applications responded to: mastered versions of sound files sent to filmmakers
May 15: First drafts of films due (6 weeks later)
June 1: Notes due back to filmmakers
July 1: Second and final drafts of films due (4 weeks later)
Mid-July: Preview screenings of selections from ANTHOLOGY II at Baltimore venue, TBA
early August: Premiere of completed film, ANTHOLOGY II, at Baltimore venue, TBA
YET MORE POEMS
Those above are the ones we’d most like to use for ANTHOLOGY II, but we are also open to these:
1) Robert Herrick, “The Hag“