Posted Monday 10 March 2014
The world-class facilities at Kingston University's Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture's have been used by the group Goldfrapp for a global cinema event to be broadcast to theatres around the world in March.
The performance, Tales of Us includes footage shot by director Lisa Gunning using the state-of-the-art Phantom HD Gold camera located in the moving image studios at the University's Knight's Park campus.
Having established her name as the editor of major films such as Seven Psychopaths, Nowhere Boy and Salmon Fishing in The Yemen, Lisa Gunning is making her directorial debut with the Tales of Us project. She worked with the University's senior technician Kenny Evans to create a set of stunning slow-motion sequences for the live event.
Alison Goldfrapp and Lisa Gunning had attended a film installation by current PhD student Anat Ben David at the University's Stanley Picker Gallery, and approached gallery director David Falkner to enquire if they could experiment with the Phantom camera for the live section of their event.
Speaking about her subsequent visit to Kingston, Lisa Gunning said: "It was such an honour to spend time with Kenny, using the incredible Phantom camera to make some beautiful images for our back projections. The studio was a joy to work in and I'm absolutely thrilled with the results. The students at Kingston are very fortunate to have such magnificent resources to work with."
The Phantom HD Gold ultra-slow motion camera is capable of shooting at up to 1,000 frames per second. There are only 150 of these cameras in the world and Kingston University is one of just two educational establishments to own one.
The live screening of Tales of Us took place on Tuesday 4 March in cinemas across the UK, Europe, North America, Australia and New Zealand.