metamedia   

 

metamedia productions ltd ran from 1994 to 2005. It was set up by Roland Denning and artist/director Mike Stubbs to make arts-based film and video productions and ran a digital edit suite in Berwick Street, Soho. Mike is now the director of FACT, the Foundation for Art and Creative Technology in Liverpool.

metamedia productions include:

RESISTOR

Arts Council/BBC2/ 2000 S16mm/8m 20s
Producer/Lighting Cameraman : Roland Denning
Editor : Kypros Kyprianou

Director : Mike Stubbs


A dance film shot mostly in close-up for the BBC2 Dance For The Camera series. Performed and choreographed by Maria Voortman and Roberto De Jonge to a specially recorded version of Purcell’s Resistance Is But Vain remixed by David Shea. Love, betrayal and a swinging pendulum.




LITTLE ENGLAND

metamedia/DV/1998/4m 35s
Mike Stubbs/Roland Denning/Kypros Kyprianou


Mike had the idea of filming a steam fair in Yorkshire so we went along without being too sure what would result. Something seem to emerge that connected with the themes of our previous work.  Mark Sedgwick composed the music, I found some words from the soundtrack of On Which We Serve and Kyp put it all together.










GIFT 

Arts Council /BBC2/S16mm/1997/14m

Producer/Lighting Cameraman : Roland Denning
Editor : Kypros Kyprianou

Director : Mike Stubbs

For the BBC2 series Sound On Film. We commissioned Ulf Langheinrich to write a score inspired by the massive machines that dug the opencast coalfields of Wolfen Bitterfeld in the former German Democratic Republic where Ulf grew up.






MAN ACT

Dancelines/Arts Council/BBC 2/1996 /S16mm/4m 20s

Interfilm Prize Oberhausen 1996
Lighting Cameraman : Roland Denning
Editor : Kypros Kyprianou

Director : Mike Stubbs


For the BBC2 series Dance For The Camera. Not much dancing but three generations of men working it out on a turntable.





HOMING

BFI/ Yorkshire Arts /1995/S16mm /11 min
London Film Festival 1994, Oberhausen 1995, First Prize Graz 1996
Writer/Lighting Cameraman : Roland Denning
Director : Mike Stubbs


A documentary about a pigeon racer in Hull that at times seems to morph into a disturbing psychological/sci-fi thriller. The first and perhaps the most successful metamedia production.







DONUT

C4/Arts Council/Intermedia/2001/DVCam/3min
Lighting Cameraman : Roland Denning

Editors: Kypros Kyprianou/GIna Czarnecki
Director : Mike Stubbs


A film about drawing a perfect circle with a car for Channel Four’s Slot Art season.