theUsefulArts

web design + creative technology

Almanac

2003 – 2006

Almanac is a site specific installation bySomewherefor Cinema City in Norwich, commissioned for the refurbishment of the cinema. It consists of a database of timelapse photography which dynamically generates a short film clip each day, providing a visual record of film locations across East Anglia.

The Useful Arts advised and on the systems uses for capturing digital photographs of the locations and managing the data, and built the back end database and software to dynamically generate the daily film clip, compositing the still images dynamically into a film, with surround sound. The system also uploads videos to the somewhere website where visiitors can see them blogged, or subscribe to a podcast.