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What is this collection?

this collection is a collaboration between Edinburgh writers and filmmakers inspired by these poems, which aims to create a detailed picture of day-to-day life in the city, with all its foibles and issues, through the media of poetry and film.

Basically, we have gathered 100 poems by Edinburgh writers, each poem no more than 100 words long.  We’re now looking to invite filmmakers, sound designers, animators who will like to get to work on creating short films based on poems of their choosing.  We then intend to showcase the poems and the films together, both online and at events across the city throughout 2010-2011.

If you’re a poet, we want to read about your experiences of life in Edinburgh.  If you’re a filmmaker, we want to use your vision to bring this collection to life.

  1. Poet #99, Priscilla Nainby, has pointed me in the direction of this intriguing project. Please have a look my own blog: http://anormalboy.wordpress.com & see if you think there’s a chance for collaboration. I have added your link to my site. Avanti!

  2. Chaiku
    Che Guevara wakes
    the revolution shall not
    be verse-raped in Edinburgh

  3. [...] Fancy making a short film? Always wanted to try it but never knew how? Ever wondered if you could make a film using your mobile phone? Want to help us turn 100 short poems into films? [...]

  4. [...] What is this collection?|Poets|Filmmakers|Submissions| [...]

  5. [...] i was very happy to receive this short film made by alastair cook for the poem scene which is part of the this collection collaboration. [...]

  6. [...] speed dating was a This Collection event.  This Collection is a collaboration between poets and filmmakers.  There have been 100 [...]

  7. [...] It’s evidently the first of three films Alastair Cook will be making for something called this collection, which promises to deliver many more Scottish videopoems: this collection is a collaboration [...]

  8. [...] next installment from alastair cook for this collection is portobello. as in the previous one if you’re linking to the video can you make sure you [...]

  9. [...] What is this collection?|Poets|Filmmakers|Submissions| [...]

  10. [...] film from the This Collection project of 100 videopoems about Edinburgh. This one is by Alistair Cook, and is entitled Niddrie. [...]

  11. [...] film by Alastair Cook for the This Collection project of 100 videopoems about Edinburgh. I found the soundtrack particularly effective. [...]

  12. [...] film by Alastair Cook for the This Collection project of 100 videopoems about Edinburgh, and his second in collaboration with Morgan Downie [...]

  13. [...] ROUND 2: DING DING Fancy making a short film? Always wanted to try it but never knew how? Ever wondered if you could make a film using your mobile phone? Want to help us make our 100 poetry/film collaborations? [...]

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