Films : Soho Square : all

animate! synopsis

Hot time, summer in the city… A hued thought in a green shade – the life of a square from flesh to ‘paint’ via video. 24 hours of light.

long synopsis

Soho Square uses a painterly approach to colour and composition to evoke the atmosphere, sights and sounds of the London Square on a typical summer’s day.

The square is an oasis and a refuge for many people whose paths would not normally cross.

The wealthy and the destitute, the esoteric and the mundane: office workers, winos, tourists, police, students of Tai Chi and of Hari Krishna, gardeners and lovers.

Soho Square interweaves these characters, whose stories occupy the same space, but different worlds.

key credits

director
Mario Cavalli
lighting camera
Tony Dow
art director or production designer
Ashley Potter
editor
Richard Harris
music
Nick Franglen
producer
Pam Dennis
Sue Paxton

Mario Cavalli

artist’s website

Colony Media

Mario’s production company

a film by Mario Cavalli

direction

director
Mario Cavalli

cast in picture

performers
Richard Blanco
Fiona Graham
Daniel Taylor-Woodrow
Jane Edwards
David Shields
Karen Chantale
Kate Shannon
Angela Chambers
Andy Johnson
Trevor Waldron

live-action personnel

lighting camera
Tony Dow

image personnel

art director or production designer
Ashley Potter
editor
Richard Harris

sound personnel

music
Nick Franglen

production personnel

post production
Owen Hurley
producer
Pam Dennis
Sue Paxton

support

additional financial support

The Mill

© Mario Cavalli 1992

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technical

process summary

All the scenes depicted are based on real characters and events recorded on Hi-8 video.

This material was then edited and recreated in the studio with dancers and mime artists, then re-coloured, re-timed, and composited on video with various artwork elements, to create the impression of events unfolding over a single day.

master copy format

colour or black & white
colour

video distribution format

video format
BetaSP
screen aspect ratio
4:3
video standard
PAL
sound type

distributor

LUX
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