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Slideshow films

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Cally Trench makes short films, mostly stop motion and animation films made from hundreds of still images. See Films. She also makes slideshow films made up of a smaller number of related images. The difference between Cally's films and her slideshow films rests primarily in whether the viewer perceives movement.

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Objects from a sixties childhood

Objects from a sixties childhood (2020) by Cally Trench is a short silent slideshow film in which black-and-white drawings made by Cally appear for one second each. Some objects are instantly recognisable - a teddy bear, a stamp, a custard cream biscuit. Others may be mysterious to those not alive at the time - a pagoda-like paraffin heater, a Brownie 127 camera, a jelly mould. Some are personal: the brass elephant that her father gave her, a Chinese coin, her grandmother's brooch, her mother's locket. A decade flashes past in a minute, opening and closing with the leafy curtain material from her grandmother's bedroom.

Objects from a sixties childhood by
 Cally Trench

Objects from a sixties childhood
on YouTube (1 min 16 secs)


Triptychs

Triptychs (2018) is a short silent slideshow film by Cally Trench made up of drawings in charcoal, ink and pastel of her face in a mirror, creating a series of triptychs.

Triptychs by
 Cally Trench

Triptychs on YouTube (49 sec)

Triptychs was shown in Siblings Cannot Agree in September 2018; and shown in Cally Trench and Elisabetta Balasso: Original Board and Card Games at OpenHandOpenSpace, Reading on 7th September 2019.

Inaudible Screaming

Inaudible Screaming (2018) is a short silent slideshow film by Cally Trench of people screaming. Thank you to all the participants, who were photographed by Cally on 21st and 22nd July 2018 during Enshrine (curated by Rekha Sameer) at the Crypt Gallery, St Pancras Church, London.

Inaudible Screaming by
 Cally Trench

Inaudible Screaming
on YouTube
(1 min 4 sec)

Inaudible Screaming poster by
 Cally Trench

Inaudible Screaming was shown in Cally Trench and Elisabetta Balasso: Original Board and Card Games at OpenHandOpenSpace, Reading on 7th September 2019; and screened at Stand Up Cinema: Silent Films at the Rising Sun Arts Centre, Reading on 20th September 2019.

"Looks really good, it's fun and cool!" (Olympia Polymeni)
"... it's brilliant! Thanks also for having asked me to scream, it was fun!" (Junko Rathmell)
"That's fantastic Cally. What an original idea!" (Peter Elston)

Incognito

Incognito (2017) is a shiort silent slideshow film by Cally Trench, which shows twenty-eight people wearing their choice of party moustache. Some have also chosen pseudonyms to further confuse their identity. The Moustache Passport Photos were taken by Cally during PASSport Britannia at Safehouse 1, London (curated by Rekha Sameer) on 30th July 2017. Thank you to all the participants.

Incognito by
 Cally Trench

Incognito on YouTube
(1 min 52 sec)

Moustache Passport Photos poster by
 Cally Trench

Incognito was screened at the Film Night on 10th November 2017 during Lost & Found (curated by Mervyn Diese) at the Hundred Years Gallery, London.


Words you could say instead of CHEESE

Taking photographs and being photographed with a 1950s Kodak Brownie 127 film camera, with the need to pause and pose, means that the occasion is a memorable single moment. We still conventionally say 'cheese' as we pose, but, as we increasingly take unposed snaps with our digital cameras, the need for a single perfect grin is removed. For Words you could say instead of CHEESE, Cally Trench invited people to try out other words, with different vowel sounds, as she photographed them with a 1950s Brownie 127 camera.

Words you 
could say instead of CHEESE by Cally Trench

Words you could say instead of CHEESE
on Youtube (1 min 30 sec)

Words you could say instead of CHEESE was screened at Videovada 2017, Festival of the Moving Image, OVADA, Oxford on 15th June 2017; screened at the Candid Projection Room, London on 19th September 2017; screened at the Film Night on 10th November 2017 during Lost & Found (curated by Mervyn Diese) at the Hundred Years Gallery, London; and shown in Only The Sunny Hours at OpenHandOpenspace, Reading in June 2018.

"What lovely results for a great idea - a slightly odd thing to do for a (now) slightly idiosyncratic camera." (John McDowall, 2016)
"Great film! Giggled throughout!" (Steve Perfect, 2016)

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