There are a few ideas I experimented with before settling on the idea of a film.
I did consider making an archival website that could be an ongoing project in which I would come back and add material to.
I started to draft out a layout:
However, I decided this would become too static and like a presentation of facts rather than allow me to be truly creative with how I presented the archive.
It is still something I might come back and do in addition to the film at some point.
With a website, people could follow their own journey and focus on the areas they are interested in, which might appeal to some people viewing.
One idea I do like is to create a user guide to go alongside the film I am making. This might be in the form of a pdf or website to accompany it. This would allow me to add extra detail, not in the final film, full versions of the creative writing pieces and more images than I end up including.
As soon as I started making the website it felt like it wasn’t the right final idea for me. Since the start of this course I have been inspired by Robert Smithson’s Spiral Jetty and the film that went alongside it. I do want to focus on film over a website.
Newgrange is a very physical process and I like the idea of collating the information digitally.