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Belledune power generating station, New Brunswick
The Almanac  (2005)

A 52 week film cycle shot with a vintage 35mm hand-cranked camera and processed entirely by hand. The project is a survey of essential human rituals that have not changed in thousands of years and the contemporary landscapes against which these rituals continue to be carried out. Loosely structured around the milestones reached during the first year of a child’s life, it is an examination of the human condition though the lens of 19th century technology.

Technical Specifications
year(s) of production  2003/2004
negative format 35mm black & white/color (5222, 5369, 2374, 5285)
print format 35mm black & white/color (5302, 2383)
aspect ratio 1:1.37
projection speed 24fps
running time 52:00
cd sound

John Price : cinematography, negative processing, printing, print processing, editing, sound design & mix.