Plate Spinning – the movie


Over summer, BA Photography lecturer Tony Clancy shot a short gallery film about plate spinning. Made on location in various sites around Cheltenham, the film shows this ages old circus and variety act in a new light. The plate spinner was Ian Merchant from London, a brilliant and energetic performer who never flagged whatever exertions were demanded of him.

Also making the film were Gemma Webb (Course Leader for the BA Photography course) and James Smele who graduated the month before, both shooting footage and coordinating the production.

The shoot was a tiring day but much fun. It is currently being edited by Tony Clancy and will hopefully be ready to exhibit later this year.

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