The Capital Project Announces Online Archive Series.

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Raynemaker Productions will begin sharing collected interviews and performances through new archive project.

The filmmakers behind The Capital Project, an extensive documentary film series exploring the culture of music in the Greater Fredericton Area, have announced plans to share the hundreds of hours of content collected over the project’s development through a new online collection called The Capital Project Archives.

Following a successful multi-episode web series, and full length documentary film and a one-hour CBC Television special, filmmakers Tim Rayne and Arthur Thomson still have an enormous amount of footage they want to share.

In a statement released today, Rayne and Thomson outlined their intent with the archive and explained a bit about how it will all rollout. The first video in this new series features an interview with Fredericton-based radio host Ryan ‘Crash’ Barton. 

“The TCP Archives will primarily consist of interview footage and music performances,” they said. “The TCP Archives consists of new material filmed from 2017 through 2019. There are numerous interviews from musicians, artists, scenesters, academics, and media professionals from around New Brunswick. And there is still a number of performances yet to be seen that will showcase more of the incredible talent here in the province – mostly from the Fredericton region. There is an enormous amount of content yet to be released and we are excited to share it with you.

“Considering the amount of content and the fact that there is only one person doing all the editing, the release of TCP archival content will inevitably take some time and will happen over months and possible years. With that being said, we are planning to release stuff regularly. Obviously, we had no idea that COVID was coming and that it would shut everything down and change our lives forever. In some ways, TCP captured the end of an era and it was able to document a time when the local music was firing on all cylinders. TCP may have captured an end to a bygone era, but it also a celebration of what is yet to come from our music scene. In some ways, it is just the beginning. TCP is a celebration of our culture, our music, our family and friends. Enjoy!”

The Project’s multi-episode web series was pulled down at the beginning of the pandemic in an effort to keep the focus on the many musicians or organizations working to recoup losses and generate new income through live streaming performances, talkbacks and various other virtual engagement opportunities.  

“We didn’t want to put out new content that showcased artists who were putting out their own live streaming performance and showcases,” said Rayne and Thomson. “We also went dark on previously released videos on our YouTube channel last year for similar reasons. But now, with live shows starting up and starting to go back to ‘normal’, we have decided to start putting out new material and slowly rereleasing older video.”


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