This is a video made from still images. I’ve been thinking about the idea that film can be experience and not just documentary or narrative, so this is an exercise to see if I could create an experience and place with only stills and sound. None of the stills are from the place I’m trying to create. It’s a little depressing and dark. sorry. Comments about it are welcome, I’m wondering if it’s working…What do you think it is about?
The newer pieces are still in the works. I was away in Vancouver and Whistler this week, collecting new footage, but had to bring the film back home for developing.
So, I’m putting up an older piece, called Memory Lapse. It won the “Best Short Fiction” award at the Lausanne Underground Film Fest, and screened at a bunch of different festivals. It also inspired an older video podcast that I did called “Other Peoples Memories,” that was clips of old 8mm home movies that I collect, strangers’ home movies. Michael Lee Macdonald did the animation, and Mike Wolske did the music. You can also find it on the MediaNet Video Podcast.
And, this week, we’re being featured on Miro, you can check it out here. It’s an Internet TV aggregator. There are more than 4000 different channels. Pretty cool stuff. And we’re listed at Canadapodcasts.ca now too.
In the coming weeks, The shortest film in the oilyfilms collection, Sometimes, clocking in at an astounding 30 seconds, will be screening at the Portobello Film Festival in London, England. There are over 700 films playing over 3 weeks. It sounds like a great time, too bad I can’t be there.
The newest episode (#54) of the Other Peoples Memories Video Podcast is now up.
For those of you who don’t know, Other Peoples Memories is a video podcast of found footage home movies, some in 8mm and Super 8 and others in 16mm, set to an ambient soundtrack. They are an intimate look into the lives of complete strangers, for the secret (or not-so-secret) voyeur in everyone. I find them fascinating, you might too. Little snippits of another time and place.
This one is called Puppy Love, and is from a 16mm film donated to me by Blair Kennaley. It was filmed by his grandfather, Robert Punter, in the 1950’s
here’s the RSS Feed address for Other Peoples Memories: feed://www.oilyfilms.com/dustyfilms/8mm.xml