fixit

If you’re in Calgary this weekend, check out the $100 Film Festival at the Plaza Theatre – March 4-6, 2010

“Three days of short film, on film. Experience the magic of cinema with short film screenings, performances and parties. Full program now available on the website. This year’s program features special performances and workshops by Amanda Dawn Christie!”

A 16mm film I made a couple years ago called “Alone” will be screening. Fun times. Wish I could be there. Amanda Dawn Christie’s work is fantastic.

Here’s a photogram film doodle, called “fixit,” with a noisy soundtrack.

windowpane

This is the part where I make a bunch of excuses why I haven’t posted my weekly video for more than a month. Excuse #1 – made a couple films for MediaNet’s One-Minute Challenge, which screened on 16mm film, Youtube won’t let me upload 16mm, so I’ve had to wait until now to transfer it to digital. Excuse #2 – I was in Calgary for the $100 Film Festival, where “Grass” was playing (and won the “Best Super 8 Award). Excuse #3 – I was in Dawson City for the International Short Film Festival, where both “Sometimes” and “Grass” were playing. Excuse #4 – I had the flu. Hallucinating. Awesome.

All excuses aside, I’ve got the films done now, and will be putting them up over the next few days, in no particular order. First up is “windowpane.” I shot it in Calgary, while I was there for the $100 Film Festival. Good times. The Calgarians are a lot of fun, and took great care of me, (thanks Mels!)
While wandering around with the Bolex and Luke Black (one of the bunch of really cool folks I met at the CSIF,) we found a window, leaned against a fence in an alley, covered in mildew and frost. With a macro lens, I explored it. Shot on 16mm film and hand-processed by Scott Amos, Music by Mike Wolske.
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