Gears

This is a short film, shot on 16mm optical sound stock. Parts are shot close-up with extension tubes, other parts are photogrammed. It is made with bicycle gears that were graciously donated to me by a local bikeshop called Bicycleitis.

The sound was made with a circuitbent keyboard, and I believe that David Parfit made the sound, and recorded it (I just mulched it up with the computer) – It was a stray file on my computer called untitled10.wav. I think it was David, but it may’ve been me. We were making noise in the basement one day. It’s all a blur. Apologies for being disorganized.

Bridge

Went on a trip to Toronto in June, to spend a week at Phil Hoffman’s Film Farm. What an inspiring place. Came back to Vic with a new fascination with 16mm, learned how to turn a Steenbeck into a contact printer (Thanks to Josh Bonnetta), and how to double and triple-expose. lots of little tinting and toning tricks. Started shooting on high contrast sound stock, it’s got a really low ISO, but with enough light, it looks great.

Collected some footage and skills for my thesis (yup, still working on it, just slowly) and snooped around the Toronto indie film community.

This is one of my experiments, double exposed and printed through the Steenbeck.