re-noise

A couple months ago, I was asked to document an event. I did. And then I played with the footage and created this short video-doodle. Since the doodle misrepresents the event that the documentation was from, I won’t mention the name of the event here (although it is in the credits of the film) – Take that google spiders.

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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.

mechanical garden

It is a flurry of format changes. It was shot on Super 8 in black and white and hand processed, then digitized, composited and coloured with final cut pro.
The sound is a whole other story. 
It starts with a new toy. Slim Sandy gave me an old reel to reel audio recorder last night. So me’n Dan sat around and made some noise with the deck and some reels of tape that were in my basement (a friend dropped them off one day, thinking they were 8mm film film reels.)
This soundtrack started as a radio transmission of the now-cancelled “Brave New Waves” program on CBC Radio 2, hosted by Patti Schmidt. It was (and still is) my favourite radio show, and helped shape my teenage years. It was recorded onto a cassette tape in the 90’s, recently digitized for my ipod touch, then piped through the old 1/4 inch reel to reel deck, warped and transferred to a digital recorder to be edited and chopped up on a computer….phew….