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.

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.

synthetic resin

This is a photogram piece, on black and white 35mm film. It was made during a workshop with Kerry Laitala during this year’s AntiMatter Film Festival, using electrical components, nuts, bolts, screws, and a mini cassette tape. The soundtrack was made on my circuit-bent Realistic keyboard.