I cut out about 4 or 5 minutes of extra 'repetition' and re did the transfer in 2006 to yield an HD from the original 1985 16mm print. This was shot at 36 fps, a frame rate that does not exist, so an odd compression/frame blending comes along with the quick time codec ... it was a little more fluid in NTSC video when first created as a movie. And the compression artifacts are particularly nasty with strata cut, since almost every pixel of every frame is pretty much different, all moving it's own direction so there is no 'optical flow' any algorithm can make sense of ...

I edited this down, and improved the resolution, hoping to offer an alternative to the lower res, longer original version. You can see higher res versions of this work in PIECES on this vimeo site. I transfered much higher res files in smaller time chunks ... you can look around and see them if you click around these pages ...

I'm hoping projecters will soon run at various frame rates, and the original 'speed' will be seen.

Strata cut at higher frame rates is quite amazing. There is so much fluid coherent information packed into such a small space of time ... it is a subconscious effect, but one I find irresistible when I saw it in action ...

The new 48fps Hobbit, or James Cameron movies will lead the way to variable projection rates (I hope)

There is also more color saturation in the NTSC version than here ... the NEON CIRCUS feeling of it all get's a bit lost in the digital age on an apple monitor, etc. But still quite a lot of crazy ... enjoy.

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