1994, Super-8-film, 5min
Idea, Camera, Editing, Directing:
Mark-Steffen Göwecke, Burkard Grygier
An experimental documentary-film. Joachim Hinz is blind from birth and describes in an interview the expressions and experiences with the world around him.
The complete film is kind of "one take". A monitor is in the left part of the picture. It shows the interview with Joachim Hinz. The surrounding of the monitor is permanently changing with the content of the interview. While the video on the monitor is running in real-time the sorrounding of it is going in quick-motion. - The effort to visualize for seeing people the "other" perception of a blnd man. We obtained this effect by transfering the video frame by frame onto film. The problem was: the recorder which was playing the video produced a fantastic still-picture but every 5 minutes it stopped because it was in "pause"-position. To prevent this we had a timecode in a corner of the video - out of the visible scene. So it was possible to wind the tape every 4 minutes to continue after that exactly with the next frame. That allowed also to cut the film into the camera exept for some corrections, although we changed frequently the location.