What will I do New Year's Eve 1999/2000?
The result of the intens discussion with this question is this film.
The year 2000. A long time it meant "future". Forecasts and visions applied to these magic number and so it didn't wonder, that the forthcoming year-change became a huge media-event, (to all "know-alls": please don't send e-mails! The "real" millennium may be one year later, but for the most people the most important thing was the change of all four numerals ...).
This film takes an unemotional look to the centre of this event: the minute, which wraps the real year-change - this infinite small abstract point.
And this for 30 times.
The result is very diversified. Beside clinking glasses and fireworks the silent locations will focused.
Via internet-website (60sekunden.de) everyone (in Germany) was able to submit his own video-scene. To make it as easy as possible, the scene should be shooten without camera-movement, so the camcorder could be started one hour before.
All amateur-formats were sent: VHS, SVHS, Video8, Hi-8, MiniDV - and two shots with BetaSP. The film was edited with a Matrox RT 2000.
... big big THANK-YOU to Pastor Lorenz, who opens a few minutes left to midnight the tower of the Bugenhagen-church, so I could film the old mechanical clockwork - intro and "outro" of the film.