1997, 16mm/BetaSP, 12min, b&w
director, script, editor: Mark-Steffen Göwecke
photography: Mark-Steffen Göwecke, Burkard Grygier
additional support: Peter Mößmer
The portrait of a small hotel and its owner in Brittany at the most westerly point of France, the Pointe du Raz..
Marie Le Coz leads her Hôtel de L'Iroise since nearly fifty years. In this time she has made a lot of experiences. The fantastic site, isolated on a rocky promontory, her charming german and the frightening fact the hotel should pulled down because of a "renaturalization-project" of the governement were reasons to make this film.
On the first journey the interview with Madame Le Coz was recorded on ordinary SVHS-tape. The important scenes were digitized and stored on CD-ROM's for projecting it - during the second visit in France - onto the inventory of the hotel via a PC with video-board Pinnacle DC-30 and a beamer. In this case the interview-video was transfered frame by frame onto the 16mm-film. On the one hand a flickering because of asynchronicity was out of the question, on the other hand the projection often was very dark, so an exposuretimes of 1sec or longer were not unusual.
In addition to these shots location shooting was made with conventional time-lapse-technique. Only red- and grayfilters were used to get exposuretimes of 1sec or longer to make the motion of clouds more smoothly.
The negatives were transfered onto BetaSP-tape. The editing was done non-linear on a PC-based system Pinnacle DC-30).
So the "film" original is a "video" in BetaSP but it was also re-transfered onto 16-mm.