Experiment III was a look into the physical creation of a film by bleaching, painting, scratching and attaching materials to 35mm film.
Experiment III was unable to be digitally scanned. The lab asked certain parts be taken out for the safety of the scanner. This created Experiment III.1
Experiment III.1 was also unable to be scanned, due to its content, and was further edited. At this point Experiment III.2 was created by attaching a 16mm projector to a custom plate, then magnified through a second lens onto a wall, where each frame of the film was digitally photographed and recreated for digital viewing.
Direct on 35mm film hand made cameraless animation from my Fall 2011 Pratt, Experimental Animation class. Drawing, painting, scratching, and generally abusing celluloid that was then transferred professionally on a Spirit at Technicolor in NYC as a class group project that was then edited by myself and student Jessica Vanslooten with music/sound design by student Adam Jungerheld. The transfer colorist at Technicolor was Jim Mann. The main title was designed and animated by Anastasia Serdukova.
*Note: As of 1/27/14 this video has been re-uploaded in HD resolution with an improved edit.
Go to vimeo.com/35183851 to see the raw HD footage that this film was edited from.
a feminist palimpsest of cinematic representation
Selected Screenings: Athens International Film Festival, Wisconsin Film Festival, Women in the Director's Chair, PDX, Humboldt International Film Festival, VideoEX Film Festival, Antimatter Film Festival, Brighton Film Festival, NextFrame Film Festival, Des Moines Art Center, Cannes Film Festival's Emerging Filmmakers Showcase, Gene Siskel Film Center, Braquage Paris, KinoLab Poland, FOL Istanbul, Microscope Gallery (Brooklyn), Fem&Co. @ Denver Museum of Contemporary Art
In stark contrast to video, "Hand Made" focuses on the grain of the celluloid and the organic nature of emulsion. It was created by contact printing images with a flashlight in a darkroom without the use of a camera, labs, digital editing or any type of sound equipment.
35mm film print
Selected Screenings: Black Maria Film Festival, FLEX Festival, VideoEX Switzerland, Athens International Film Festival, Contraband Cinema, Un/Exposed Screening Series, Antimatter Film Festival, Humboldt International Film Festival, Festival Des Cinemas Differents De Paris
Using century old technology, PXXXL creates digital glitch from analog process. It was animated directly on the celluloid without a camera, in a darkroom, using lights, objects, and handmade lenses.
Supported by the University of Hartford Cardin Fund
There is no digital manipulation involved-- just light, celluloid, and processing.
Selected Screenings: Images Festival Toronto, Winnipeg Underground Film Festival, FLEX Festival, Ann Arbor Film Festival, Cucalorus Film Festival, Athens International Film Festival, Strange Beauty Film Festival, Haverhill Experimental Film Festival, Contraband Cinema, Asheville Art Museum, PLUG Projects