amanda dawn christie - experimental films

  1. Expanded cinema performance for super 8 film, lenses, mirrors, and prisms.
    This video is documentation of an early rehearsal in my living room - compressed to H264
    There is no existing documentation of the actual performance

    This project was comissioned by and presented at 8fest (a super 8 film festival in Toronto), January 2012.

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  2. 3part Harmony: Composition in RGB #1
    Vancouver, BC, Canada 2006.
    6 min., 216 feet (65.8 metres)
    16mm color with mono optical sound (no dialogue)

    Synopsis
    This experimental dance film employs a bastardized version of the 1930s three strip Technicolor process. Shot entirely on black and white film through color filters, the images were recombined into full color through optical printing techniques, one frame at a time. The gestures in this dance work explore the psychological fracturing and reunification in representations of the female body.

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  3. v=d/t
    Rotterdam, Netherlands, 2008
    7:36 min. 273 feet (83 metres)
    16mm, color with mono optical sound

    Synopsis
    v=d/t is the physics formula which calculates velocity by dividing the distance traveled by the time required to travel that distance. This film explores the possibility of measuring distances between loved ones through time zones. The sound track is comprised of personal and tragic phone messages left on voicemail when individuals could not connect due to great time zone differences, while the visual elements present simple and contemplative images of antique telephones.

    Statement from the Director on the Film
    This film was created at the WORM.filmwerkplaats, during a one month artist residency at the 37th International Film Festival Rotterdam. This handmade film incorporates various contact printing and optical printing techniques in addition to chemical manipulations. This is the first film that I made since Helen Hill passed away, and her influence comes through in my use of text. I have always avoided adding text to my films because I had a real problem with the concept of narrative. After Helen passed away, I watched "Scratch and Crow" over and over again many times over and I was really struck by her use of language both in terms of its content and graphic structure.

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  4. Fallen Flags
    Vancouver, BC, Canada 2007
    8:10 min. 294 feet (89.6 metres)
    16mm Colour with mono optical sound (no dialogue)

    Note to viewers and projectionists:
    The first minute and the last minute are entirely black with soundscape only.

    Synopsis
    A layered tapestry of trains and underwater footage exploring the realms of fear death and transience, this film places the traces of human voices amidst the flickering light and shadows of empty passenger cars.

    Statement from the Director on the Film
    This film Stems from a train trip from one end of Canada to the other and back again, and the loss of a friend in a drowning accident. This project was supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) and involved 15 days of train travel from Vancouver to Halifax and back again (1200 km in total). This film is one of the meditations resulting from that trip. A “Fallen Flag” is the railroad term given to a discontinued rail line.

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  5. Knowledge of Good and Evil
    Vancouver, BC, Canada 2005
    1:25 min, 51 feet (15.5 metres)
    16mm colour, silent

    Synopsis
    Knowledge of Good and Evil is an abstract exploration of the tension surrounding women and stereotypical representations of their knowledge. This film was created from footage shot at Phil Hoffman's independent imaging retreat (aka "the film farm") in Ontario as well as from footage shot in Vancouver (where I had given myself the challenge of shooting 100 feet of film every month). All of the footage was hand-processed, and some of it was contact printed by hand and treated in baths of potassium ferricyanide. The final film was created through various optical printing techniques.

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amanda dawn christie - experimental films

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this is a channel for my experimental film work... super 8, 16mm, and 35mm film.
normally i prefer my films to be viewed on... film...
here i have digitized and uploaded a few films for preview purposes only. for now they are mostly all password protected.…


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this is a channel for my experimental film work... super 8, 16mm, and 35mm film.
normally i prefer my films to be viewed on... film...
here i have digitized and uploaded a few films for preview purposes only. for now they are mostly all password protected. contact me, if you would like access to the urls and passwords.

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