1. Space Time Feedback (excerpt)


    from Ian Helliwell Added 30 1 0

    A synthesis of electronic music and controlled video feedback, made with Helliwell’s self-built tone generators and Hellicam video camera. The images and colours were formed by pointing the…

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    • Protean Feedback (excerpt)


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      Generated with the Hellicam, an adapted video camera derived from a toy karaoke machine, this film continues Helliwell’s exploration of abstraction, feedback and his own specially composed electronic…

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      • As the Legend Has It (excerpt)


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        Visualisation of a sound collage cut together with quarter inch magnetic tape. The editing of the audio is revealed as the tape travels through a tape machine, and a further visual element is provided…

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        • Gyrations (excerpt)


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          Found film made from 8mm silent home movie footage shot in the 1960s. The soundtrack was created from various magnetic tape loops of found sounds.

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          • Orbiting the Atom (excerpt)


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            Modified TV patterns filmed off the screen with super 8, and then covered with ink and bleach. This is an excerpt from Ian Helliwell's 2002 film which runs 4`50.

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            • Crystallization (excerpt)


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              Direct animation film - bleach, ink and scratching applied to super 8 footage. This is an excerpt of Ian Helliwell's 1997 film that runs 3`45.

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              • Elegy for a Power Station (extract)


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                Starting with a 400 feet reel of found footage, this film captures the decommissioning of Northampton power station in 1975, and the subsequent demolition of the turbine hall and cooling towers. The…

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                • Spectrum Analysis (excerpt)


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                  A found footage film put together over 4 years through collecting short sequences of home movie super 8. The soundtrack was made with a single multi-tracked reel to reel tape loop.

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                  • Escape the Light (excerpt)


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                    The fourth in a series of abstract shorts started in 1998 – all shot with super 8, exploring light and colour through different lenses and filters. It incorporates bleaching as well as colour…

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                    • T-Junction (excerpt)


                      from Ian Helliwell Added 54 1 0

                      Naturally decayed super 8 home movie footage, cut up and edited into a split-screen collage. The soundtrack was made using some of Helliwell's self-built Hellitron tone generators.

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