Talk: Orphans 9 (Amsterdam 2014)

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I recently had the very great pleasure of speaking at the 9th Orphan Film Symposium, held at the marvelous EYE Film Institute in Amsterdam, and organized by the estimable Dan Streible (NYU). I can’t recommend Orphans highly enough: the ‘Orphanistas’ … Continue reading

Lost Leaders #14 (interactive)

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Above is a snapshot of a Korsakow sketch film I prepared specifically for the Orphan Film Symposium in Amsterdam in April 2014. Dan Streible, its founder and chief organizer, kindly offered to project some of my work during a twenty-minute … Continue reading

Lost Leaders #9 (short film, ns)

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Seventy-two still-image compositions, combining found footage and leader graphics (no sound). Created at a cameraless filmmaking workshop at Main Film, led by Steve Woloshen. Frames shot using Steve’s Lomography Smartphone Film Scanner. (It’s a neat little device, but it has … Continue reading

Lost Leaders #8 (short film)

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This is the second in a series of short excursions across the surface of film, with musical accompaniment by Jackie Gallant, and editing by Dayna McLeod. Take a walk with us.

Lost Leaders #7 (short film)

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Layers of 35mm found footage being passed under a digital microscope. (Extreme close-up of handwriting on movie trailer leader.) Sound design by Jackie Gallant. Edited by Dayna McLeod.

Lost Leaders #5 (interactive)

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Working with video as a field of thumbnail-size compositions, each with sound. WATCH/PLAY: Lost Leaders #5 (Korsakow) NB Korsakow films do not currently play on mobile devices such as iPads.

Lost Leaders #4 (interactive)

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A more refined film, incorporating some elements from LL#2, but with more material, six videos sequences, and a more self-conscious relationship between the various sound sources (background, rollover, video): WATCH/PLAY: Lost Leaders #4 (Korsakow) NB Korsakow films do not currently … Continue reading

Lost Leaders #3 (interactive)

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AKA ‘Baby Deer’. The text is appropriated from a movie trailer, re-animated using stopmotion and a microscope, then shot off screen. Sound design by Jackie Gallant.

Lost Leaders #2 (interactive)

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First attempt at a Korsakow (ie interactive) film incorporating some of the lightbox stills combined into video previews, plus video shot through the microscope as main content. There are three sources of sound: background, rollover/preview, and main content: WATCH/PLAY: Lost … Continue reading

Lightbox Session #3 (stills)

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Found footage: 35mm commercial leaders taken from movie trailers bought on eBay. Experiments with layering, colour and composition. Shot with an iPhone 4S and a macro lens attachment.

Lightbox Session #2 (stills)

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Found footage: 35mm commercial leaders taken from movie trailers bought on eBay. Experiments with layering, colour and composition. Shot with an iPhone 4S and a macro lens attachment.

Lightbox Session #1 (stills)

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Found footage: 35mm commercial leaders taken from movie trailers bought on eBay. Experiments with layering, colour and composition. Shot with an iPhone 4S and a macro lens attachment.

Lost Leaders #1 (short film)

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Lost Leaders #1 (16mm to digital, 50 secs). Found footage, hand-woven together. Created during the Independent Imaging Retreat, aka the Film Farm (Mount Forest, Ontario, 2011). Soundtrack added in 2012; composed and performed by Jackie Gallant.