[Frameworks] New experimental Super 8 film shot w/ Leicina Special

Kevin Timmins on-one-2 at hotmail.com
Fri Jan 27 14:52:31 CST 2012


Just wanted to say this is brilliant. 
I love the moments that slip from abstraction into something figurative (I'm guessing this happened when the rider stopped riding).
Held me to the end (which is quite difficult to do on youtube or vimeo).
ThanksKevin 
> Date: Fri, 27 Jan 2012 13:44:28 -0500
> From: nkovats at gmail.com
> To: frameworks at jonasmekasfilms.com
> Subject: [Frameworks] New experimental Super 8 film shot w/ Leicina Special
> 
> This is my latest film shot back in late 2010 regarding my ideas
> involving bicycle based cinematography.
> 
> I utilized my robust Leitz Leicina Special camera which has an
> electromagnetic shutter and this in turn was connected to a ST1
> controller. I configured a combination of time exposure (3s per
> frame)and time lapse (1 frame every 1.5s).
> 
> The camera was attached forward facing to my handle bars via an over
> engineered ballhead and Super clamp. It's rigidity partially absorbed
> but mostly transmitted the shockwaves from the cold ride. I used out
> of date Kodachrome 40 film circa 1981. The exposed film was sent to
> the last remaining Kodachrome lab just 2 weeks prior to being
> permanently shuttered. Kodachrome film is no more and was officially
> discontinued production by Kodak in 2009.
> 
> I suspect the film's age (29 years!) resulted in the silver metallic
> dyes not coupling correctly to the multiple emulsion layers.
> 
> I have decided to upload the full overscanned and edited image
> sequence, i.e. edge to edge. That is the Super 8 perforation to the
> left of the image.
> 
> A big thank you to Martin Reiss as the "ghost rider" who can be
> occasionally glimpsed in front my rig!
> 
> http://vimeo.com/35695252
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