Film shot with a Bolex and one roll of black and white Tri-X Kodak 7266 film during one Spring weekend in Baltimore. All edits and layering are done in camera and with double exposures. This is my first 16mm film.
Locust Point (2014)
Shot at dusk on one roll of 16mm, this film is a visual "dérive" where the urban environment gradually tightens as the public space shifts to private. The point of view struggles back and forth with the architectural constraints and access-control signage. The film was hand processed later to chemically reflect this disintegration and limitation of free movement within the city. *this video encoding is a digital capture of the 16mm film while it's being projected on a screen.
This piece revisits the light phenomenon that was at the root of "Apparitions at Day's End" one year later, this time with a 16mm camera instead of a smart phone. The sun, leaves, and wind are once again aligned in a way to create these images in the room. In the meantime, on my desk, my laptop is open with a still frame from last year's video. I also experimented with the possible dynamics or interactions between analog and digital by dubbing a negative copy of the film, then converting into positive through filters from the editing software. The process falls apart at the end as accidental glitches and color fields erupt and swallow the image.