My film “1961” is being screened at the Winnipeg Underground Film Festival (WUFF) this evening. From reels of 8mm film, purchased from an estate sale, my film “1961” is a found footage short that plays with the conventions of home movies, and the physicality of the film reels itself.
To create my film, I projected the 8mm reels onto a yellow wall to create a distinctly washed out look, while changing the speed of the projector, manipulating the reels, to create a uniquely smooth and yet choppy image. I used my Canon 7D to record the images of my experimentation.
WUFF is an annual showcase for contemporary experimental film + video here in Winnipeg, Manitoba. My film is apart of the opening night program The 90 Second, where all the films screened are 90 seconds or less. It’s a jam packed showcase that reflects the energy and excitement of the festival itself, and I’m excited to have my film a part of this program.