Re: the word is out: experimental film is available for use on dvd by educators

From: Sam Wells (email suppressed)
Date: Thu Mar 02 2006 - 10:20:37 PST

> Someone told me he once saw a video copy of Tony Conrad's THE
> FLICKER... I don't see how this is possible. The patterns Conrad
> creates are so VERY film specific, relying upon the division of a
> second into 24ths, I don't think this can ever be translated to 29.97
> fps.

You can get some video projectors to display at 24 fps (Sony SXRD).
What the problem is is replicating the shutter. Of course you could use
a shutter (I'm thinking of buying some electric fans and a rheostat ;-)

It's interesting, by temperament I've always been very anti-interlace,
pro-progressive scanning but I'm coming to love the pulldown ghost
frame artifacts; to the extent that if I want to throw away 6 frames
out of 30 in a 30 > 24 (or 29.97 > 23.97) scenario it's the ghost
frames I want to keep - it's so bizarre I don't understand it ;-)


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