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
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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