Re: Frampton How-To

From: Bill Brand (email suppressed)
Date: Sat Aug 05 2006 - 18:46:36 PDT

Dear Sherri,

LEMON rents from the Film-maker's Cooperative for $30. MoMA also has
it and may rent it too but probably not for less. HF made it as a
single shot on color reversal film with a B-roll to superimpose the
Robert Huot tribute title at the end. MoMA has an internegative and
has made video & DVD to exhibit in the museum gallery.

But the technique, I said to myself, is obvious. He took a clamp
lamp and a lemon and he moved the light around the lemon. But your
question in this public forum instilled doubt in me so I did a little
experiment and quickly made a little 4 min. video titled LIME to test
my thesis.

Its a 750KB Quicktime (240 x 180 MPEG-4) and I'd attach it here but I
don't want to clog up FRAMEWORKS. So if you like I'll send it to you
(or anyone else). Or if Pip says put it through, I'll send it out


>Dear Frameworkers,
>I am trying to find information regarding Hollis Frampton's shooting
>with LEMON.
>How was the lemon secured? What type of apparatus carried the light?
>Did he augment the "single-source" look with auxiliary lights?
>Also, where in LosAngeles might I screen the film? It has been many
>years and my memory is, well, memory. I have rental info from the
>filmmaker's coop, and will search UCLA and USC -- any varying
>suggestions? (thank you).
>I am Sherri Kauk, a filmmaker of Ithaca College's cinema program and
>am currently enrolled at the American Film Institute. I am soulfully
>moved by the life force of light and devote much of my time to
>imaging. Accessing technical information of Frampton's LEMON
>production will direct my technique for an upcoming photography
>I thank you for your time.
>In care,
>Sherri Kauk.
>For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.

Bill Brand
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(212) 966-6253
For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.