From: Jeff Kreines (email suppressed)
Date: Thu May 24 2007 - 07:57:29 PDT
On May 24, 2007, at 9:41 AM, Jeff Kreines wrote:
> Eventually, robotic cameras will take over -- they'll be aimed at
> the subject using little wireless transmitters, and follow them
When I wrote that, I hadn't seen this, which a friend sent (who had
no idea this was a topic-du-jour):
"Pic is being marketed as the fruit of von Trier's recently announced
aim "to reduce the scope of productions in regard to funding,
technology, the size of crew and particularly casting." But it still
showcases his liking for tech-tinkering, here by using a new camera
system, Automavision, which gets pic's sole credit for cinematography.
Process involves a camera's tilt, pan, focal length and/or
positioning being randomly offset by a computer. A similar
randomization applies to the sound recording. Result is a lot of off-
kilter compositions, sometimes with subjects' heads at the bottom or
side of the screen. This just about fits the material, creating a
comic, world-out-of-joint atmosphere."
Of course, Michael Snow was way ahead of him.
Jeff "it's not even point-and-shoot anymore" Kreines
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