Re: Infrared/ Surveillance Film

From: Ruben Guzman (email suppressed)
Date: Sat Aug 25 2007 - 08:07:48 PDT

Hello Ryan,

A cheap and reasonable way to go is to use an R25 filter and adjusting gamma, and/ or levels, brightness and contrast in post. Needless to say you'll have to work with black and white. I've come up with remarkable results (specially if you have blue skies) with both Super-8 and HDV.

Good luck!

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Topics in this special issue:

  1. This week [August 25 - September 2, 2007] in avant garde cinema
  2. Toronto Film Festival
  3. Infrared/ Surveillance Film

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Date: Sat, 25 Aug 2007 07:16:53 -0700
From: Weekly Listing
Subject: This week [August 25 - September 2, 2007] in avant garde cinema

This week [August 25 - September 2, 2007] in avant garde cinema

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"Point of Beginning" by Ryan Marino

Canyon Cinema

Rubric (Denver; Deadline: September 15, 2007)
Artist's Television Access (San Francisco, CA; Deadline: October 01, 2007)
Kansas City Jubilee Film Festival (Kansas City, MO USA; Deadline: December 01, 2007)
CinemaJAZZ (Kansas City, MO USA; Deadline: December 01, 2007)
The First Annual Mary Beth Cregier Memorial Photography Exhibition and Competition (Chicago, IL, US; Deadline: September 01, 2007)
Cortopotere (Bergamo - Italia; Deadline: September 10, 2007)
PixelPops (Airfield of Orkney, Scotland; Deadline: August 25, 2007)
Around the Coyote: Diminutive Scale or a Multiplicity of Instances for Festival of Maps! (Chicago, IL, USA; Deadline: September 08, 2007)

Renderyard Experimental Film & Animation Festival (london; Deadline: August 31, 2007)
Trunk/The Nordic Art Video Festival (Sweden; Deadline: August 31, 2007)
Takoma Park Film Festival (Takoma Park, MD, USA; Deadline: September 01, 2007)
Three Rivers Film Festival (Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Deadline: August 31, 2007)
Studio 60093 Children's Video Fest (Winnetka, IL 60093 USA; Deadline: September 04, 2007)
Synthetic Zero Loft Events (Bronx, NY, 10454; Deadline: September 15, 2007)
Compass (Bristol, UK.; Deadline: September 10, 2007)
Flicker Spokane Film Festival (Spokane, WA, USA; Deadline: September 25, 2007)
Boulder International Film Festival (boulder; Deadline: September 14, 2007)
Rubric (Denver; Deadline: September 15, 2007)
The First Annual Mary Beth Cregier Memorial Photography Exhibition and Competition (Chicago, IL, US; Deadline: September 01, 2007)
Cortopotere (Bergamo - Italia; Deadline: September 10, 2007)
PixelPops (Airfield of Orkney, Scotland; Deadline: August 25, 2007)
Around the Coyote: Diminutive Scale or a Multiplicity of Instances for Festival of Maps! (Chicago, IL, USA; Deadline: September 08, 2007)

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Also available online at Flicker:

 * The Sinema of Nick Zedd [August 26, Brooklyn, New York]
 * Old Wave [August 26, New York, New York]
 * Daughters of Joy! [August 26, Syracuse, NY]
 * Sampling the Moving Image [August 27, San Antonio, TX]
 * The Crystal Ballroom [August 30, Stamford, Connecticut]
 * Botborg+Storm Bugs+Friends [September 1, London, England]
 * Hellzapoppin' [September 1, New York, New York]
 * Cinemage [September 1, New York, New York]

Events are sorted by CITY within each DATE.


Brooklyn, New York: East Coast Aliens
9 PM, 216 Franklin Street off Huron (G train to Greenpoint Ave)

  Underground filmmaker Nick Zedd presents a monthly series of movies from
  his collection. Tonite's show begins with recent episodes of his wacky
  TV series Adventures of Electra Elf starring Rev Jen, the Patron Saint
  of the Uncool. By day Electra-Elf is Jennifer Swallows, a mild-mannered
  reporter for Art Star Scene Magazine (A.S.S.) and Fluffer is Boobie, a
  chihuahua-clothes model, but when danger calls, the two put on stylish
  leotards and kick butt, taking down corrupt senators, sleazy frat-boys,
  satanic cults, landlords, zombie-tourists and others in each
  heart-stopping episode. A hit on Manhattan Neighborhood Network, Electra
  Elf features local artstars and comedians from the Open Mike scene.
  "Utterly intoxicating. The closest thing we've got to, say, The
  Ridiculous Theatrical Co... Costumes alone scream with genius. Ditto
  special effects!" - Mark Kramer, Blacklisted Journalist To be screened:
  FILTHY RICH starring Neon Music NO PLAGUE LIKE HOME starring the voice
  of Vox, Rev Jen VILE BUDDIES starring Rev Jen, Alison Gordy, Brenda
  Bergman OF LICE & MEN starring Chuck Funk, Rev Jen, FaceBoy, Michelle
  Carlos HELLBOUND HEIRESSES starring Rev Jen, Neal Medlyn OLD MAN & THE
  SEA MONKEY starring Rev Jen, Big Mike, O'Debra Twins I, NAUSEUS starring
  Rev Jen Giorgio Handman $6 cheap

New York, New York: FIREFLY CINEMA
DUSK, corner of East 6th and Avenue B

  Yes friends it is time to bid farewell to summer, to the very past
  moving slowly away like the 20th century itself. at the August Firefly
  Cinema this Sunday Aug 26 at dusk (8:30? ish) the 6th st and Ave B
  Garden rain or shine. free. program: ERic Mitchell's THE WAY IT IS, OR,
  EURYDICE IN THE AVENUES (1985) preceded by: Beth and Scott B.'s LETTERS
  TO DAD (1979) prints from: The Donnell Media Center, NYPL "Letters To
  Dad" By Beth B & Scott B. 1979, 16mm - from Super 8, sound, 15 min
  Accompanied by an eerie pulsating score, nineteen men and women recite
  brief speeches to "dad" against a black background. They alternately
  voice feelings of subservient adulation, alienation from the world and
  smug insularity. Indicative of troubled psyches, their confessional
  communications proceed to darker themes of suicide and defiant martyrdom
  Performers: John Ahearn, Ida Applebroog, Beth B, Scott B, Don
  Christenson, Ellen Cooper, Vivienne Dick, Peter Grass, Sally Grass,
  Laura Kennedy, Christof Kohlhofer, Arto Lindsay, Tom Otterness, Pat
  Place, Bill Rice, Ulle Rimkus, Terry Robinson, Chiara Smith, Robert
  Smith. "….the almost lyrical Letters to Dad, is a 15 minute meditation
  on authority that superimposes the spectre of Jonestown over the
  relatively fresh faces of the parapunk art world…the film takes on a
  musical form- like a 20th-century ballad composed of subliminal behavior
  cues, advertising testimonials, and the text of the National Enquirer."
  J.Hoberman, Village Voice 1979. "The Way it is, or, Eurydice in the
  Avenues" By Eric Mitchell, 1985, 16mm, b&w, 80 min. The story of a group
  of actors who have been rehearsing Jean Cocteau's Orpheus in New York
  City's East Village. On a warm summer afternoon, the body of a young
  woman is found on a grassy knoll in Tompkins Square Park. Eurydice, the
  lead actress, is dead. At her funeral, the actors examine their
  relationships with her in order to unravel the mystery of her demise.
  Each actor is also a suspect. The actors's memories, the underworld of
  Cocteau's play and the East Village milieu become inextricably entwined.
  Play becomes life: seduction, betrayal, death. Final scenes underline
  the tragedy of Eurydice, as well as the end of an era in the East
  Village: scorched tenements, the Mudd Club, and "new wave" punk.
  Performers: Boris Major, Kai Eric, Vincent Gallo, Jessica Stutchbury,
  Mark Boone, Jr., Daniel Rosen, Steve Buscemi, Edwidge Belmore, Brett
  Bartlett, Rockets Redglare. PROGRAMMING BY JEANNE LIOTTA

Syracuse, NY: Syracuse Experimental
8-9:30pm, Spark Art Space, 1005 E. Fayette St. at S. Crouse Ave.

  Experimental video and audio about sex & American launch of Lickety
  Split smut zine. Curated by Amber Goodwyn, with work by Lamathilde,
  Kathleen K-R, Peter Miller, Jackie Gallant & Dayna Macleod, Pomgrenade,
  Nicole Koschmann, Scott Stark, Anita Schoepp, Shana MacDonald and more.
  Presented by Lickety Split, organized with the support of Syracuse
  Experimental Film & Media Workshop and The Warehouse Gallery at Syracuse
  University. For mature audiences. Suggested $5 donation. For details
  visit: . For more information contact Brett Kashmere,
  email suppressed


San Antonio, TX: New Media Studio Program UTSA
7 - 9 PM, Buena Vista Theater, UTSA Downtown Campus

  Announcing the first of 4 fall screenings - -being held in conjunction
  with this term's video art class. - - All are welcome. - -Free. - -
  passage a l'acte Martin Arnold (1993 / 16mm film) / Deutschland Speiegel
  - Sharon Couzon (1980 / 16mm film) / Mr. Glenn W. Turner - Heather
  McAdams (1990 / 16mm film) / Cartoon le Mousse - Chick Strand (1979 /
  16mm film) / Newsreel of Dreams No. 2 - Stan Vanderbeek (1969 / 16mm
  film) / She Puppet - Peggy Awesh (2001 / digital video) / Uso Justo -
  Scott Coleman Miller (2005 / digital video) / New Deal Solution -
  Leticia Rocha & Stevan Zivadinovic (2007 / digital video)


Stamford, Connecticut: Avon Theatre Film Center
5:30 p.m., Avon Theatre, 272 Bedford Street, Stamford, CT

  A film by Cheryl Elsbury Cambras Synopsis: Johnny, a trucker and
  part-time karaoke king, falls under suspicion for the disappearance of
  his wife and the brutal murder of her friend, Agnes. Haunted by sorrow
  and driven by the hope for redemption, Johnny finds himself at The
  Crystal Ballroom, a place where personal demons are known to play. Agnes
  arrives, searching for her killer, and finds Johnny. They will be
  blinded forever in the Ballroom, unless they face their shadows. HD, 35
  minutes, 2007


London, England: The Foundry
5-11pm, The Foundry, 84-86 Great Eastern Street, Shoreditch

  Botborg (Brisbane, Australia) Botborg is an Australian experimental
  audio/visual duo presenting improvised performances of audio visual
  synaesthesia using their own custom setup of 'feedback electronics'
  (affectionately named: the photosonicneurokineasthograph). You 'see'
  sounds, and 'hear' colours - but all these signals are actually the
  *same* signal, completely derived from device feedback. Botborg
  performances fuse sound and light into intensely visceral experiences
  which do not fit into the established categories of cinema or music.
  TOTALLY LIVE MULTI-SENSORY BRUTALITY. Neither There Nor Here Storm Bugs (Steven
  Ball & Philip Sanderson) Live for the first time in 25 years, Storm Bugs
  present an all-new show of audio-visual navigational circuit bending and
  dis-orienteering. All around the roundabout, up and down Shoreditch High
  Street, in and out the Foundry, where are you going and how did you get
  there? Eschewing expectations, not to mention glitchy abstraction or the
  hedonistic thrill of the feedback rush, Storm Bugs turn their attention
  to the here and the now-ness, the there and the then-ness, collapsing
  distance, time, direction and location into a question, a riddle, a
  conundrum. BBBlood (London) Normally people
  write.... "Tinnitus-inducing Insanity, like being vomited on by some
  angry digital god. The only way to appease him is to drill holes in your
  brain, record it, and play the sounds to a roomful of very small
  children." I guess that would work, or you could use this: "BBBlood is
  tobacco-tin red noise from the strike-a-light guvnor of east london." Or
  anything that sounds cool. Twocsinak
  (Bristol) "Twocsinak is exceptionally gifted and I think gets pretty
  much totally ignored. He's a British guy who sings and writes songs and
  edits audio in a very intensive manner. He made a cd on the label Wrong
  Music that should be getting everybody in a lather but I don't think
  anybody has noticed. Check him out!" - Drew Daniel, Matmos Edge Effect (Swindon) Andy Preston
  (aka Edge Effect) attempts to blend high-art sensibilities with Punk
  Rock's do-it-yourself ethic. Andy is a "synthesiser hacker", allowing
  sounds to grow organically using a mixture of improvisation and prepared
  structures to create evolving, dark-ambient textures that he uses to try
  to evoke eldritch images of inner worlds of dreams and hallucinations. also...
  The Dagger Brothers (Bristol)
  Littlecreature (Southampton) + Artamonova (Bristol)
  Company Fuck (Austria) Joe Musgrove
  (Australia) Upstairs music provided
  by Free entry Full
  details will be available at

New York, New York: Anthology Film Archives
6:00 & 8:30, 32 Second Avenue (at Second Street)

  Dir: H.C. Potter. "Rarely shown in the U.S. these days, this 1941 film
  of the wildly deconstructive stage farce with Ole Olsen and Chic Johnson
  is still regarded as a classic in Europe, and it lives up to its
  reputation. The credit sequence establishes the wartime mood with its
  vision of hell as a munitions factory (where demons preside over the
  packaging of Canned Guy and Canned Gal), which is shortly revealed as a
  movie soundstage, the first of many metafictional gags. Very belatedly
  the movie gets around to telling a spare musical-comedy story (with
  swell numbers by Martha Raye and the jazz duo of Slim Gaillard and
  'Slam' Stewart, and some very acrobatic jitterbugging), but the main
  bill of fare is manic nonsense that almost makes the Marx Brothers look
  sober." -Jonathan Rosenbaum, CHICAGO READER.

New York, New York: Anthology Film Archives
8:00, 32 Second Avenue (at Second Street)

  Each night will include the New York premiere of two new Cinemage
  CINEMAGE is Aki Onda's audio-visual project, performances of which are
  composed of slide projections of still photographs and guitar
  improvisation. "Cinemage" means "images for cinema," or "homage for
  cinema." The visual images in CINEMAGE are snapshots taken from Onda's
  daily life. By documenting fragments of his personal life, something is
  revealed in their accumulation - the particulars within lose
  significance. What emerges is the architecture, and the essence, of
  memory. The sensibility is essentially filmic. The photos are more like
  moving images than stills and the style is similar to Chris Marker's LA
  JETÉE. Projected on a screen, the images have the eerie
  familiarity of an out-of-focus memory and evoke a feeling of
  déjà vu. The music is as important as the visual images,
  and not just accompaniment. On this occasion, Loren Conners and Alan
  Licht play guitar in tandem with Onda's visual images. Aki Onda is a
  versatile artist: an electronic musician, composer, and photographer.
  Born in Japan, Onda started his career as a photographer when he was 16
  years old. His first assignment was to take photographs of musicians for
  magazines. Through numerous photo shoots he became acquainted with many
  well-known musicians and decided to become a musician himself. Onda is
  particularly known for his project, CASSETTE MEMORIES, for which he uses
  field-recording sounds he recorded himself as a diary for more than
  fifteen years.

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Date: Sat, 25 Aug 2007 07:49:24 -0700
From: Adam Hyman
Subject: Re: Toronto Film Festival

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Hi Pip,

Do you mean September?
Congrats on your film showing there!


On 8/25/07 4:27 AM, "Pip Chodorov" wrote:

> I'll be at the "Wavelengths" screenings July 8-10. My new film is selected
> there.
> Quite a few exp filmmakers are invited.
> I've never been to this festival, but it's reputation is one of the best.
> And Toronto is great, even if Jonas Mekas classes it among his four most
> boring cities in the world.
> There is an unusual range of good food there, and an active art and film scene
> year-round.
> Many experimental filmmakers live and work there, many FrameWorkers too.
> And the downtown area is home to several major Michael Snow installations.
> Be in touch off list or just meet in the wavelengths room.
> -Pip Chodorov
> At 3:00 -0400 25/08/07, Matt Peterson wrote:
>> Not sure this is the right place for this post, but is anyone going? I'll be
>> there, and I've never been - will surely be a bit lost whenever I'm not in a
>> screening room.
>> Matt Peterson
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