Re: Raygun Virus query

From: Bill Brand (email suppressed)
Date: Tue Oct 21 2008 - 18:21:25 PDT

Ray Gun Virus has an optical sound track and runs at 24 fps as far as
I know. It is listed at the Film-makers' Cooperative as a 14 minute
film. I'm certain that no print was stretch printed.

Chris Sharits is Paul's son, not his brother.

>His brother might be able to help. In the last three years the
>Sharits family worked with Steina and Woody Vasulka to produce a
>major exhibition at ZKM about the Buffalo scene in general and
>Sharits in particular. I believe Michael Zyrd reviewed it on
>The running times given by the various distributors don't
>necessarily mean anything. Paul conceived many of his films as raw
>materials for various kinds of projection configurations, loops, and
>frame rates. For example, "Epileptic Seizure Comparison" is listed
>as 34 minutes, but it only runs 16 minutes because it's divided in
>two channels projected vertically: 16 x 16 = 34.
> Go to "About Us" and click
>on Christopher Sharits.
>----- Original Message ----- From: "Nicky Hamlyn"
><email suppressed>
>To: <email suppressed>
>Sent: Tuesday, October 21, 2008 9:55 AM
>Subject: Raygun Virus query
>>I've just hired Raygun Virus from the LUX in London. The print was
>>400', but it's a fifteen minute film, so I ran it at 18fps.
>>Presumably, therefore, Sharits would have made it to be shown this
>>way, although other prints I've hired have been longer and I've run
>>them at 24fps.
>>The consequences of stretch-printing a film of this nature are
>>highly significant, even though it's not very flickery, and
>>obviously the sound is quite different.
>>Can anyone shed some light on this?
>>Nicky Hamlyn.
>>For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.
>For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.

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