From: Fred Camper (email suppressed)
Date: Mon Jan 25 2010 - 22:51:21 PST
Quoting Mark Toscano <email suppressed>:
> Western Cine convinced Brakhage to start making internegatives for
> his color films as early as 1968 or 1969 (he had made dupe negs of
> most of his b/w films since the very beginning), which is early and
> unusual, particularly for an independent artist.
Of course this is right; sorry to give the wrong impression here. My
main point was that most experimental/avant-garde filmmakers shot
reversal partly in order to work without workprints, editing the
original. Brakhage once said that he never could edit a workprint and
then "conform" the original because by the time he got to the original
he would likely make a different film out of it.
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