Re: [Frameworks] response to Bernd

From: andrew lennox (email suppressed)
Date: Tue Jul 20 2010 - 12:46:15 PDT


So right now you're doing 16mm optical printing and eventually you will do a 35 blow up?  Are you in Germany?  There are options in Canada if you would like to do a residency to complete this work or additionally there are a few filmmakers in Canada that could do it for you for a fee.  Perhaps you already have access to a 35 printer?  Please let me know if that is that case as I would be interested to know other places in the world where artist can do 35 optical printing.  Anyway, sorry to hear you've had some much trouble recently.  I hope not so much that you will turn to making DI's in the future.  I'm just taking a break as I am writing you from blowing up some R8 to 35 right now.  I think I enjoy fiddling with the machine more than anything else in the filmmaking process.  Personally I wouldnt want to give my film to a lab to do the DI.  That wouldnt be any fun. 
Best of luck,

--- On Tue, 7/20/10, Bernd Luetzeler <email suppressed> wrote:

From: Bernd Luetzeler <email suppressed>
Subject: Re: [Frameworks] FUTURE OF FILM (was Letter to other Filmmaker Artists)
To: "Experimental Film Discussion List" <email suppressed>
Received: Tuesday, July 20, 2010, 1:43 PM

ok so I gotta join this discussion now (although I haven't read each and every post so I hope I won't repeat what others have written before...)So I'm almost finished with my work on an 16mm film that's gonna be blown up to 35. It's the first time I'm working in that format, earlier I was did some stuff in Super-8 and much more in video. Anyways, now I'm in this 16mm celluloid space and my film required a lot of single-frame-editing. So I decided to work on an optical printer. This work has become a really traumatic experience for me, partly because it was the first time I worked like this, and there were quite some misunderstandings about the workflow between me and the person who owns this machine. But mostly because this person seems to on the one hand love his equipment, but at the same time hate to work with it. Now I was not allowed to even touch it, so for 4 days I kept counting frames and keeping track of the right order of frames. The problem
 for me was that the owner of the printer - and he's a really sweet person otherwise - kept treating me so badly, and I guess mostly because this work is really slow and exhausting and not really appreciated by anyone nowadays, that I really felt bad with each and every frame we exposed. So I don't wanna go into the details of this, but I think the fact that still a lot of this old technology is in the hands of frustrated old men, is also a reason for people to go digital. And it's so sad because me and him we are in the same space, and he's frustrated because this technology dies, and I'm frustrated because he gives me such a hard time, and therefore I keep thinking that next time I just go for a DI. And I think that's quite a global phenomenon, same thing happened with the music industry in the 90Ts, so many musicians were just happy to bypass the studio technicians. But maybe I will recover from that trauma and next time again stay optical, lets
On 20.07.2010, at 22:52, Sam Wells wrote:

To go back to the idea of the "future"... who cares what "future" there is for film? Or for anything?   Are you joking ? _______________________________________________
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