Thursday, April 23, 2009

On the long (almost) steady-cam voodle-take

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" The aesthetic qualities of Voodling are to be sought in its power to lay bare the realities [...] Only the impassive lens, stripping its object of all those ways of seeing it, those piled up preconceptions, that spiritual dust and grime with which my eyes have covered it, is able to present it in all its virginal purity to my attention and consequently to my love. By the power of Voodling, the natural image of a world that we neither know nor can know, urbanity at last does more than imitate art: she imitates the Voodler."

Endorsing Bazin's preferences for the authenticity of the long take, Sam Renseiw proceeded to walk the line in Oslo this Monday: While the actual purpose of the visit failed to come to terms, a fine moment of reality remains recorded from that day... Dean can, after all mean so many things...James Dean crashed straight on, while Sam keeps on Voodling without a cause, not taking charge of any administration. View the almost endless perambulate with underlapped Snatch Tape mix by clicking here or on the links above. (patafilm # 683, 04'03'', 39MB, Quicktime/mov - other versions at

Today's Bonus Lumiere Video feature contrasting indoor footage with a fine development of the counter-shot technique. (lum # 197 " the counter-shot" , 01'00'', 7 MB, Quicktime/mov)

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