Sunday, May 3, 2009

experiment 1

a film by Lauren Gerson

This film was influenced by the painting-on-film process started by experimental filmmaker Len Lye in the 1930s. In a film class, we were asked to make a bass wood model inspired by a painting. We then drew the model from different points of view. After taking six 6x6 cutouts of those drawings, we filled in the blanks of a twelve piece collage using any medium. From the collage, we then started to manipulate the film inspired by our model, drawing, and collage. I painted on clear 16mm film leader with acrylic paints, india ink, and watercolor. Then, I digitally scanned the film and edited it in Final Cut Pro. It took me 22 hours to edit the film and five months to complete the whole project.

Music: “Sayuri’s Theme (End Credits)” composed by John Williams from the film “Memoirs of a Geisha.” It features solos by Itzhak Perlman (violin) and Yo-Yo Ma (cello).


So this is my first blog. I decided to put up my favorite picture. It's of my dog Shasta. I took this in my backyard on my Yashica FX-3.