Short Ends

apparent motion
…as film is to digital keywords is to prose;
cinema, train, frame, line, railroad, ties, railway, sleepers, stock, passengers, lulled, cadence, we’re there, already?

SONGS, GUN GUY SHUTUP, PLOT and DOG SCOUTS MAN are made from found film material; 35mm cut down to 16mm. (intentionally as part of an industry process).
They are edited a little and music was added.
Modular synth music performed by Matt Brislawn of BRIZBOMB

Room 1
Motel, CA
Infrastructural gestures defining essential mobility in the city. People are as likely to be riding up and down in an elevator as to be moving laterally in a bus, boat or train.
On the train (diesel engine type) to Cork City. Departing the station. Glounthaine á La Ciotat. Making it’s way along a regulation Iarnród Éireann fence before the open expanse and meandering oxbows of Cobh’s mud estuary. Only later did I notice the shutter/fence exchange. Hear the man on the train say “the flowers are all out, now”. There are wild roses in bloom growing along the fence. It put me in mind of the 1966 film All My Life by Bruce Baille and so I added and took away sound to reflect that idea. Music: “Strette” – Pierre Schaeffer ‎– Le Trièdre Fertile 1975 . La vie a 25 ans – Dani. 1974.
A 16mm film postcard in fragments of East and West Cork mid 1990’s, discovered anew 2013. Sound/picture combination exists only here (for the moment).  The sound is Dublin’s electric commuter train on its way out to Howth. The carriage was empty for most of the journey that day. Automatic announcements broadcast in the carriage were on the blink, too, so even the robot seemed reluctant to break the silence, stopping mid sentence before naming the station we had just pulled into. Recorded 2009. Both brought together in 2013.


A cardboard box with a pinhole in one end and a vellum window on the other onto which the pin-holed sun fluttering among the trees is projected. This edit is from 4 or 5 takes made on the day venus was to cross the sun’s path. As it turned out I got the date wrong, though it didn’t matter much since the image on the vellum was so indistinct there was no chance whatsoever venus could be seen in it’s passage. It was recorded with an iPod and is better watched small.

Persian rugs, Pakistan
Persian rugs (from Pakistan) 
Screen Space Test Edwin S
Pavarotti’s widow, Nicoletta Mantovani, and three of his daughters have released a statement saying: “As members of his immediate family, we remind you that the values of brotherhood and solidarity that Luciano Pavarotti upheld throughout his artistic career are incompatible with the world vision of the candidate Donald Trump.”
Infrastructural gestures defining essential mobility in the city. People are as likely to be riding up and down in an elevator as to be moving laterally in a bus, boat or train.

Camera used : Canon ZR11 mini-DV. Sound was from the footage as well as effects libraries.