film in search of an auteur…


Critical Focal Acuity

(Fade In)

-Series of found moving images as the film racks out of focus

-Series of stills: long open highways receding into the horizon line; traffic jammed still; parking lots (these sequences without people in the frames)

-Series of of shots resolving into sharp critical focus: buildings from various anonymous downtowns

(Fade Out)

 – 4 seconds of clear leader

(Fade In)

-4 seconds of black leader

(Lap Dissolve)

-Asynchronous sound of obtuse observations about reality shows broadcast on the E! Network, c. 2007 / Over clear leader

-Mundane observations about obscure European celebrities / Over black leader

-Silence / Over cut-ups compiled from 33 sequences of film, all exactly 105 frames long, thrown into the air, and then assembled by chance operations

(Lap Dissolve)

-A Random Series Of Magnified Images Of Fleas

(Voice Over):

“The way that fleas become infective is due to a feature of their alimentary system—they have not only a stomach, or a ventriculus, but also a proventriculus, which acts as a valve that regulates the food that the flea is ingesting and trying to get to its stomach.”

(Lap Dissolve)

-American National Anthem plays 

-A flagless flag pole pings as the wind whips two metal swivel flag snaps on a rope into the pole.

(Voice Over):

“This concludes our broadcast day…”

(Fade to Black)

White Noise.

“Sometimes you really have to shove and grunt and sweat. Some days you go to your office and you’re the only one who shows up, none of the characters show up, and you sit there by yourself, feeling like an idiot. And some days everybody shows up ready to work. You have to show up at your office every day. If an idea comes by, you want to be there to get it in.”
— Thomas Harris

About istsfor manity

i'm a truncated word-person looking for an assemblage of extracted teeth in a tent full of mosquitoes (and currently writing a novel without writing a novel word) and pulling nothing but the difficult out of the top hat while the bunny munches grass in the hallway. you might say: i’m thee asynchronous voice over in search of a film....
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