Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Motion Pictures

Gail Levin, with whom we regularly collaborate, made "Marilyn: A Still Life" for American Masters a few years back.

Here's a segment on the actress' sessions with Milton Greene

Just before the two minute mark we're shown photos from the "Black Velvet" sitting.

Ordinarily, this would be motion graphics -panning and scanning over photos. Not here. The photos were tacked onto a wall and filmed with a handheld Super 8 camera.

The result is loose and sensuous. The camera moves over the images just as your eye might, going in and out of focus- staring, moving with fits and starts.

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