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Pierre Hébert: The Technology of Tears (2005) This is a celebration of the visual thaumaturgy acheived by animating onto the surface of film, by the hand manipulation of found footage, black or clear leader. Fingerpainting or scratching away at negative space, this is filmmaking at its most primitive and tactile, the efflorescence of the subconscious. Grab some leader and a sharpie and let your creativity unspool! A little Brakhage-whackage now and again never hurt anyone. Norman McLaren, a composer of visual sound and musical imagery. More nervous sets of fingers to seek out: Rafael Ruiz Balerdi Jean-Pierre Bouyxou Donna Cameron Devon… Read more

Pierre Hébert: The Technology of Tears (2005)

This is a celebration of the visual thaumaturgy acheived by animating onto the surface of film, by the hand manipulation of found footage, black or clear leader. Fingerpainting or scratching away at negative space, this is filmmaking at its most primitive and tactile, the efflorescence of the subconscious. Grab some leader and a sharpie and let your creativity unspool! A little Brakhage-whackage now and again never hurt anyone.


Norman McLaren, a composer of visual sound and musical imagery.

More nervous sets of fingers to seek out:

Rafael Ruiz Balerdi
Jean-Pierre Bouyxou
Donna Cameron
Devon Damonte
Pierre Hébert
Cathy Joritz
Stephanie Maxwell
Bärbel Neubauer
Eric Ostrowski
Richard Reeves

Stephanie Maxwell: Terra Incognita (2001)

Raya Martin: Ars Colonia (2011)

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