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Image: Coconut/Cane & Cutlass (1994) by Michelle Mohabeer

Veteran animator and filmmaker Steven Woloshen introduces a variety of simple artistic strategies to create decay and to re-assemble damaged film prints into new experimental visions. This book includes a special DVD (NTSC) with nine short films created specially for this do-it-yourself, “hands-on” manual.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
An excellent resource for film production courses and workshops.


Featuring nine chapters & accompanying films:


1) Chronicle Reconstructions: Creating Reconstructions

2) Zero Visibility: Reproducing Decay and Damage

3) La Dolce Vita: Hasty Archaeology

4) Scrapbook: Correcting Correlations

5) Fleeing Rotland: Revitalizing Obsolete Gauges on 35mm Film

6) The Homestead Act: Using the Earth to Create Decay

7) Editorial: Contact Printing and Film Looping

8) Vista: Abstraction and Reorientation

9) The Rosetta Stone: Creating Hybrid Images


ISBN 978-0-9866231-0-3

137 pages, perfect-bound paperback, colour and B&W

DVD included

Copyright Steven Woloshen, Scratchatopia Books, 2010

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  • Author(s)
    Steven Woloshen




    137 pages


    Published by
    Scratchatopia Books

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