Made By Hand: Experimental Works for Educational Environments
CFMDC Special Edition
In response to an increasingly technological world, there has been an explosion in the number of “handmade” films - those created by working directly with the material of the film. This compilation showcases recent works that use a range of handmade and artisanal techniques, including photograms, hand-processing, cameraless animation and collage.
“Well-crafted and entertaining, this collection is an excellent presentation of short abstract films. Repeated imagery, animation, home movies, playful use of color, photograms, dance, and different light effects provide both fanciful and introspective moments of sheer film appreciation. These films would be a great asset to any film studies or filmmaking class or collection, useful for researchers looking for diversity in non-digital examples of experimental filmmaking styles. An excellent study guide accompanies the DVD. Highly Recommended.” - Debra Mandel, Educational Media Reviews Online
“‘Handtinting’ is full of small movements and actions, gestures begun and never completed... A beautifully realized type of chamber-music film whose sum-total feeling is ritualistic.” - Robert Cowan, Take One