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slowdance film fest

1fps film festival
 
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Inspired by Buffalo '66 trailer and idea for a "One Second in Silicon Valley" photo series.

The photo series would use a fisheye lens pointed straight up (cloudy days better) with a one second exposure, in busy areas.

The movie would have a low (1fps) frame rate. Shutter time could be fast (freezing motion) or the full second so motion is represented by blur.

Music videos play with time using cuts synced to beats of stills or fast or slow motion, but the emphasis here would be more traditional film narratives.

While some experimental films have deliberately used the "security camera" look, they tend to be part of conceptual art pieces about 1984 themes rather than storytelling.

morganw, Feb 03 2003

Buffalo '66 Trailer http://us.imdb.com/Trailers?0118789
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Sundance http://www.sundance.org/
Film Festival [morganw, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]

Sundance http://www.sundance.org/
Film Festival [morganw, Oct 04 2004]

speed ramping http://www.ctheory....t_file.asp?pick=340
about slow&fast motion [morganw]

straight up fisheye http://www.nearfiel...an/Photo/wide/fish/
see the world in one picture [morganw, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]

straight up fisheye http://www.nearfiel...an/Photo/wide/fish/
see the world in one picture [morganw, Oct 04 2004]

roundshot http://www.roundsho.../english/28-220.htm
another way of getting a 360 view [morganw, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]

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       Using a slow shutter speed would reduce the "security camera" look. Real-time preview is important to make sure there's some blur, but not too much.
morganw, Feb 04 2003
  

       I would think with a fisheye lens //in busy areas// that there would be a bit of activity around the edges. Presumably, one would try to avoid views of skirted ladies and kilted gents walking above the lens.
FarmerJohn, Feb 05 2003
  

       slowdance is inspired by *two* independent ideas: trailer for movie Buffalo '66 (link to imdb on this page) and "one second in..." series.   

       A full 180 degree view fisheye lens pointed straight up (at a height of perhaps 3 to 4 feet) will capture everything you can see except the ground in a single image. A 1 second exposure in a busy part of town should be quite interesting with cars & people walking quickly blurred but buildings & people standing looking solid.   

       A cloudy day is nice because the sun will be in view (unless behind a building or passerby) causing flare problems.   

       I've added a link to a page with such a view.   

       It's pretty hard for the brain to unwrap it & unfortunately most of the film is occupied by sky. A roundshot might be a be a better implementation.
morganw, Feb 05 2003
  

       Roundshots are way cool and waaay expensive. Of course a good fisheye isn't cheap, either.
bristolz, Feb 05 2003
  
      
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