This is how it started.

In spring 1998 the artists received the Independent Vision Grant to make a one minute short film based on the theme of Independence and Dependence. Inspired by Biographs’s 1890’s Film toy, the Mutoscope, we wanted to play with the idea of the Flip-Book, a series of flipping photographs.

As far as Independence/Dependence the Flip-Book is a metaphor relating to both the still image and the moving image; each photograph exists independently as an image, at the same time they are intrinsically dependent on the rest of the images in order to create movement and motion. The photographs are thematically linked through the motif of transportation and individuals moving throughout the world. We wanted to pay tribute to independent filmmaking as a celebration of invention and creative problemsolving and the experimental techniques that expand the language of cinematic expression.





FLIP FILM
     - A SIXTY SECOND ANIMATED TRIP ON THE BUS IN SAN FRANCISCO -
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THE FILM

This is was happend afterwards.

Flip-Film had a sneak-premiere at Craig Baldwin’s Other Cinema in the Mission District in San Francisco in 1999, before it played at the Castro Theater (San Franciscos historic movie Palace) as a part of the Classically Independent Film Festival. Since then the film has been been circulating around the world for several years. By now it has played at 50-60 festivals; everything from Incredibly Strange Film Festival to Sundance, SF Int’l Film Fest, Ann Arbor Film Festival, Nordic Panorama and more. It was picked up by distribution by Micro Cinema in Seattle and by the Norwegian Film Institute. It has received Honorable Mentions and gone on tour a numerous times.

This is how it was done.

The film was first shot on 16mm B/W film. The sequences we liked where re-photographed onto 35mm still film, then printed onto still photo paper. The photographs were put togehter as Flip-Books and re-filmed/re-animated onto 16mm film. During the shooting process the soundtrack was recorded around the city of San Francisco and inside the buses and became a part of the finished film.