"Orbit"- 16mm, 9 minutes, hand-made soundtrack-2006

Candy apple light emissions create a series of photic stimulating events that tickle the retinas. "Orbit" takes one into the realm of the mistakeā€¦. a playful pulsation of mis-registered images made when a lab accidentally split the film from 16mm to regular 8. This format was then reconstituted on the optical printer making the colors and contrast further blow out into the atmosphere. Kodachrome color fields create tremulous vibrations whose flickerings hypnotize. The soundtrack is comprised of the flutterings of optical noise reverberating to the splices of the film that is intermixed with hand drawn extensions of the visual plane onto the soundtrack area. By combining a series of abstract shapes with permanent marker, the rhythm and tempo of the image is directly enhanced through this mark making process. The fanciful sputterings crackle and snap, tickling the tympanum of the eardrums. We enter through the oval window, while the Gravitron spins eternally.

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"Orbit" won the Director's Choice Award for Black Maria Film Festival- 2008

And an Honorable Mention from the Three Rivers Film Festival, Pittsburgh, PA-2007

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