For the shortfilm "Stuck in a Groove" which was made with this technique click here.
The thing that sets this project apart from other visualization projects is that the outcoming animation can be manipulated by hand and the audience can see how the animations are created and the animations do exist as a physical "record". Although the process is sometimes not easy to understand for a people who aren't enganged in film or something similar it is at least understandable at all in contrast to digital film making were you have to be a programmer to understand the technique behind it.
Phonovideo can be seen as a counter movement to contemporary digital culture. The project tries to rely on handmade easy but clever stuff which has its unique visual appearance and invites the viewer to think about basic principles of film without overwhelming the viewer with flickery imagery.
Phonovideo is mostly shown as a performance with accompanying music as part of an events evening program but it can be also shows in an exhibition space allowing visitors to try it out for themselves.
How does it work?
The rest of the work is less complicated. To achieve a seamless mixing of animation loops two turntables are used and the two video sources are routed to a video mixer. Basically its the same setup as a DiscJockey uses. While the projection screen displays the animation on the left turntable the record on the right turntable is changed and vice versa. Take a look at the assembly plan so it should become quite clear.
Next Phonovideo performances:
3.Mai 2012 Filmfestival Oberhausen ; Oberhausen, Germany
1.June 2012 ANIMAFEST Zagreb ; Zagreb, Croatia
3. March 2012 BilBolBul International Comics Festival ;Bologna,Italy
1. March 2012 Animac Festival ; Lleida, Spain
23. Januar 2012 Bamberger Kurzfilmtage ; Germany
9. December 2011, Animateka Festival ; Ljubljana, Slovenia
09. November 2011, Kassel DokFest ;Kassel, Germany
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