Stan Brakhage

Eye Myth Educational Print (1972) 16mm, color, 2 min

Genre: Experimental

The source of this film is almost 8 seconds long. I've printed the original film, then signed it (denoting completion) and then added 4 more 'runs' of it (for study purposes), the 1st 'run thru' printing every frame 4 times, the second three, then two, then one again. Each of these repetitions of the film has a frame or two (within it) held slightly longer than the others (to sharpen the wits and keep the rhythm from dulling sensibilities); but otherwise they are exactly the same order of frames as in the original EYE MYTH. I sign the whole of it at the end again. Children tend to like this film very much; I thought this study version would be particularly appropriate for classroom purposes because the techniques involved are available to children for making their own hand-drawn and painted films. All any teacher would have to do would be to provide the children with strips of clear or black leader (often available free from local film labs) and/or discarded film which can be painted-over or otherwise transformed.

Rental: $30.00
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