In, Over & Out

There have been countless tributes made to the Lumière Brothers´ Workers Leaving the Factory since it was first exhibited in 1895, but few have been as technically ambitious, aesthetically assaultive or conceptually compelling as Sebastian Brameshuber´s In, Over & Out.

The main bulk of the action here depicts a small courtyard, with young adults entering and exiting the double-doors of an ostensibly anonymous building. This isn´t a factory in the traditional sense, and the cast members don´t belong to the industrial proletariat as they may have done in the Lumières´ film. The shooting location here is the staff entrance at Le Fresnoy, the prestigious art school in Tourcoing, France. Founded in 1997, it was a popular entertainment site for local workers between 1905 and 1977.

Brameshuber captures this most quotidian of gestures, rinsed and repeated since the very start of cinema, with twelve simultaneous cameras — all arranged along a simple enough x-axis and encompassing celluloid, analogue video and digital formats. With dizzying and enthralling syncopation, he proceeds again and again between these formats with the use of a specially made video sequencer.

With only half a moment for each blink-and-miss image to register, we only have the rapidly fluctuating aspect ratios, the continual left-to-right succession between formats, and the dramatically varied audiovisual textures as clues of the film´s practical mechanisms. The visual set-up allows us to see and capture a single moment that in fact comprises an entire history of moving-image technology. Put another way, Brameshuber lends a new sense of technical awe to an otherwise routine film scene some 120 years after humans first saw it. (Michael Pattison)

Orig. Title
In, Over & Out
Austria, France
10 min
Orig. Language
No Dialogue
In, Over & Out (Image)
In, Over & Out (Image)
Sebastian Brameshuber
Concept & Realization
Sebastian Brameshuber
Klemens Hufnagl
Sebastian Brameshuber
Sound Design
Simon Apostolou
Sebastian Brameshuber, Le Fresnoy, Film OG Südufer
Martin Reinhart, Matthias Strohmeier, Matthias Schellander
Supported by
BKA. Kunst, Wien Kultur, Land Oberösterreich, Karlsruhe ZKM
Available Formats
DCP 2K flat (Distribution Copy)
Aspect Ratio
Sound Format
Dolby 5.1.
Frame Rate
25 fps
Color Format
colour, b/w
Digital File (prores, h264)
Festivals (Selection)
Viennale - Vienna Int. Film Festival
Graz - Diagonale, Festival des österreichischen Films
Linz - Crossing Europe Film Festival
Glasgow Short Film Festival
Bukarest - NexT International Short Film Festival
Karlovy Vary - Int. Film Festival
Wien - VIS Vienna Independent Shorts
Seoul - EXis (Experimental Film- & Videofestival)
London - BFI International Film Festival
Belgrade - Alternative Film/Video Festival
Nashville Film Festival
Marienbad International Film Festival