Practice

While in Berlin in the summer of 1993, my Fuji-P2 camera suddenly seemed completely strange to me. I reacted by filming myself while standing in front of a 3-piece "Hilton mirror" and panning the P2 back and forth so that my gaze followed the camera angle, and so that it did not... (Dietmar Brehm) Brehm´s Übung started when he picked up an unfamiliar 8mm camera and experimented with shooting into three part mirror in a simple panning motion. In editing, Brehm discovered that rejected footage marked by an X was more interesting because of the presence of the mark which denoted its unusability. The exercise, in its final form, is evidence of how unplanned action can result in a shrewed piece of experimental cinema. A Film that "reflects", both visually and conceptually, on the film and its maker. (Catalog of the Melbourne International Film Festival)

Orig. Title
Übung
Year
1993
Country
Austria
Duration
3 min
Director
Dietmar Brehm
Category
Avantgarde/Arts
Orig. Language
no dialogue
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Practice (Image)
Practice (Image)
Credits
Director
Dietmar Brehm
Cinematography
Dietmar Brehm
Editing
Dietmar Brehm
Sound
Dietmar Brehm
Actor/Actress
Dietmar Brehm
Production
Dietmar Brehm
Available Formats
16 mm (Original Format)
Aspect Ratio
1:1,37
Sound Format
mono
Frame Rate
24 fps
Color Format
b/w
16 mm (Distribution Copy)
Aspect Ratio
1:1,37
Sound Format
mono
Frame Rate
24 fps
Color Format
b/w
Festivals (Selection)
1995
Stuttgart - Filmwinter, Expanded Media Festival
Edinburgh - Fringe Film and Video Festival
2000
Graz - Diagonale, Festival des österreichischen Films