Twilight (Canada, 2 min)

Directed by: Richard Reeves

Experimental animation created by applying both sound and picture directly onto 35mm film. Once the soundtrack was created each individual sound was assigned a specific shape and colour that repeats through out the entire composition. Visual shapes were airbrushed and hand painted onto orange mask (negative film), then printed positive for further rendering by bleaching or scratching into the films emulsion before the final print copy was made. Sounds are made by hand from drawing Spirograph moire patterns onto clear mylar sheets, cut out and then stuck on 35mm film optical sound area, played through a moviola and recorded into a computer for composition. Many sounds are just one to twelve frames long. The pattern starts with a radar beep and expands into a constantly building loop until the entire optical sound film surface is covered in sound shapes.