The End of Kodachrome
Last Saturday Larry took me to The Attack of the 50 Foot Reels Holiday Party at the Echo Park Film Center Annex in Glendale. Flicker Los Angeles is a group focused on giving Super 8 filmmakers an outlet and forum for their short films. Here's how the festival works:
Each filmmaker chooses one roll (50 feet) of KODAK Super 8 film. Tri-x (black & white) Plus-x (black & white) Ektachrome (color) Vision 200 (color negative) Vision 500 (color negative). The filmmakers shoot their films in order, in other words, all editing and cuts that are made, are made IN CAMERA. There are no splicers used. To make sure of this, the filmmakers turn in their "unprocessed" film to Flicker. Flicker hands the film over to Yale film and video for processing. The films are then transferred at Yale to digital video for viewing on the large Egyptian screen. The films are transferred for best color and contrast - NO EDITS or CUTS are made within the content of the film. The filmmakers give flicker their music, soundtrack, soundscape which will be original scores created for their film. The sound is started with the first picture, so if it works it works. It's all up in the air, like life, everyday a surprise. You never know what you're going to get. And that's the way it is with the daring and nervous filmmakers awaiting this year's ATTACK OF THE 50 FOOT REELS!
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Larry brought a couple dozen slides that he took of the old Spanish Kitchen on Beverly Blvd. before it was vandalized in the mid-1980's. There were many myths surrounding the closing of the once famous Spanish Kitchen. The real story is here. Larry's slides are fantastic. I must have him scan them so I can show them to you!
Flicker L.A. is a cool group. You should definitely check out their calendar, as well as the event schedule for the American Cinematheque!