Test footage from the film project I am currently working on with experimental film artist, Shona Masarin. Here, we were experimenting with tension by playing with different camera speeds in conjunction with movement and timing. For more information about our project visit our Kickstarter project page and the film tab of this site!
Dir: Alan Schneider, with Buster Keaton - Also Known as Samuel Beckett’s Film. A twenty-minute, almost totally silent film (no dialogue or music, one ‘shhh!’) in which Buster Keaton attempts to evade observation by an all-seeing eye. But, as the film is based around Bishop Berkeley’s principle ‘esse est percipi’ (to be is to be perceived), Keaton’s very existence conspires against his efforts.
I was thrilled to discover this film short after trying to find out more about my family connection to a ghost town in Nevada, Olinghouse. So many of the images inside me related to a ghosted silent clown, like Buster Keaton rising from the dust storms of the Great Depression.