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"S" - Keith Rodan, Vancouver B.C.
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- Moving images
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- Keith Rodan
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1 film reel (8 min., 30 sec. ; 98.34 m) : col., optical track, sd., acetate, print ; 16 mm
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In 1970, Keith Rodan began to create a series of "S" films of which this film, featuring an urban landscape and images of space, is the first. Rodan developed a form of camera animation achieved by filming still photographs and connecting them (by dissolves) into textured and kinetic compositions. He used home-constructed equiptment and composed each film in the series one frame at a time. This technique, as he described it, was "montage and collage combined." The kinetics were activated by the use of zoom and pan, multiple superimpositions (instilling texture), and chains of short dissolves that combined increments of movement into fluid processes. Rodan created five "S" films between 1970 and 1971. The subject matter he used varied from urban landscapes and technology to fashion model photographs and 17th- and 18th-century English and Dutch paintings.
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Moderate dirt on original film. Some colour-shift towards blue.
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- Keith Rodan (Creator)
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