Moving Movie

Michael Naimark

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Moving Movie #1 (1977) was an inexpensive modest study made at MIT. I was obsessed with why movie cameras move and movie projectors don’t, and filmed the Boston landscape with a Super8 movie camera mounted on a slowly rotating turntable. The film is projected using a continuous loop projector mounted on the same slowly rotating turntable, using a translucent cylindrical screen so one can see on both sides. The result is a very natural looking "flashlight effect," with the frame rotating around the screen in sync with the filmed material. As the projected image rotates around the screen, direction and spatiality is maintained.

Text: Michael Naimark
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