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Send me a copy

Albert Alcoz




Progressive or interlaced?? Interlaced, Interlaced. And the more the better! What joy to know that there is interlaced. Faced with the possibility of mounting a video for Send Me A Copy of The Transistor Arkestra I have decided to interlace the unspeakable. To do so, I recover a feature film of the most pointless: A Journey To The Centre Of Time (1967) directed by David L. Hewitt, with a score of 3.4 out of 10 on IMDB. It is therefore another bland sci-fi film, I think. Doing a little research online I found that the most rigorous review written about it was titled Special Crap Double Feature and is part of The Bad Movie Report section of the website Stomp Tokyo -the latest recommendations on Series B-movies. It is good material to continue the trend flash forward film that aims to reduce the frames of a movie to the duration of a song. No artie remakes of cult films, no, no, crappy movies like most: ripped, revisited, disassembled, crushed or whatever, but recycled.

To accompany the hyperspatial sounds of Send Me A Copy of the tarraconeses The Transistor Arkestra decided to apply a similar approach to 6Ft Beef: reduced to 5 minutes a 77` film. I establish a set of rules for mounting the video:



A) Capture the copy in DVD Region 1 keeping the poor image texture.

B) Freeze those interlaced frames in which the change of frames has led to a junction frame of one end with the beginning of the next and increase its duration to ten frames.

C) Copy the two consecutive frames of each defective frame, in which horizontal lines appear as the characters move. Repeat three times to highlight that cinematic vibration.

D) Leave intact those shots that frame television monitors and other screens in emission, with snow and fuzzy images and interlaced.



The result is certainly confusing and can be dizzying. In the background is as if the faulty transmissions had been orchestrated to affect viewing, behavior and defining the film's main characters.


 


Technical datasheet

  • Title: Send me a copy
  • Direction: Albert Alcoz
  • Production: Albert Alcoz. 2011.
  • Duration: 00:05:13
  • Original format: Quicktime
  • Formats: Betacam Digital - DVD
  • TV systems: NTSC - PAL
  • License: Copyright