Simultaneity is a concept I have explored many times in my filmmaking. I have always enjoyed using multiple frames within the "screen frame", but what I enjoy even more is multiple cameras capturing an event simultaneously. This creation of multiple frames becomes visually and spatially interesting when space and time converge. To see a single thing through multiple lenses really creates multiple worlds of a reality we thought we knew, right? But when we look back at the footage, it's always different, remembered differently... We see and hear things we didn't experience the first time around. It's sort of the world that lives next to us.
There's something provocative about multiple, seemingly objective stares, of a filmed event. Of course, we know that there is no objectiveness in the camera's eye because it invents a world within a frame, while excluding the world outside of it. However, it does give us a new perspective, and I don't know about you, but sometimes that's all I need.
In this MINICONCEPTDOC we see Stephen and myself beginning by filming each other, film each other, until eventually we just film one another. Again, I find the most striking moments are those converging, or overlapping realities. Finally, we both rest in frame to face the gaze of our audience!
The music here was graciously donated by Greg Kaminski.
I give you, SIMULTANEITY:
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