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animate! synopsis

A home movie on permanent loop. Live action up for grabs. A family walk the walk across a field, disappearing into memory as they do. Who knows where the families go?

short synopsis

In the countryside, on a sunny day a family group repeatedly walk towards the camera. The ‘home-movie’ is looped and the footage is digitally manipulated so that each time they pass, the family members steadily disappear, the landscape also appearing to ‘withdraw‘.

key credits

director
George Barber
cgi animator
Craig Zeuroni

George Barber

short biography

A pioneer of video art, once described by Art Monthly as “the Henry Ford of independent video art“, George Barber quickly gained an international reputation with ‘Scratch Video‘, an original fast-cutting, multi-layered rhythmic genre of work.

Michael Maziere

30 September 2004

a film by George Barber

direction

director
George Barber

script

writer
George Barber

image personnel

cgi animator
Craig Zeuroni

support

primary funding

Arts council of England/Channel Four Animate! award

© George Barber 1997

film still:

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master copy format

colour or black & white
colour

video distribution format

video format
BetaSP
screen aspect ratio
4:3
video standard
PAL
sound type
stereo

distributor

LUX
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