REVELATIONS

by Dominic ANGERAME
2018 / 16mm / b&w / sound / 1S / 21' 26




REVELATIONS is a continuation of what I call my « City Symphony » series. This work includes footage that was shot from the late '90s to the present. My filmmaking is inspired by filmmakers such as Dziga Vertov, Joris Ivens, Walter Ruttman and Robert Fulton. Editing and post production work was done at Light Cone in Paris.
The imagery was shot on high contrast 16mm original black and white film transferred to the digital format. Some of the footage includes shots from waterfront docks near the Todd Shipyards of San Francisco and scenes of the baseball stadium while it was constructed. REVELATIONS also shows the cityscape from the Dogpatch area of San Francisco before renovations and many scenes from the San Francisco Embarcadero.
There were many scenes in the original 16mm that were overexposed, and I was tempted to throw the material away. Yannis Davidas was my grader at Light Cone in Paris and he told me to transfer the overexposed material. In post-production he was able to adjust the gain, and out of the whiteness of the overexposed film materialized imagery that I had never seen before. Like the magic of my superimpositions I was pleasantly surprised to view this material for the first time. Since new imagery was « revealed » to me, in such a way, I decided to call the film REVELATIONS.
The soundtrack « Manifestation » was designed and performed by San Francisco's notable musician Kevin Barnard.


post production: ATELIER 105

2 PRINTS IN DISTRIBUTION


distribution format Digital file on server (HD)
screen 1,37 - Standard (single screen)
speed 23,976 fps
sound sound
rental fee 80,00 €

distribution format DCP on server (SMPTE 2K)
screen 1,37 - Standard (single screen)
speed 24 fps
sound sound
rental fee 80,00 €