FREEZE FRAME

by Soetkin VERSTEGEN
2019 / b&w / sound / 1S / 5' 00

'Freeze frame', the most absurd technique since the invention of the moving image: through an elaborate process of duplicating the same image over and over again, it creates the illusion of stillness.
In this animated film, identical figures break and cut up the ice under their feet into cubes.
They drag them into a dark space, trying to preserve a beauty they know will dissapear.
The movement of the cubes sliding by reanimates the frozen animals captured inside.
Under the ice: an inverted world of ghostly white ice figures in the black water, remeniscent of the marvel of early scientific microscopic and underwater films.
In their attempt to catch a fleeting moment, the figures get caught themselves.


post production: ATELIER 105

2 PRINTS IN DISTRIBUTION


distribution format Digital file on server (HD)
screen 16/9 (single screen)
speed 25 fps
sound sound
rental fee 34,00 €

distribution format DCP on server (SMPTE 2K)
screen 1,85 - Panoramic (single screen)
speed 25 fps
sound sound
rental fee 34,00 €