COUNTER

by Volker SCHREINER
2004 / Betacam SP / color-b&w / sound / 1S / 6' 30




"A hilarious montage of movies, both classic and obscure, creates a rapid-fire countdown."
(William Sloan, "Outstanding Short Films from International Festivals", Department of Film and Media, Museum of Modern Art New York)

"Exciting found footage filmed made up of 266 (classic) film fragments. Counting down from 266. Schreiner sought and found fragments from film classics and obscure reels of film to complete his task. With a great feeling for building up tension and tight editing, he holds on to the viewer's gaze."
(catalogue IFFR Rotterdam, 2006)

"The numbers from 266 to 1, all glimpsed in brief shots from hundreds of films, are counted down in a hypnotically progressive edit, the ultimate in brutally linear narrative structures."
(Paul Rooney, "Out of Darkness", Screenings of artists’ video in cinemas throughout the Midlands, Great Britain)

2 PRINTS IN DISTRIBUTION


distribution format Betacam SP
screen 4/3 (single screen)
speed 25 fps
sound sound
rental fee 22,00 €

distribution format Digital file on server (HD)
screen 16/9 (single screen)
speed 25 fps
sound sound
rental fee 22,00 €