In 1971, Henri Langlois mounted an impressive Busby Berkeley retrospective at the Cinematheque Française—the first ever held in France—and this episode of French television program Cinéastes de notre temps (Cinéastes of Our Time) was made in conjunction with that. Using excerpts from several of his legendary numbers from 42nd Street, Dames and Gold Diggers of 1933, Berkeley discusses the technical challenges he faced: how to set up a shot with 100 women in a swimming pool, how to multiply the image of a couple dancing, how to have the camera dive from the roof of Warner Brothers…
Rauch und Spiegel
Nick Moore | 2012| Australia | 6m
The film shows where slight-of-hand meets spectacle and how circus becomes cinema.
Who By Fire
Jacob Niedzwiecki | 2012 | Canada | 4m
Who By Fire is a memorial procession, with tight harmonic coordination creating intricate, transient patterns across a group of performers using and iPhone app to feed fifteen separate tracks of audio to the fifteen performers in perfect synchronization.