When I Fall In Love




One minute of 16mm film at 36 frames per second makes a physical reel of 36 feet of film. Using these figures, I initiated an experimental project looking at equivalence, love and the process of 16mm to make a one minute short.

I set out to produce a creative and explorative project using 16mm analogue film studying the equivalence of what one minute’s worth of 16mm represented and how that could turn into a project itself through ideation.
With 36 being my main number of interest, I quickly found Arthur Aron’s 36 questions ‘to make you fall in love’, and developed the short into a portrayal of falling in love at first sight.

As the project progressed, more and more equivalents came into play, ending with a piece of work using a new process, an engaging medium and a creative idea. Please view the work below. 





‘When I Fall In Love’ Final 16mm Scanned Film:





-36 Questions by Arthur Aron, physically written onto the 16mm film with one question for each foot.
-When I Fall In Love by Doris Day, the first minute of the song featured in the video uses exactly 36 words and of course enriches the love theme.
-The actual footage, the beginning of the film is exactly 36ft away from the actress with the footage progressing closer as the reel becomes longer.
After much testing and development, I formed a new experimental process which resulted in the final film. The process involved taking digital and analogue processes, editing, processing, printing, enlarging, and then finally splicing and joining, to take a digitally created video into an analogue film reel.  




Stills from the film:


      
 
  
  
  

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